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The A- Z of Atlantis Property Preservation Ltd

A is for… Anobium punctatum – The Common Furniture Beetle (Woodworm)

In this episode of The A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists, A is for…… Anobium punctatum – The Common Furniture Beetle (woodworm). Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists recently sent our timber specialist surveyor to survey a...

Can I claim on my Home Insurance to fix my damp?

Damp can affect any property of any age and there are many different types and causes of damp but ordinarily the costliest to resolve tend to be rising damp, followed by penetrating damp.  Whilst rising damp is a problem that can affect any property it is the least...

Causes of penetrating damp

Penetrating damp occurs when you get a development of moisture in the walls and ceiling or below the ground level of a building. As with other forms of damp, if this is left untreated, it can cause structural issues as well as damage to the fabric of the building....

Condensation on Walls

Do I have condensation on my walls? Most of us will have seen condensation appear on windows or glass after an activity like showering or cooking that releases a lot of moisture into the air. However, when condensation then starts to appear on the walls this can be an...

Damp in Your Home

Are you encountering musty, mouldy smells in your home? Or perhaps you’ve spotted peeling plaster or found water damage on the walls? Then you could have a damp problem.  When spotted early, dampness can be fixed and treated, while your home can be damp proofed...

Damp Proofing a Cellar Conversion

To increase value and make more space, more-and-more homeowners are looking for ways to extend their homes. Often, this means building outwards or getting a loft conversion. One of the more overlooked options is to get a cellar conversion.  Thanks, in part, to better...

Damp-Proof Injection

There are many different types of damp problems that can occur in your property, and each one has various possible solutions and treatments. We have gathered some useful information on damp-proof injections, how they work, when to use them, and how much it costs. What...

Do I Need A Wall Tie Survey?

If you are looking to buy a new home, you might come across a recommendation that you need a wall tie surveys and be left wondering what it actually means. This is also something that might need to be considered when selling a property or if you are living in a house...

Do my cavity wall ties need replacing?

Do I Have A Cavity Wall?  The first question that you need to ask yourself if the subject of cavity wall ties has cropped up in conversation, or crossed your mind, is whether or not your home actually has cavity walls. Generally speaking, there’s an incredibly easy...

How to spot wet rot at home

When it comes to the materials that are used to build houses, timber is up there with one of the most common. However, a negative that is associated with the use of timber in homes is that it is a vulnerable material that needs to be well protected. The biggest threat...

Penetrating Damp: Costs to Fix

Penetrating damp is a serious problem that can rapidly lead to dangerous structural issues if not fixed. Caused by water leaking through walls or ceilings, penetrating damp needs to be stopped quickly in order to limit the damage it causes. But how much does...

What Do House Surveyors Look For?

What do house surveyors look for? The purpose of a house survey is to determine whether the property has any structural problems, or any repairs that are needed before the house can be deemed suitable for living in.  A qualified chartered property surveyor will...

Y is for… Years of Expert Experience

In this episode of the A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing, Y is for ... Years of Expert Experience Why should you use Atlantis for all your remedial treatment needs? When you get in contact with us, you know you're dealing with the best. We are proud to soon to be entering...

B is for… Builders Beware

In this episode of The A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists, B is for…..Builders Beware. Our Property Survey Atlantis Damp Proofing recently sent our expert surveyor to survey a local property near Knutsford, Cheshire. The property was a...

C is for…… Condensation

In this installment of The A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists, C is for…… Condensation. Condensation is a type of damp and is by far the most common cause of dampness in buildings. Furthermore, it probably accounting for the majority of...

D is for…… Diagnosing Dry Rot

In this episode of The A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists, D is for…… Dry Rot. Dry-rot fungus is often thought of as a building cancer, rampaging through buildings and rapidly destroying any timber in its path! Dry rot can lurk behind the...

E is for…… Expertise and Experience.

In this episode of The A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists, E is for…… Expertise. We have over 20 years’ experience in the damp proofing and associated specialist plastering techniques. You can rest assured that you will find the expertise...

F is for… Freya the Female Surveyor

F is for…… Freya the Female Surveyor. In this episode of The A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists , F is for…… Freya the Female Surveyor. We hope that you have got the strong impression from looking at our website and any direct dealings...

G is for… Garden in your Gutter

G is for..... Garden in your Gutter (causing internal damp) In this episode of The A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists . G is for…… Gardens in your Gutter (causing internal damp).  We recently visited a property in Northwich, Cheshire to...

H is for….. Hygroscopic Salts and Replastering a Damp Wall

The A-Z of Damp & Timber from Atlantis Damp Proofing and Timber Specialists - H is for Hygroscopic Salts In this episode of The A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists , H is for…… Hygroscopic Salts and re plastering a damp wall. What are...

I is for Interstitial Condensation

I is for Interstitial Condensation  In this episode of The A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists Ltd, I is for Interstitial Condensation. Dampness problems associated with condensation and mould growths occur in many buildings yet they are...

J is for Jamie Watkins

J is for Jamie Watkins In this instalment of A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists , J is for Jamie Watkins. Who is Jamie Watkins? Hello everyone! My name is Jamie Watkins and I am owner and Managing Director of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber...

K is for Kinds of Wood Boring Beetle (Woodworm)

In this instalment of A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists, K is for Kinds of Wood Boring Beetle (Woodworm). How can you tell your Common Furniture Beetle from your Death Watch Beetle? Your Powderpost from your Long Horn? In our next blog, K is for……...

L is for Listed buildings

L is for Listed Buildings and the use of Electro Osmosis. In this instalment of A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists, L is for Listed Buildings and the use of Electro Osmosis. Today we went to survey a beautiful sandstone cottage in Tarporley,...

M is for Mortgage Reports (Pre-purchase Damp & Timber Surveys)

M is for Mortgage Report (Damp & Timber Pre-Purchase Survey). In this episode of The A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists, we see how M is for Mortgage Report (Damp & Timber Pre-Purchase Survey). Ask yourself: Has dampness been...

N is for Nitrates and Rising Damp

In this installment of A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists, N is for Nitrates and Rising Damp. In the vast majority of cases we use our experience and moisture profiling techniques to determine whether the dampness in your home is, in fact, rising...

O is for Owners Can Help

The A-Z of Damp & Timber from Atlantis Damp Proofing Specialists... O is for Owners can Help Themselves In this episode of The A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists, O is for Owners can Help Themselves. With the long weekend ahead of us,...

P is for …. Property Care Association (PCA)

P is for PCA In this episode of the A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Proofing Specialists, P is for…… Property Care Association (PCA). As members of the Property Care Association (PCA), we assure you that we are fully qualified to investigate, survey and...

Q is for Quality of Internal Air

In this instalment of A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists, Q is for Quality of Internal Air. As part of our business we deal with solving condensation problems. Most of us spend a lot of our time indoors and the toxic mould associated with...

R is for Recommendations and Referrals

In this installment of A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists, R is for Recommendations and Referrals. At Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists, we are very proud of the positive reputation we have built. We are committed to continuing to...

S is for Sub-floor ventilation and condensation

In this episode of the A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists, S is for…… Sub-floor ventilation and condensation. Sub-floor ventilation and condensation is one of those things you may see referred to in a Home Buyer surveyors report. It is an...

T is for TrustMark

In this instalment of A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing, T is for TrustMark. Through TrustMark, Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists push for greater consumer protection. What is TrustMark? TrustMark helps to bring customers and trades together. TrustMark is...

U is for … Underground Waterproofing (Basement/Cellar Conversions)

U is for Underground Waterproofing (Cellar/Basement Conversions) In this installment of our A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists, U is for Underground Waterproofing (Cellar/Basement Conversions) Did you know that here at Atlantis Damp Proofing we can...

V is for Ventilation to Stop Condensation

In this instalment of A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing… V is for ventilation to stop condensation. Ventilation simply refers to the movement of air between the inside and outside of a building. It is essential for indoor air quality as you need a movement of air to...

W is for Wall Tie Failure and Replacement

W is for Wall Tie Failure and Replacement In this episode of our A-Z of Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists, W is for…… Wall Tie Failure and Replacement What is a wall tie? If your home was built between 1920 and 1981, it's probably of cavity wall...

X is for … Xcellent Customer Service

In this episode of the A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists, X is for Xcellent customer service. To start off with, don't worry, we know that Xcellent starts with an 'E' in real life! It's pretty tricky to find a relevant topic beginning with 'X',...

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Damp in Your Home

Damp in Your Home

Are you encountering musty, mouldy smells in your home? Or perhaps you’ve spotted peeling plaster or found water damage on the walls? Then you could have a damp problem.  When spotted early, dampness can be fixed and treated, while your home can be damp proofed...

read more

Damp-Proof Injection

There are many different types of damp problems that can occur in your property, and each one has various possible solutions and treatments. We have gathered some useful information on damp-proof injections, how they work, when to use them, and how much it costs. What...

read more

How to spot wet rot at home

When it comes to the materials that are used to build houses, timber is up there with one of the most common. However, a negative that is associated with the use of timber in homes is that it is a vulnerable material that needs to be well protected. The biggest threat...

read more

Penetrating Damp: Costs to Fix

Penetrating damp is a serious problem that can rapidly lead to dangerous structural issues if not fixed. Caused by water leaking through walls or ceilings, penetrating damp needs to be stopped quickly in order to limit the damage it causes. But how much does...

read more

Causes of penetrating damp

Penetrating damp occurs when you get a development of moisture in the walls and ceiling or below the ground level of a building. As with other forms of damp, if this is left untreated, it can cause structural issues as well as damage to the fabric of the building....

read more

Damp Proofing a Cellar Conversion

To increase value and make more space, more-and-more homeowners are looking for ways to extend their homes. Often, this means building outwards or getting a loft conversion. One of the more overlooked options is to get a cellar conversion.  Thanks, in part, to better...

read more
Do I Need A Wall Tie Survey?

Do I Need A Wall Tie Survey?

If you are looking to buy a new home, you might come across a recommendation that you need a wall tie surveys and be left wondering what it actually means. This is also something that might need to be considered when selling a property or if you are living in a house...

read more
Can I claim on my Home Insurance to fix my damp?

Can I claim on my Home Insurance to fix my damp?

Damp can affect any property of any age and there are many different types and causes of damp but ordinarily the costliest to resolve tend to be rising damp, followed by penetrating damp.  Whilst rising damp is a problem that can affect any property it is the least...

read more
Do my cavity wall ties need replacing?

Do my cavity wall ties need replacing?

Do I Have A Cavity Wall?  The first question that you need to ask yourself if the subject of cavity wall ties has cropped up in conversation, or crossed your mind, is whether or not your home actually has cavity walls. Generally speaking, there’s an incredibly easy...

read more
What Do House Surveyors Look For?

What Do House Surveyors Look For?

What do house surveyors look for? The purpose of a house survey is to determine whether the property has any structural problems, or any repairs that are needed before the house can be deemed suitable for living in.  A qualified chartered property surveyor will...

read more
Condensation on Walls

Condensation on Walls

Do I have condensation on my walls? Most of us will have seen condensation appear on windows or glass after an activity like showering or cooking that releases a lot of moisture into the air. However, when condensation then starts to appear on the walls this can be an...

read more
Y is for… Years of Expert Experience

Y is for… Years of Expert Experience

In this episode of the A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing, Y is for ... Years of Expert Experience Why should you use Atlantis for all your remedial treatment needs? When you get in contact with us, you know you're dealing with the best. We are proud to soon to be entering...

read more
B is for… Builders Beware

B is for… Builders Beware

In this episode of The A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists, B is for…..Builders Beware. Our Property Survey Atlantis Damp Proofing recently sent our expert surveyor to survey a local property near Knutsford, Cheshire. The property was a...

read more
C is for…… Condensation

C is for…… Condensation

In this installment of The A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists, C is for…… Condensation. Condensation is a type of damp and is by far the most common cause of dampness in buildings. Furthermore, it probably accounting for the majority of...

read more
D is for…… Diagnosing Dry Rot

D is for…… Diagnosing Dry Rot

In this episode of The A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists, D is for…… Dry Rot. Dry-rot fungus is often thought of as a building cancer, rampaging through buildings and rapidly destroying any timber in its path! Dry rot can lurk behind the...

read more
E is for…… Expertise and Experience.

E is for…… Expertise and Experience.

In this episode of The A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists, E is for…… Expertise. We have over 20 years’ experience in the damp proofing and associated specialist plastering techniques. You can rest assured that you will find the expertise...

read more

F is for… Freya the Female Surveyor

F is for…… Freya the Female Surveyor. In this episode of The A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists , F is for…… Freya the Female Surveyor. We hope that you have got the strong impression from looking at our website and any direct dealings...

read more
G is for… Garden in your Gutter

G is for… Garden in your Gutter

G is for..... Garden in your Gutter (causing internal damp) In this episode of The A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists . G is for…… Gardens in your Gutter (causing internal damp).  We recently visited a property in Northwich, Cheshire to...

read more
I is for Interstitial Condensation

I is for Interstitial Condensation

I is for Interstitial Condensation  In this episode of The A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists Ltd, I is for Interstitial Condensation. Dampness problems associated with condensation and mould growths occur in many buildings yet they are...

read more

J is for Jamie Watkins

J is for Jamie Watkins In this instalment of A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists , J is for Jamie Watkins. Who is Jamie Watkins? Hello everyone! My name is Jamie Watkins and I am owner and Managing Director of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber...

read more
K is for Kinds of Wood Boring Beetle (Woodworm)

K is for Kinds of Wood Boring Beetle (Woodworm)

In this instalment of A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists, K is for Kinds of Wood Boring Beetle (Woodworm). How can you tell your Common Furniture Beetle from your Death Watch Beetle? Your Powderpost from your Long Horn? In our next blog, K is for……...

read more

L is for Listed buildings

L is for Listed Buildings and the use of Electro Osmosis. In this instalment of A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists, L is for Listed Buildings and the use of Electro Osmosis. Today we went to survey a beautiful sandstone cottage in Tarporley,...

read more
N is for Nitrates and Rising Damp

N is for Nitrates and Rising Damp

In this installment of A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists, N is for Nitrates and Rising Damp. In the vast majority of cases we use our experience and moisture profiling techniques to determine whether the dampness in your home is, in fact, rising...

read more

O is for Owners Can Help

The A-Z of Damp & Timber from Atlantis Damp Proofing Specialists... O is for Owners can Help Themselves In this episode of The A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists, O is for Owners can Help Themselves. With the long weekend ahead of us,...

read more
P is for …. Property Care Association (PCA)

P is for …. Property Care Association (PCA)

P is for PCA In this episode of the A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Proofing Specialists, P is for…… Property Care Association (PCA). As members of the Property Care Association (PCA), we assure you that we are fully qualified to investigate, survey and...

read more
Q is for Quality of Internal Air

Q is for Quality of Internal Air

In this instalment of A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists, Q is for Quality of Internal Air. As part of our business we deal with solving condensation problems. Most of us spend a lot of our time indoors and the toxic mould associated with...

read more
R is for Recommendations and Referrals

R is for Recommendations and Referrals

In this installment of A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists, R is for Recommendations and Referrals. At Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists, we are very proud of the positive reputation we have built. We are committed to continuing to...

read more
S is for Sub-floor ventilation and condensation

S is for Sub-floor ventilation and condensation

In this episode of the A-Z of Damp from Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists, S is for…… Sub-floor ventilation and condensation. Sub-floor ventilation and condensation is one of those things you may see referred to in a Home Buyer surveyors report. It is an...

read more

T is for TrustMark

In this instalment of A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing, T is for TrustMark. Through TrustMark, Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists push for greater consumer protection. What is TrustMark? TrustMark helps to bring customers and trades together. TrustMark is...

read more
V is for Ventilation to Stop Condensation

V is for Ventilation to Stop Condensation

In this instalment of A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing… V is for ventilation to stop condensation. Ventilation simply refers to the movement of air between the inside and outside of a building. It is essential for indoor air quality as you need a movement of air to...

read more
W is for Wall Tie Failure and Replacement

W is for Wall Tie Failure and Replacement

W is for Wall Tie Failure and Replacement In this episode of our A-Z of Atlantis Damp & Timber Proofing Specialists, W is for…… Wall Tie Failure and Replacement What is a wall tie? If your home was built between 1920 and 1981, it's probably of cavity wall...

read more
X is for … Xcellent Customer Service

X is for … Xcellent Customer Service

In this episode of the A-Z of Atlantis Damp Proofing & Timber Specialists, X is for Xcellent customer service. To start off with, don't worry, we know that Xcellent starts with an 'E' in real life! It's pretty tricky to find a relevant topic beginning with 'X',...

read more