Sulphate attack or Bomb Damage
A Chartered Professional Party Wall Surveyor and Building Surveyor has a practice relevant degree and is a member of a Chartered institute but it doesn’t end there, indeed that is just the beginning; A professional is not only required by their Institute but should be so trained and disciplined to constantly reflect on the services they offer and to reflect and study on anything which they can not take in their stride until they can: and what better way to do this than to share these reflections via posts and blogs with fellow professionals, students and clients and potential clients via a feedback blog:
Efflorescence is caused by salts within a material rising to the surface because of damp and capileration and being left on the surface because of evaporation
the Iteravite methodology collects data and from it determines the adequacy of the property
materials will be assessed by their suitability and condition during the survey.
The performance to date (the 100 year rule) is the yardstick to use where there is no significant deterioration of the structure.
Following the survey determinations are required as follows:
Was the original design and construction adequate and if not how has the strength, stiffness and robustness of the structure been affected
Are any external factors affecting the structure (added since built)
need be determined and how they are transferred to the foundation. The type of natural foundation will need to be researched.
The survey offered will be non-invasive and will advise of the adequacy of a property. An invasive survey may break into the fabric of a property and the property may require monitoring over time.
Structural Surveyors determine the adequacy of a property by surveying their:
Resistance to fire and other accidental loading