Gas Barrier and Bird Infestation Control Service Covering Plymouth, Devon & Cornwall
Containment Gas Barriers
Certain gases like methane and carbon dioxide occur naturally via a process called biodegradation. This process only happens with of biodegradable waste such as vegetation and peat. However, man most commonly makes these gases. Landfill tip sites contain organic material waste and are responsible for causing contaminated land. Some contaminated land can be classified as in the form of Volatile Organic Compounds or VOC’s. This is when certain areas have been used in the past for specialized industrial activities such as dry cleaning or breweries.
To achieve a form of protection from these contaminated gases we must use some method of venting them or a venting system, we can also use a gas barrier or both methods working together. A venting system can reduce and thin down the gases to more acceptable levels or it can be used to provide a path of minimal resistance so as redirecting the gasses away from a property or area to a suitable location where it can be released safely into the atmosphere.
Here at Plymouth Damp Proofing (PDP) have a team of professional engineers who possess the knowledge and experience to install a variety of gas barriers on new builds to either residential or commercial to protect from naturally occurring radioactive gas or Radon.
A membrane gas barrier is a physical barrier against migration into a building. To ensure the system will work correctly the materials used in the installation needs to be certified for use for the specific gas being barred. A specialist who has the necessary training and experience must install it to ensure a complete seal is formed across the total footprint of the area being protected.
Controlling bird infestation
Over the years bird infestation is accountable for a number of severe issues such as structural damage, safety issues, and even threatening human health.
Given the number of birds in an area their fouling can contribute to an enormous amount of weight on a roof leading to a roof collapsing which may then lead to internal ceilings collapse
Rainwater goods such as down pipes and gullies can become blocked from nesting materials and bird foul leading to a collection of water and risk of water penetration and fungal infection decay to structural timbers
Birds waste such, as their droppings are very acidic giving it a corrosive nature leading to structural damage
Bird foul when wet is very slippery so is a danger in public access areas and can be extremely worrying on external public stairways
Nesting materials can block air ventilation systems, air conditioning vents and air intakes
Here at Plymouth Damp Proofing (PDP) we have a team of specialist who possess the knowledge and experience to recommend numerous effectual methods to protect your building from bird infestation.
Combination of all 3 above
As a last resort and only in certain circumstances that to protect the building is not physically practical and only when we have obtained certain body permissions the pest birds will require trapping or shooting. This method is considered as a last resort only when all other avenues of protection have failed. If this method is employed and only after we have governmental body permissions from certain bird control associations so as we stay within the law, we use only professional in their field to achieve this swiftly.
We are proud to say we take pride in our reputation and how we work. Upon completion of our works you will receive our personal workmanship warrantee along with our guarantee and a manufactures guarantee protected and backed up by the Guarantee Protection Insurance Scheme or (GPI).
Basement water proofing treatments will receive a 10-year guarantee
All Woodworm treatments, Dry Rot, Wet Rot and Rising Damp will receive a 30-year guarantee
Timber unit and window treatments will receive a 5-year guarantee
As an extra on request we can issue an independent insurance backed guarantee
Every case of damp is different and depending on the scale and size of the problem costs to repair will vary. It is important that you have your property surveyed and an individual and specific report completed as soon as possible. Our service gives each customer an individual report with recommendations and quotation to fix the damp problem. To make sure we are giving you an accurate price, one of our surveyors will come to your property to investigate the problem. Once your property has been assessed we will discuss the findings with you and detail the way forward.
Our services we supply in short:
Damp proofing advice & support
Rising damp treatments
Condensation treatments & control
Wet rot & dry rot treatments
Remember your property is at risk if you let damp set in and do nothing about it!
Please feel free to contact us for further advice
If you are concerned about any of the above issues affecting your property, please contact us and a member of our team will be happy to help, as we are Specialists in Property Surveying.