Fact or myth – rising damp
Fact or myth – rising damp Rising damp is a phenomenon experienced by some, disputed by many and understood by few. A lot of people simply don’t understand it and why it is unique from other damp problems. Here we will explore rising damp.Read More
Ten ways to stop condensation on walls
What is condensation? Condensation happens in every home and shouldn’t be a problem unless it’s allowed to build up. In simple terms, it occurs when warm moist air comes in contact with a cold surface. As the air cools it is unable to hold the same amount of moisture, releasing it onto the surface. ItRead More
How to Prevent Mould in Wardrobe
How to stop mould in your wardrobe Mould is good for a few things but when it affects your house and furniture, it isn’t a welcome guest. No matter how clean your home, there are various causes which allow mould to develop, and the effects are irritating. Here are some tips on mould prevention, withRead More
What is moisture mapping?
At Cornerstone, we are experts in property solutions. When water damage occurs, insurance companies and clean up crews are affected. The first question to ask is, how extensive is the damage? Moisture mapping is a way of visually representing the moisture levels in a property. This means you can clearly understand where the wet zoneRead More
4 reasons to install ventilation in your home
Ventilation is a modern invention – it’s necessary now because our homes are so well sealed, and the more energy efficient your home is, the more important ventilation can be.Read More
What is thermal imagery? How can it help me?
Imagine if you could see heat as light, with hotter temperatures showing red and cold temperatures an icy blue. Well, thermal imaging does exactly that. Hot objects give off infra red energy, which we experience as heat, but which can be treated as light by special cameras. This makes it possible for the camera toRead More
Smart homes: the future of new builds?
Easiest to install during building, smart home systems may raise the price of a new build but can save money in the long run. From heating which knows when you’re home to security systems which can text you if there’s a problem, futuristic technology is here today, making our lives safer and easier. Once theRead More
Assessing your flood risk
When preparing for disaster, it is essential to focus on the most likely scenarios first to ensure that you’re ready for everyday problems (such as a burst pipe) as well as having a plan for less likely outcomes (the once-in-500-year flood). However, across most of the UK, flooding is the most likely natural disaster toRead More
Top 6 hidden dangers of flood damage
After flooding much of the damage is obvious: furniture may have moved, fabrics and plaster are wet, wallpaper and paint is peeling and there may likely be mud and debris around with a tide-mark indicating the high-water point. Unfortunately, as the cosmetic damage tends to be both obvious and upsetting, all too many people rushRead More