When homes go wrong!!!

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When your home starts to get damp, you send an invitation to Mother Nature to stroll in and take it back with her.

Aaron West
Toxic Moulds & condensation related issues
Woodworm / Wood boring insects
Penetrating / rising damp issues
The wall of shame!
Wet rot / Dry rot & and other types of timber decay
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Repeatedly humid conditions like this reading will result in mould species to flourish Flourish, Mother Nature, Conditioner, Clock, Homes, Shape, Reading, Watch, Houses

Repeatedly humid conditions like this reading will result in mould species to flourish

Particular mould species love wall paper paste and cellulose materials Love Wall, How To Dry Basil, Mother Nature, Homes, Shape, Wallpaper, Houses, Wallpapers, Home

Particular mould species love wall paper paste and cellulose materials

1 clothes horse equates to 9 pints of atmospheric moisture Pints, Clothes Horse, Wardrobe Rack, Homes, Shape, Furniture, Home Decor, Pint Glass, Houses

1 clothes horse equates to 9 pints of atmospheric moisture

Stracybotrys - very nasty mould to have around the home  www.insituscp.co.uk Mother Nature, Homes, Shape, Houses, Home, Computer Case, Nature, Mother Earth

Stracybotrys - very nasty mould to have around the home www.insituscp.co.uk

Widespread condensation and mould growths due to flood damage and no central heating Flood Damage, Central Heating, Mother Nature, Homes, Shape, Houses, Home, Computer Case, Nature

Widespread condensation and mould growths due to flood damage and no central heating

This is really not good for your health! For Your Health, Homes, Shape, Houses, Home, Computer Case

This is really not good for your health!

 Lazy tradesman strikes again. Lazy, Homes, Shape, Houses, Home, Computer Case

Hey Presto! Lazy tradesman strikes again...

Electrician fails to replace the loft insulation in doing so creating a cold surface for mould to flourish Loft Insulation, Flourish, Mother Nature, Fails, Surface, Homes, Cold, Shape, Houses

Electrician fails to replace the loft insulation in doing so creating a cold surface for mould to flourish

Condensation forming on a cold floor where a car port is situated underneath. Hardwood Floors, Flooring, Homes, Cold, Shape, Wood Floor Tiles, Wood Flooring, Houses, Home

Condensation forming on a cold floor where a car port is situated underneath.

Very impressive mould growths behind wardrobe. Mother Nature, Homes, Invitations, Shape, Painting, Houses, Painting Art, Home, Paintings

Very impressive mould growths behind wardrobe. Stracybotrys & Aspergillium

Taping your double glazing windows with packing tape will end in problems! Window Glazing, Mother Nature, Tape, Packing, Homes, Windows, Window Glass, Bag Packaging, Houses

Taping your double glazing windows with packing tape will end in problems!

Woodworm / Wood boring insects

Not wood boring insects. My own colony of ants. Sad that a few have recently become infested with mites. Its a big problem Ants, Mother Nature, Colonial, Insects, Sad, Homes, Painting, Houses, Ant

Not wood boring insects. My own colony of ants. Sad that a few have recently become infested with mites. Its a big problem

One of my own Messor Barburous ants with severe mite infestation. My poor little guy Ants, Mother Nature, Guy, Homes, Shape, Houses, Ant, Home, Computer Case

One of my own Messor Barburous ants with severe mite infestation. My poor little guy

Wood worm infestation in floor boards.which I fell through! Worms, I Fall, Beetle, Mother Nature, Shapes, Flooring, Furniture, June Bug, Beetles

Wood worm infestation in floor boards...which I fell through! Common Furniture Beetle. Anobium punctatum

Penetrating / rising damp issues

Primary example of why houses get wet on the inside! Unblock them now. Getting Wet, Mother Nature, Houses, Shape, Plants, People, Homes, Plant, People Illustration

Primary example of why houses get wet on the inside!!! Gutters people! Unblock them now...

Root damage to foundations. No shrub or tree is worthy of this type of damage. Mother Nature, Shrubs, Homes, Shape, Guys, Houses, Shrub, Home, Sons

Root damage to foundations. No shrub or tree is worthy of this type of damage. Reposition guys!

Poorly draining guttering Homes, Shape, Houses, Home, Computer Case

Poorly draining guttering

Cracked cast iron downpipe will allow rainwater to enter the home Cast Iron, Homes, Shape, Houses, Home, Computer Case

Cracked cast iron downpipe will allow rainwater to enter the home

Salt damp in an old redundant chimney breast affecting the plaster Chimney Breast, Plaster, Salt, Homes, Plastering, Houses, Salts, Home, Computer Case

Salt damp in an old redundant chimney breast affecting the plaster

A blocked drain, high ground levels and no air bricks.this living room was never going to pull through 😭 High Ground, How To Level Ground, Bricks, Homes, Shape, Living Room, Houses, Brick, Home

A blocked drain, high ground levels and no air bricks...this living room was never going to pull through 😭

Sweaty chimney made worse by polyethylene wrapped around it! Mother Nature, Homes, Shape, Houses, Home, Computer Case, Nature, Mother Earth

Sweaty chimney made worse by polyethylene wrapped around it! Please don't do this

Very damp wall. Don't just test the surfaces peeps Peeps, Homes, Shape, Wall, Houses, Home, Walls, Computer Case

Very damp wall. Don't just test the surfaces peeps

Flood defence in Bosham.remove half the door.did it work? Does It Work, Mother Nature, Garage Doors, How To Remove, Homes, Shape, Outdoor Decor, Home Decor, Houses

Flood defence in Bosham...remove half the door...did it work? Nope

Drone survey reveals a medley of problems on a chimney stack Mother Nature, Homes, Shape, Houses, Home, Computer Case, Nature, Mother Earth

Drone survey reveals a medley of problems on a chimney stack

Rising damp in action.Damp proof course doing its job well Rising Damp, Mother Nature, Action, Homes, Shape, Group Action, Houses, Home, Computer Case

Rising damp in action...Damp proof course doing its job well

Rising damp due to high ground levels and rainwater ingress through air brick Rising Damp, High Ground, How To Level Ground, Mother Nature, Brick, Homes, Shape, Houses, Home

Rising damp due to high ground levels and rainwater ingress through air brick

Hydrostatic pressure in a basement forcing the floor upwards Mother Nature, Basement, Floor, Homes, Shape, Pavement, Root Cellar, Houses, Boden

Hydrostatic pressure in a basement forcing the floor upwards

The wall of shame!

Fixing a new floor joist into a completely rotten timber...cowboy! Butcher Block Cutting Board, Homes, Shape, Flooring, Houses, Home, Wood Flooring, Computer Case, Floor

Fixing a new floor joist into a completely rotten timber...cowboy!

A polystyrene floor in a basement. Mother Nature, Basement, Floor, Homes, Shape, Pavement, Root Cellar, Houses, Boden

A polystyrene floor in a basement...shameful workmanship equals expensive repair bill.

Blocked cavities bridging damp proof course and soaking the cavity wall insulation.results, the internal walls get cold and suffer with mould. Cavity Wall Insulation, Cavities, Walls, Homes, Cold, Shape, Building, Houses, Buildings

Blocked cavities bridging damp proof course and soaking the cavity wall insulation...results, the internal walls get cold and suffer with mould. Bad building practices...again.

Tarmac path bridging the damp proof course and causing issues within Mother Nature, Paths, Sidewalk, Homes, Shape, Houses, Side Walkway, Walkway, Home

Tarmac path bridging the damp proof course and causing issues within

Timber floor being supported by a bag of rubbish. Timber Flooring, Mother Nature, Homes, Shape, Bag, Wood Flooring, Houses, Wood Floor, Home

Timber floor being supported by a bag of rubbish...awful workmanship

This kitchen fitter has lost his enthusiasm I reckon Kitchen Fitters, Lost, Homes, Shape, Houses, Home, Computer Case

This kitchen fitter has lost his enthusiasm I reckon

Wet rot / Dry rot & and other types of timber decay

still need those red and white bracket fruit bodies for definitive diagnosis though. It could be an imposter! Mother Nature, Bodies, Red And White, Shapes, Fruit, Nature, Mother Earth

Dry Rot - Serpula Lacrymans mycelium...still need those red and white bracket fruit bodies for definitive diagnosis though. It could be an imposter!

Dry Rot - Serpula Lacrymans negative effects NOTE: Rusty red spores, instant giveaway. Mother Nature, Giveaway, Homes, Shape, Red, Houses, Home, Computer Case, Nature

Dry Rot - Serpula Lacrymans negative effects NOTE: Rusty red spores, instant giveaway.

Dry Rot - Serpula Lacrymans (The crying fungus) Fungi, Mother Nature, Crying, Homes, Shape, Food, Houses, Mushrooms, Essen

Dry Rot - Serpula Lacrymans (The crying fungus)

Chemical attack on rafters due to insufficient roof design Roof Design, Mother Nature, Homes, Shape, Houses, Home, Computer Case, Nature, Mother Earth

Chemical attack on rafters due to insufficient roof design

Timber degrades when it has a moisture content higher than 18% ...the images are what can follow Mother Nature, Homes, Invitations, Content, Shape, Painting, Art, Art Background, Houses

Timber degrades when it has a moisture content higher than 18% ...the images are what can follow

Dry rot doing what it does best.sucking the life out of stuff Mother Nature, Homes, Shape, Life, Houses, Home, Computer Case, Nature, Mother Earth

Dry rot doing what it does best...sucking the life out of stuff

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Primary example of why houses get wet on the inside! Unblock them now. Getting Wet, Mother Nature, Houses, Shape, Plants, People, Homes, Plant, People Illustration

Primary example of why houses get wet on the inside!!! Gutters people! Unblock them now...

Root damage to foundations. No shrub or tree is worthy of this type of damage. Mother Nature, Shrubs, Homes, Shape, Guys, Houses, Shrub, Home, Sons

Root damage to foundations. No shrub or tree is worthy of this type of damage. Reposition guys!

still need those red and white bracket fruit bodies for definitive diagnosis though. It could be an imposter! Mother Nature, Bodies, Red And White, Shapes, Fruit, Nature, Mother Earth

Dry Rot - Serpula Lacrymans mycelium...still need those red and white bracket fruit bodies for definitive diagnosis though. It could be an imposter!

Dry Rot - Serpula Lacrymans negative effects NOTE: Rusty red spores, instant giveaway. Mother Nature, Giveaway, Homes, Shape, Red, Houses, Home, Computer Case, Nature

Dry Rot - Serpula Lacrymans negative effects NOTE: Rusty red spores, instant giveaway.

Dry Rot - Serpula Lacrymans (The crying fungus) Fungi, Mother Nature, Crying, Homes, Shape, Food, Houses, Mushrooms, Essen

Dry Rot - Serpula Lacrymans (The crying fungus)

Not wood boring insects. My own colony of ants. Sad that a few have recently become infested with mites. Its a big problem Ants, Mother Nature, Colonial, Insects, Sad, Homes, Painting, Houses, Ant

Not wood boring insects. My own colony of ants. Sad that a few have recently become infested with mites. Its a big problem

One of my own Messor Barburous ants with severe mite infestation. My poor little guy Ants, Mother Nature, Guy, Homes, Shape, Houses, Ant, Home, Computer Case

One of my own Messor Barburous ants with severe mite infestation. My poor little guy

Poorly draining guttering Homes, Shape, Houses, Home, Computer Case

Poorly draining guttering

Fixing a new floor joist into a completely rotten timber...cowboy! Butcher Block Cutting Board, Homes, Shape, Flooring, Houses, Home, Wood Flooring, Computer Case, Floor

Fixing a new floor joist into a completely rotten timber...cowboy!