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HOW TO KILL JAPANESE KNOTWEED

Japanese knotweed in summer

What is the most effective Japanese knotweed treatment? WHY KILL JAPANESE KNOTWEED? Japanese Knotweed is a fast growing invasive plant that can have disastrous consequences to the structural integrity of a property if left untreated. Knotweed can grow up at an alarming rate of 10cm per day and can exacerbate…

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WHAT CAUSES A BASEMENT TO FLOOD?

Waterproofing survey

WHY DO BASEMENTS FLOOD? Firstly, it is important to understand that water will always take the path of least resistance to flow from a higher point to the lowest point. This means that it will try to exploit any weak points in the walls. Traditional basement waterproofing systems such as basement tanking…

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TANKING MEMBRANE vs. CEMENTITIOUS TANKING

Waterproof stairs

WHAT IS TANKING MEMBRANE? Here at Wise Basement Systems, our structural waterproofing specialists are often asked the difference between a tanking membrane and cementitious tanking. While both are effective forms of waterproofing, not every property or project is suitable for either waterproofing system. WHAT IS CEMENTITIOUS TANKING? Cementitious tanking is a traditional…

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FRENCH DRAIN

Water droplets

WHAT IS A FRENCH DRAIN? A French drain is a drainage system whereby a small trench filled with aggregate allows surface water to drain away from the walls of a property. This drainage system is built at a gradient and common in areas that are prone to flooding and are often…

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TIPS FOR CHECKING ROOF PROBLEMS

Surveyor in loft

With a roof, don’t wait until it really starts to rain and gets cold before tackling any roof problems. As any roofer will tell you, it is the best job in the summer and the worst job in the winter, so don’t put off any roof problems – get them sorted…

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PROPERTY PROBLEM TIPS

Wall damaged by damp

Most traditional Scottish bungalow and villas can be expected to last for many years with some loving care and attention from their owners. Many defects experienced in these properties however, can be attributed to well meaning owners who make basic, but avoidable, mistakes.  With the responsibility for detailed property surveys…

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HOW TO GET RID OF MOULD

Condensation mould on wall

Today, we are going to look at the best method to get rid of black mould on different surfaces using eco-friendly methods. The best way to get rid of mould depends on the location of the mould. HOW TO GET RID OF MOULD ON SHOWER CURTAINS Mould stains on shower curtains can…

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TOP PROPERTY TIPS FOR THE SUMMER

Wise Property Care van in Stirling

As temperatures soar throughout the country, it is safe to say that summer is well and truly here. That said, everyone flocking outside to soak up the sun should still keep their property in mind. Here are some top tips to help you get the most from your property this…

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