Removing the airbricks
, they were amazed to find a colony of around 100,000 bees, which had made their home deep in the walls of the castle.
Small changes you can make include ensuring drain inspection covers are in place and fit properly, using brush strips where there's a gap outside doors, sealing cracks and openings around water pipes and vents with proprietary filler or sand and cement and repairing broken airbricks
. Rats are excellent climbers so open eaves in older style houses should be wired over (but do not stop loft ventilation).
Where the external ground levels are raised, this can result is water entering through the airbricks
and causing ponding on the surface of the ground in the sub floor area, which could eventually lead to problems with timber decay.
This could include installing removable cupboards, self-closing airbricks
and non-return valves, replacing wooden floors with polished concrete or tiles and using water resistant mortar and lime based plaster when doing repairs.
The machines handle a wide range of mid-size parts including airbricks
as well as smaller mouldings for trickle ventilators.
A I'm not an expert in flood defences, however there are covers for airbricks
that prevent water entering and they are very good.
I'M not an expert in flood defences but I know you can get covers for airbricks
to keep out water.
"We had water outside but it stopped about two inches above the airbricks
8 Make sure leaves and debris aren't blocking airbricks
and vents, which could lead to damp.
They may have come in through airbricks
around the base of the house or perhaps even popped in through open windows or doors left ajar when the weather was warm.
Here is a simple checklist of things to look out for and repair: Make sure airbricks
around your home are clear and that the earth or paving is well below damp course level.