02 Nov Rescuing Ascot’s Historic Home
When it comes to home improvement, ProBuilder stands out as the go-to team for ”everything and anything.”
Our most recent project had us taking on the restoration of one of Ascot’s oldest houses, facing a unique challenge; a leaking chimney. But it wasn’t just any chimney; it was perched atop a near 40-degree roof, making it virtually impossible to access. The story of how we tackled this challenge and restored the historic home is a testament to our creativity, resourcefulness, and the power of modern technology.
A Leaky Chimney in Ascot’s Historic Home
The problem was as old as the house itself, and it had persisted for years. The top of the chimney on this century-old property was leaking so severely that buckets had become an essential part of the living room decor. To enjoy a cozy evening by the fireplace, the homeowners had to contend with an unexpected water feature.
The challenge was evident, but the solution was not so straightforward. The steep roof, with its near-40-degree angle, presented an insurmountable obstacle for traditional access. How could our team at ProBuilder get to the top to assess the problem and, more importantly, how could they fix it?
ProBuilder’s Aerial Solution: The ProBuilder Drone
Our answer to this conundrum was innovative and high-tech. We had our drone, a versatile piece of equipment which provided us with the eyes in the sky, we needed to assess the issue. Equipped with advanced technology, this drone could hover, zoom in, capture video, and still photographs. This aerial perspective allowed our team to gain valuable insights into the extent of the damage and consult with the necessary experts on the best course of action.
The drone’s visual data revealed a deteriorated chimney top, but the solution would require more than just data; it demanded skill, experience, and the right professionals.