Before undertaking any repair, it's essential to have your damp problem assessed by an experienced and qualified surveyor, as failing to have the problem diagnosed accurately may result in unsuccessful repair, avoidable work, unnecessary expense and a risk of the problem returning.
Our damp surveys are only undertaken by experienced and qualified surveyors who have been independently trained and examined by our leading industry bodies, ensuring we offer a consistently high level of knowledge and expertise.
Our surveys are conducted in accordance with British Standard Codes of Practice, industry guidelines and following the Joint Position Statement a collaborative approach to the investigation of moisture and its effects on traditional buildings by the RICS, Historic England and the Property Care Association.
Our internal inspection is generally undertaken by means of non-destructive electronic testing using moisture profiling techniques. In some circumstances however, it may be necessary for our surveyors to carry out further disruptive inspections i.e. taking samples for analysis or opening parts of the structure in order to provide accurate diagnosis. Don't worry, if this is necessary, we will, of course, ask your permission prior.
Our surveyors carry with them the latest diagnostic and inspection equipment onsite. This includes specialist electronic moisture meters, salt analysis kits, calcium carbide meters, thermal imaging cameras and borescope cameras, so even the inaccessible or concealed can be revealed.
Once complete our surveyors will produce a bespoke report which will contain a comprehensive assessment of the problems identified during your survey. Your report will include our diagnosis, damage appraisal, recommendations, repair specifications and costs for repairs, if necessary.
Edited pictures along with category damage ratings are also included to assist your understanding about the urgency of any repairs needed.
Our reports are available in both printed media and/or secure electronic portable documents (PDF) for email.
If you suspect a problem and require a survey, or simply need advice please contact us.