Leigh damp timber survey

Leigh

Are you in the process of moving and thinking of purchasing a property in Leigh. It is always advisable to have a pre-purchase property survey carried out by a building surveyor. It is also advisable to have an in-depth pre purchase specialist timber & damp report and general home condition survey carried out by damp specialists, especially if problems have been highlighted in a surveyors home buyers report. It is important to have a property checked for rising dampness & inspected for woodworm infestation, prior to exchanging contracts, so the cost of any timber treatment and damp-proofing repairs can be negotiated with the vendor.

Services offered by DampAid, are to control and prevent any rising damp, timber decay and woodworm beetle infestation,  We provide independent damp and timber surveys which will accurately diagnose any dampness or decay issues using in-depth surveying  techniques which are sympathetic towards buildings, an approach widely ignored by most damp-proofing and timber treatment companies based in Leigh.  Our comprehensive and impartial damp and timber reports come complete with recommendations for any remedial work which are usually chemical free & environmentally friendly solutions.

Dampaid has been trading since 1984 and are acknowledged as one of Leigh’s most recognised  and respected specialists in diagnosing problems with rising damp, penetrating damp, condensation, dry rot wood rotting fungi, woodworm.  We have carried out countless surveys and saved many clients thousands of pounds on unnecessary chemical damp-proofing & timber treatment work on properties in Leigh.

If a more in-depth damp and timber survey has been requested by your mortgage lender, home buyer / building surveyor, it may seem like a worrying prospect, especially if you are a first time buyer, but be assured, this is normal practice and should not discourage you from your house purchase. It is important for you to ensure that your new property is free from any damp and timber defects which could get progressively worse and depreciate your investment.

If you have been advised by the vendor that previous damp proofing & woodworm treatment has been carried out, which is guaranteed, you and your solicitors are advised to check exactly which areas of the property have been treated, if the company is a registered  member of the Property Care Association (PCA) and if the contractors guarantee is valid. Never assume that the property is completely covered and check that the damp & timber treatment company is still trading.

A Dampaid CSRT qualified specialist damp surveyor will carry out a thorough survey of the property and test to determine the exact cause of any defects. We will expose timbers and lift floor boards wherever possible, take random moisture reading, using a calibrated moisture meter and inspect the property externally to check for building defects. You will be issued with a comprehensive report, detailing our findings and what remedial work is recommended, including images and a floor plan.

Don’t take any shortcuts, your property is likely to be the biggest investment you will ever make. We are original members of the PCA (having previously been BWPDA members) and Trust Mark (Government Endorsed Standards). For your peace of mind our chemical treatment guarantee can be protected by Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI).

You may be enticed by the offer of a “free survey” by other damp-proofing & timber treatment companies based in Leigh, however some damp-proofing contractors and surveyors invariably state that your property has rising dampness and will recommend the installation of a chemical damp-proof course together with timber treatments.  These treatments offered by most damp-proofing specialists & woodworm treatment companies in Leigh are rarely required and completely unjustifiable.

DampAid undertake independent damp, timber and mould surveys for home buyers, landlords, tenants, solicitors, housing associations and council’s located in Leigh. So if you live in Leigh and think that you have any problems with dampness, woodworm or timber decay and need free impartial advice then please call DampAid Leigh on 0161 744 0050  or email  us by clicking on the survey enquiry button  where you are guaranteed a fast, friendly & personal service.