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Independent Property Care Specialists (PCA) Damp-Proofing & Timber Treatment Surveyors Providing Damp Survey, Woodworm Infestation Survey, Dry Rot Survey & Specialist Damp and Timber Surveys & Reports for Homeowners, Buyers, Sellers, Mortgage Lenders, & Re-mortgage / Equity Release Companies Based in Liverpool.
Damp Aid UK – Liverpool is an independent damp and timber decay specialist company. We are surveyors & specialists in the diagnosis and investigation for rising damp, woodworm / wood boring beetle, dry rot / wet rot (timber decay) & condensation. We provide surveys, reports & quotations along with information and honest practical advice, together with environmentally friendly chemical free solutions for controlling dampness and timber decay; therefore avoiding unnecessary, costly & disruptive chemical damp-proof course injection & timber treatments offered by some remedial damp-proofing & timber treatment companies in Liverpool.
We currently offer four damp & timber survey and/or quotation options
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If you are considering or in the process of buying a property in Liverpool, it is always advisable to anyone purchasing a house to have a pre-purchase property survey carried out by a building surveyor. It is also advisable to have an in-depth pre purchase timber & damp survey and general condition survey carried out, especially if problems have been highlighted in the surveyors report. It is important to do this, prior to exchanging contracts, so the cost of any damp and timber treatment works can be negotiated with the vendor. All services offered by Damp Aid are to control and prevent rising damp, timber decay which are the main problems that cause most damage to homes & buildings.
Damp Aid surveyors have been providing specialist damp and timber reports for over 30 years and are acknowledged as one of UK’s most established and respected damp specialists in surveying and diagnosing problems with rising damp, penetrating damp, condensation wood rotting fungi, woodworm, water damage, problems. We have carried out many specialist damp and timber surveys and preserved thousands of properties.
If a more in-depth specialist damp and timber survey & report has been requested by your lender, home buyer or 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 put you off from your purchase. It is important for you to ensure that your new property is free from any damp and timber defects which could lead to more progressive problems .
With any building defect, it is essential that you get a correct diagnosis of the problem before any recommendations for dealing with it can be made. Damp Aid deal with problems arising from damp in a building as well as woodworm and timber decay. An initial inspection is carried out by a C.S.R.T. specialist damp-proofing and timber treatment surveyors to correctly diagnose the problem and provide the necessary recommended remedial measure to rectify it. Wherever possible environmentally friendly, cost effective solutions are provided for damp treatment avoiding chemical treatment. If no chemical treatment is needed we will say so.
Some of our competitors use surveyors who are paid by commission. We do not. Our inspections are carried out only by surveyors qualified in remedial building problems, and whilst all companies need to make a profit, our surveyors are not motivated by commission earnings and we do not need to find unnecessary work to quote for. If nothing needs to be done, we will say so.
Damp Survey will be carried out by a fully qualified C.S.R.T. specialist damp and timber surveyors who are experts in the damp and timber industry, having been specifically trained in this field. Depending on the instructions received, the damp surveyor will inspect all accessible walls at ground floor level for rising damp using an electric resistance meter and visible observations. (However, he will not normally move external obstructions or internal furnishings). The whole property will be visually inspected for signs of significant condensation, (backed up by measurements taken with a thermo hygrometer, if it is considered advisable to do so). External observations will be made and relevant comments on building defects such as rainwater goods, external render etc, will be made where appropriate, to the client or in the report if submitted. Any visual evidence of timber decay will also be reported upon.
Timber Survey Accessible timbers will be inspected for wood boring insect attack or timber decay (dry rot, wet rot). Roof timbers will be inspected if safe access to the loft is available. Sub-floor timbers will be inspected by our experts for woodworm & timber decay where accessible. With occupied properties the inspections are usually limited. Fitted carpets will not normally be lifted (unless loose) or furniture moved. Floorboards will not be lifted unless they are loose enough to do so without causing any damage. Staircase timbers will be inspected, except where fitted carpets are present. Soffits to the underside of the staircase often prevent inspection of the timbers too.
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Damp Aid UK – Liverpool specialist damp-proofing and timber treatment surveyors who regularly carry out specialist damp & timber surveys, damp surveys, woodworm surveys, dry rot surveys & reports in areas such as Aintree, Bootle, Crosby, Formby, Garswood, Greasby, Halewood, Huyton, Kirkby, Knowsley, Litherland, Liverpool, Lydiate, Maghull, Melling, Prescot, Rainford, Sefton, Southport, St Helens, Thornton Hough, including many other towns and villages throughout Liverpool & Merseyside region.
Aigburth, St Michael’s Hamlet, Sefton Park L17. Dry rot control carried out on commercial properties in Liverpool L1, L2 Liverpoo Centre, Everton, Vauxhall L3. Damp survey on houses in Anfield, Kirkdale, Walton L4, Anfield, Everton, Kirkdale, & Vauxhall L5. Timber treatment carried out on properties in – Anfield, Liverpool City Centre, Everton, Fairfield, Kensington, Tuebrook, L6, – Liverpool City Centre, Edge Hill, Fairfield, Kensington, L7, Liverpool City Centre, Dingle, Toxteth L8 and Aintree, Fazakerley, Orrell Park, Walton L9. Pre-purchase damp & timber surveys done on properties in Aintree Village, Fazakerley L10, Clubmoor, Croxteth, Gillmoss, Norris Green L11, Croxteth Park, West Derby L12 & Clubmoor, Old Swan, Stoneycroft, Tuebrook L13. Damp Aid specialist surveyors have visited houses in the Liverpool areas of Aigburth, Garston, Grassendale L19, Belle Vale, Gateacre, Hunts Cross, Woolton, Halewood L25, Stockbridge Village, Cantril Farm L28 and Maghull, Lydiate Melling, Waddicar L31. Timber and damp specialist contractors covering the Liverpool areas of Hale, Speke L22, Ford, Litherland, Seaforth L21, and Wavertree L15. Liverpool areas of Allerton, Mossley Hill, L18, Bootle, Kirkdale, Orrell L20, Hale, Speke L24 and Blundellsands, Brighton-le-Sands, Crosby, Little Crosby, Thornton L23. Damp proofing treatment to treat rising damp carried out by specialist technicians on properties in the Liverpool areas of Prescot, Knowsley Village L34, Formby, Little Altcar, Great Altcar L37, Broadgreen, Dovecot, Knotty Ash, Page Moss L14 and Kirkby L32 L33. Damp Aid specialist damp and timber surveyors visited properties in the Liverpool areas of Broadgreen, Bowring Park, Childwall L16, Halewood L26, Netherley L27 and Lunt, Sefton Village L29 Bootle, Netherton L30, Prescot, Whiston, Rainhill L35, Huyton, Roby, Tarbock L36 and Ince Blundell, Hightown L38