0151 959 0086
Property Care Association Specialists (PCA members) Independent Damp-Proofing & Timber Treatment Surveyors, Providing Damp and Timber Surveys & Reports for Homeowners, Buyers, Sellers, Mortgage Lenders, & Re-mortgage / Equity Release Companies Based in Merseyside.
Damp Aid UK – Property care woodworm, dry rot & damp specialists in Merseyside including local areas such as Whiston, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens, Newton-le-Willows, Haydock, Liverpool, Bootle, Litherland, Crosby, Wallasey, Birkenhead, Hoylake, Bebington, Kirkby, Prescot, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Rainford, Billinge and Winstanley
Damp Aid UK – Merseyside is an independent damp-proofing and timber decay specialist company. We are consultants, 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.
We have over 30 years of experience in the damp proofing and timber treatment industry dealing with all type of damp & timber problems in Merseyside. Having gained crucial understanding of the nature of dampness and timber infestation, our aim is to provide an accurate diagnosis of the actual causes, not just identifying the presenting symptoms. By correctly identifying the cause of a problem, appropriate recommendations can be made and advice given, providing clients with the awareness to make informed decisions and to avoid potentially costly and inappropriate chemical treatments.
Are you considering buying, selling or re-mortgaging a property in Merseyside?
If so, you will probably have a building society survey or valuation carried out. You may also decide to have a Home buyers report or even a full structural survey. When you receive your report, there may be a recommendation for a Specialist Damp and Timber company to survey the property for damp, woodworm or timber decay and provide a timber & damp report to satisfy the mortgage lenders.
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. Dampaid UK deal with problems arising from damp in a building as well as woodworm and timber decay. An initial inspection is carried out by a specialist CSRT surveyor 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. DampAid UK does 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 Surveys Depending on the instructions received, the 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 Surveys Accessible timbers will be inspected by woodworm treatment specialists for wood boring insect attack or timber decay (dry rot, wet rot). Roof timbers will be inspected if safe access is available. Floor timbers will be inspected 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.
Damp survey, timber survey for house purchase, combined damp and timber survey, specialist timber and damp reports for mortgage providers, damp-proofing quotation and woodworm treatment surveys are provided by Damp Aid UK Call us today on 0151 959 0086 .