02920 990 163
Independent Property Care Association Specialists (PCA members) Damp-Proofing & Timber Treatment Surveyors Providing Damp survey, Woodworm Survey, Dry Rot Survey & Specialist Damp and Timber Surveys. We also Produce Damp and Timber Reports for Mortgage Lenders / Providers, Homeowners, Buyers, Sellers, & Re-mortgage / Equity Release Companies Based in Newport.
Are you in the process of moving and considering purchasing a property in Newport or the surrounding areas. It is always advisable, to anyone buying a house, to have a pre-purchase property survey or general home condition survey carried out by a building surveyor. It is also in one’s best interest to obtain an in-depth pre purchase specialist timber & damp survey & report carried out by damp specialists, especially if problems have been highlighted in a building 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 damp-proofing repairs and timber treatment for wood boring beetles can be negotiated with the vendor.
Property care services offered by Damp Aid, are to control and prevent any rising damp, timber decay and woodworm infestation. We provide independent specialist damp and timber surveys & reports 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 Newport. Our comprehensive and impartial damp and timber reports come complete with recommendations for any remedial work which are usually chemical free & environmentally friendly solutions.
Damp Aid surveyors have been providing specialist damp and timber reports since 1984 and are recognised as one of Newport’s most established and respected damp specialists in surveying and diagnosing problems with rising damp, penetrating damp, condensation, dry rot wood rotting fungi, and 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 Newport.
If a more in-depth specialist damp and timber survey & report 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 buying a new house. It is important for you to ensure that your property is free from any damp and timber defects which could get progressively worse and depreciate your investment.
If you have been informed by the vendor that previous specialist damp proofing & woodworm treatment has been carried out by other specialist property care companies, 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 specialist damp & timber treatment company in Newport is still trading.
Damp Aid C.S.R.T. qualified specialist damp-proofing and timber treatment surveyors 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 from property care specialists, detailing our surveyors’ 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 Newport, however some damp-proofing contractors and surveyors invariably state that your property has rising dampness and will unsurprisingly 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 Newport are rarely required and completely unjustifiable.
Before waiting for a purchaser to have a ‘free damp and timber survey’ it would be considered prudent, for any homeowner selling their property, to have their own damp survey and written report undertaken to find the full extent and costs of any suspected rising damp, woodworm, & timber decay thus avoiding any potential buyer withdrawing their offer and pulling out of a property sale.
Damp Aid surveyors undertake independent damp, timber and mould surveys for homeowners, buyers, sellers, estate agents, management letting rental agencies, banks mortgage lenders, landlords, tenants, solicitors, housing associations, and equity release companies located in Newport. So if you live in Newport and think that you have any problems with dampness, woodworm or timber decay and need free impartial advice from damp-proof & dry rot specialists then please call Damp Aid who are property care association members / specialists in Newport on 02920 990 163 or email us by clicking on the survey enquiry button where you are guaranteed a fast, friendly independent specialist damp & timber report service.