If you are in the process of purchasing a property in Porthmadog, it is always advisable to have a pre-purchase property survey carried out by a chartered 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, prior to exchanging contracts, so the cost of any damp-proofing repairs can be negotiated with the vendor.
All of the services offered by DampAid, are to eradicate and prevent any rising damp, timber decay and woodworm infestation, We provide independent damp and timber surveys which will accurately diagnose any dampness & 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 Porthmadog. 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 continuously since 1984 and are acknowledged as one of Porthmadog’s most established 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 Porthmadog.
If a more in-depth damp and timber survey 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 common practice and should not deter 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 solicitor 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 guarantee is valid. Never assume that the entire property is 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 Porthmadog, 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 Porthmadog 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 Porthmadog. So if you think that you have any problems with dampness, woodworm or timber decay and need free impartial advice then please call DampAid Porthmadog on 01492 535305 or email us by clicking on the survey enquiry button where you are guaranteed a fast, friendly & personal service.