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 & Reports for Homeowners, Buyers, Sellers, Mortgage Lenders, & Re-mortgage / Equity Release Companies Based in Whitchurch.
Are you in the process of purchasing a property in Whitchurch? It is always advisable to have a pre-purchase general home condition survey / property survey carried out by a building surveyor. It is also in one’s best interest to have an in-depth pre purchase specialist timber & damp report 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 & 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.
All services offered by Damp Aid, are to control 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, when appropriate, in-depth surveying techniques which are sympathetic towards buildings, an approach widely ignored by most damp-proofing and timber treatment companies based in Whitchurch . 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 have been providing damp and timber reports since 1984 and are recognised as one of Whitchurch’s most established and respected damp specialists in surveying and 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 Whitchurch.
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 informed 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 entirely covered and check that the damp & timber treatment company is still trading.
We provide pre-purchase damp and timber reports for mortgage purposes along with reports for owners selling or applying for equity release loans. These timber & damp reports are usually required by banks and building societies as a condition of a mortgage offer being accepted.
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, detailing our surveyor’s findings and what remedial work is recommended, including images and a floor plan.
You may be enticed by the offer of a “free survey” by other damp-proofing & timber treatment companies in Whitchurch, however some damp-proofing contractors and surveyors invariably state that your property has rising dampness and will routinely recommend the installation of a chemical damp-proof course together with timber treatments. These treatments offered by most damp-proofing specialists & woodworm treatment specialists in Whitchurch 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 agencies, banks mortgage lenders, landlords, tenants, solicitors, housing associations, and equity release companies located in Whitchurch. So if you live in Whitchurch and think that you have any problems with dampness, woodworm or timber decay and need free impartial advice then please call Damp Aid who are property care association members / specialists in Whitchurch on 01244 490341 or email us by clicking on the survey enquiry button where you are guaranteed a fast, friendly damp and timber report service.