0151 959 0086
An independent damp-proofing & timber treatment specialist company
Damp & Timber Specialists C.S.R.T. Surveyors
We also provide mortgage / equity release / pre-purchase damp & timber
surveys & reports.
Damp Aid UK is a privately owned, nationwide company with over 30 years experience in the damp proofing and timber treatment industry; dealing with all types of damp and timber decay problems on the Wirral 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 treatment.
Don’t take chances with your property. Get the reassurance and protection of using a fully qualified CSRT damp & timber specialist surveyor and a BWPDA / PCA registered member firm offering a GPI insurance backed 10 year guarantee.
Specialist Damp Proofing and Timber Treatment Company Providing Specialist Damp & Timber Surveys & Reports.
Are you considering buying, selling or re-mortgaging a property in the Wirral?
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 BWPDA registered firm or Property Care Association registered company to carry out a specialist Damp and Timber survey for damp, beetle infestation (woodworm) or timber decay and provide a report to satisfy the mortgage loan providers & all other major lenders.
Are you a home owner in the Wirral who has discovered a particular problem that concerns you?
Damp walls, woodworm or rotten timbers or dry rot.
Either way, if you require a damp and timber survey, rising damp treatment, (damp proofing, damp proof course) woodworm treatment or dry rot control or timber treatment you can call us on 0151 959 0086 email us or fill in our survey request form to make an appointment.
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. Damp Aid 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 do not need to find unnecessary work to quote for. If nothing needs to be done, we will say so.
A Potential Costly Mistake Due to Mis-Diagnosis (Example)
Pre-purchase damp and timber survey on a three bedroom, brick constructed semi-detached house to satisfy mortgage requirements.
Wallasey Road, Egremont, New Brighton, Wirral, Cheshire CH44 January 2013
The property had been empty for some time without any heating. The building society valuation surveyor stated damp was noted to all the ground floor walls, which was also accompanied by black mould, and that woodworm infestation was found in the roof/loft. A mortgage retention was put in place as part of the mortgage conditions until the damp and timber treatment was carried out.
A damp-proofing and timber treatment company, based on the Wirral, which was recommended by the estate agent located in West Kirby, carried out a free survey for dampness and wood boring insects (woodworm).
The Wirral based damp-proofing and timber treatment contractor provided recommendations and a quotation to install a chemical injection damp proof course and re-plastering works along with price for timber treatment to the whole house.
The buyers contacted Damp Aid and asked us to carry out an independent damp and timber survey. After a more in-depth timber and damp survey we found that there was no need to carry out any damp-proofing works or timber treatment at all.
The woodworm infestation to the roof space and the first floor was found to be non-active (in fact the vendors informed us that the whole property was covered by a long term guarantee following woodworm treatment six years previously) and the damp and re plastering works were completely unnecessary as the problem had been caused by condensation due to the property having been left empty for six months.
By having the problem correctly diagnosed we were able to save the buyer £6,970 which had been quoted by the previous damp-proofing and timber treatment contractor!
Following our survey report the retention was lifted by the building society and the buyer was able to spend the money saved on improving ventilation and other renovation building works.
Specialist Damp Surveys For Condensation, Rising Damp on the Wirral Wallasey, West Kirby, Hoylake, Neston, Heswall, Puddington, Birkenhead, Bebington, Meols, Eastham.
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.
Specialist Timber surveys for woodworm, Dry rot, timber decay on the Wirral, Wallaey, West Kirby, Hoylake, Neston, Heswall, Puddington, Birkenhead, Bebington, Meols, Eastham.
Accessible timbers will be inspected for wood boring beetle infestation or timber decay (dry rot, wet rot). Roof timbers will be inspected if safe access is available. Floor timbers and staircase 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.
Guarantees for Specialist Damp proofing, Woodworm Treatment & Dry Rot Treatments on the Wirral.
Our Guarantee Certificate is issued naming the property, not the occupant; therefore there is no transfer fee if you sell. Unless otherwise stated to you, a 10 year guarantee will be issued for our specialist rising damp treatment, woodworm treatments, dry rot treatment and wet rot treatments and a 10 year guarantee for our tanking carried out on properties on the Wirral. An independent Insured Guarantee (through the G.P.I.) can be provided for an additional one-off nominal fee to cover dry rot, wet rot, rising damp and woodworm treatment works. Both guarantees cover materials and labour for the specialist remedial work carried out by ourselves. (Naturally, we cannot guarantee work carried out by others). These damp-proofing, woodworm and dry rot (timber decay) guarantees are conditional upon the property being properly maintained throughout the guarantee period.
Damp-Aid UK have fully trained specialist technicians who regularly carry out damp control, damp proofing, woodworm treatment, dry rot treatment and general property care maintenance in areas such as Wallasey, West Kirby, Hoylake, Neston, Heswall, Puddington, Birkenhead, Bebington, Meols, Eastham and many other towns and villages throughout the Wirral region.
With nearly three decades of successfully treating damp, rising damp, woodworm, dry rot, wet rot, and condensation in both domestic and commercial properties, Damp Aid UK have built a reputation of providing a quality service with very competitive prices and a personal one-to-one service with all our clients.
So if you require an independent damp-proofing and timber treatment specialist company to carry out a damp & timber survey, provide a report and quote for any necessary work, call us to speak to a helpful, friendly and experienced member of the Damp Aid staff. Or alternatively, feel free to fill in our survey request form to arrange your damp & timber survey, woodworm survey or dry rot control survey.
Call us today on 0151 959 0086 email us or fill in our survey request form to arrange your survey.
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 are provided by Damp Aid UK in the following North West, Midlands and South East regions / areas
Birmingham, Cheshire, Chester, Wrexham, Lancashire, Liverpool, London, Manchester,
Merseyside, Middlesex, North Wales, Shropshire, South East England, West Midlands & Yorkshire
Damp Aid UK Specialist Damp-proofing and Timber treatment Surveyors Carrying out Damp &Timber Surveys and reports For Banks, Building Societies, Equity Release and Mortgage Companies Throughout Wirral.
We provide a damp-proofing and timber treatment specialist surveyors to carry out a damp survey, woodworm survey or timber decay survey in areas such as:
Birkenhead, Claughton, Seacombe, Tranmere, Woodside CH41. Damp Survey carried out in Birkenhead, Oxton, Prenton, Rock Ferry, CH42,Bidston, Noctorum, Oxton, Prenton CH43. Damp & Timber survey carried out in Egremont, Liscard, Poulton, Seacombe, Wallasey, CH44 New Brighton, Wallasey, Wallasey VillageCH45. Woodworm treatment to houses in Leasowe, Moreton CH46 Hoylake, Meols, Saughall Massie, West KirbyCH47. Damp proofing company treating properties in Caldy, Frankby, Grange, Greasby, Hoylake, Larton, Meols, Newton,Saughall Massie, West KirbyCH48 Greasby, Landican, Upton, Woodchurch CH49. Rising damp treatment to houses in Gayton, Heswall CH60, Barnston, Heswall, Irby, Pensby, Thingwall, Thurstaston CH61. Independent specialists carrying out timber and damp survey on properties in Bromborough, Eastham, New Ferry, Port Sunlight, Spital, CH62, Bebington, Brimstage, Bromborough, Clatterbridge, Higher Bebington, Raby, Raby Mere, Spital, Storeton, Thornton Hough, CH63. Dry rot treatment to houses in Little Neston, Ness, Neston, Parkgate, Puddington, Willaston, CH64Ellesmere Port, Great Sutton, Whitby, Wolverham CH65 Childer Thornton, Ellesmere Port, Great Sutton, Hooton, Ledsham, Little Sutton, Overpool, Whitby, CH66