Property Timber Damp Proof Course Survey Solihull
Damp Proof Course survey

Property Timber Damp Proof Course Survey

Buying or selling a property?

When purchasing or selling a property in today's market, chances are, you will be asked to produce a specialist Timber and Damp Proof Course survey.

Upon your request, an inspection will be carried out by one of our qualified surveyors, whose finding's will be reported back to you

To arrange a "No Obligation" inspection contact our office today and our friendly and experienced staff will be pleased to help you. request a survey (form attached)

The survey:

Upon your request one out specialist surveyors will inspection the property to all accessible areas, or specific areas as designated by the client. This inspection will enable us to identify any current problems caused by dampness or fungal decay to timbers, including any attack by wood boring insects.

High moisture levels will always be associated with a fungal attack (Wet Rot or Dry Rot), when found in timbers. The cause of the moisture must always be identified and will normally be the result of a defect in the building or lack of maintenance. In many cases high moisture levels are often caused by poor ventilation but other causes can include leaking or blocked rain water goods, badly fitted external joinery or even defective roof coverings.

There are a large number of reasons why Rising Damp can occur. An older building may not have a damp proof course installed; it may be defective in certain areas or may be bridged. Our surveyor will investigate by the use of a moisture meter, however, is some circumstances it may be necessary to take core or plaster samples, in which case, permission must first be obtained by the owner of the property to do so. These samples are then tested on site by the surveyor.

In many cases, high moisture found in building's is not the result of rising damp but due to condensation. Condensation is a major problem in today's society and can be both unpleasant visually resulting in Black Mould growth evident to surfaces and in some cases can also cause problems with health. For more information on condensation

Our surveyor will devise a report of his findings and report back to you. This report will be in written form and will include a cost for any remedial works found to be necessary. . All works undertaken by Marston Timber Preservation will be carried out by direct employees of the company and a guarantee issued on completion for all Timber Preservation work or Damp Proofing carried out.

All inspections will incur a small fee for costs please contact our office.