Damp Investigation Surveys

To address any concerns regarding dampness in your home, the first step is to schedule an inspection. Our team of experts covers both East and West Sussex regions, ensuring comprehensive coverage for all residents. To address any concerns regarding dampness in your home, the first step is to schedule an inspection. Our team of experts covers both East and West Sussex regions, ensuring comprehensive coverage for all residents. By conducting a thorough examination of your property, we can identify any underlying issues that may be contributing to the problem. This allows us to develop a tailored solution that addresses the root cause of the issue rather than just treating symptoms.

What Exactly Are Investigative Damp Surveys Surveys?

A specialist damp survey is a crucial procedure for ensuring that a building complies with regulations. It can be conducted in both residential and commercial settings, providing a valuable financial interest in the property. This type of survey focuses solely on detecting indications of moisture, similar to home inspections carried out when purchasing a house. The report produced from this inquiry concentrates on any damp concerns present within the building, including the extent of damage caused and necessary subsequent actions required to mitigate or reverse the issue at hand. Our team of expert damp surveyors conduct this methodical process with precision and care.

They examine where dampness is prevalent, determine its severity, predict potential future harm if left untreated, identify whether it’s wet rot or dry rot or other forms of moisture issues and devise an optimal strategy for resolving the problem at hand. Trust our professionals to provide you with comprehensive solutions that will guarantee your property remains safe and secure for years to come.

Our Guarantee

  • upto 30 year guarantee
  • customer focused team
  • 20 years combined experience
  • portfolio of satified customers
  • attention to detail
  • Construction line accreditation
  • public liability insurance
  • CHAS accreditation

Stages of a Damp Survey

1. Searching For External Problems

Our team of expert damp surveyors begin their assessment by thoroughly inspecting the external envelope of your property for any visible defects that could potentially lead to moisture infiltration. Common culprits include damaged roof tiles, substandard window pointing, and porous brickwork. Neglecting regular maintenance cheques on your home’s exterior can result in serious damage to its structure and even cause timber decay. To avoid such issues, it is crucial to have a qualified builder conduct routine inspections and promptly address any necessary repairs. By taking proactive measures to maintain the integrity of your property’s external envelope, you can safeguard against costly water damage and preserve the longevity of your home’s foundation.

2. Analysis Of The Damp Problem

Our team of expert surveyors at Sussex Damp Treatments are equipped to handle any damp issue that may arise. We understand the importance of accurately diagnosing the problem, as misdiagnosis can lead to ineffective treatment and further damage. Our surveyors thoroughly explore not only the reported area but also its surrounding regions in case of potential spread, particularly with penetrating damp which can affect multiple rooms. With several types of damages and causes that can originate damp including wet rot, dry rot, woodworm, cavity wall ties and basement waterproofing among others, our professional surveyors are well-versed in identifying each type for effective treatment recommendations.

3. Reporting On A Damp Survey

Upon completion of the dampness survey, our specialist surveyor will provide you with a comprehensive report via email or delivery. This report will detail the identified problem and its underlying causes, as well as suggested solutions to address it. If necessary, a repair quotation for remedial treatment work will also be included in the report. Should you require an update on the issue verbally, our knowledgeable surveyor would be delighted to accommodate your request. Our team is committed to providing clear and concise information that empowers you to make informed decisions about how best to proceed with resolving any damp-related issues in your property.

Identifying External Issues

Our specialist damp surveyors begin by examining the outside of the building for any visible signs that may cause damp penetration. Issues such as damaged roof tiles, poor window pointing or porous brickwork are common culprits.

Regular inspections by a qualified builder and any necessary repairs should be undertaken to avoid further water infiltration; neglecting this can result in damage to your property’s fabric as well as rot which threatens timber decay.

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What Procedure Does Our Damp Surveyor Follow?

Upon scheduling a dampness survey, a professional surveyor will visit your property to assess the situation. They will inquire about the issue and any changes you may have noticed since it began. If you are not the property owner, these questions will be directed towards them instead. The surveyor will then examine potential problem areas in your home for evidence of dampness and its possible causes using various instruments such as a damp metre. After conducting additional research, they will provide you with a detailed report outlining the extent of damage and recommended solutions along with an estimate of the costs involved in resolving the issue.

This report is written in clear English to ensure that all findings are easily understood by homeowners and landlords alike. Contact Sussex Damp Treatments now for no-obligation site surveys conducted by experts who can help resolve any issues related to dampness at 01273 257 212.

Areas We Cover

  • Battle
  • Bexhill
  • Brighton
  • Crowborough
  • Eastbourne
  • Hailsham
  • Heathfield
  • Hove
  • Lewes
  • Newhaven
  • Peacehaven
  • Polegate
  • Portsladebysea
  • Rye
  • Seaford
  • Uckfield
  • Wadhurst
  • Arundel
  • Billingshurst
  • Bognor-Regis
  • Burgess-Hill
  • Chichester
  • Crawley
  • Cuckfield
  • East-Grinstead
  • Hastings
  • Haywards-Heath
  • Horsham
  • Littlehampton
  • Midhurst
  • Petworth
  • Selsey
  • Shorehambysea
  • Southwick
  • Steyning
  • Worthing

How Long Does It Take To Do A Damp Survey?

The duration of a dampness survey is contingent upon the size and construction of the property, as well as the type and extent of the damp issue. Conversely, a wet survey typically requires an average of three to four hours to complete.

Are Damp Surveys Worth It?

To address moisture and dampness issues in buildings, it is essential to seek the expertise of a qualified professional who can assess the situation and recommend an effective remedy. A one-size-fits-all solution may not be suitable and could potentially worsen the problem.

To ensure that your property meets certain quality standards and avoid future expenses, a dampness survey conducted by our trained professionals will provide you with guarantees while also preventing mould growth, extending the lifespan of walls and ceilings, and identifying any potential risks for severe harm in the future. Our thorough inspection will result in a comprehensive report detailing all findings. Trust us to deliver reliable solutions tailored to your specific needs.

What Happens If Increasing Damp Isn’t Addressed?

Neglecting the issue of increasing moisture in your home can lead to significant structural damage, which will cost a lot more to repair or replace than damp-proofing. The expenses incurred due to rising moisture can ruin the interior and exterior fabric of your house, including its décor and plaster. Moreover, it may also cause timber decay. Therefore, it is crucial to address this problem as soon as possible by investing in damp-proofing solutions that are relatively inexpensive compared to the potential costs of repairing or replacing damaged structures. Don’t let rising moisture wreak havoc on your home; take action now before it’s too late!

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What Is The Purpose Of A Mould Or Damp Survey?

The presence of mould or damp in your property is often an indication of a more significant underlying issue. It can be challenging to identify the root cause and find a cure, but Sussex Damp Treatments can help. Our expert surveyors will determine the source of the damp and teach you how to solve the problem effectively. Mould growth can occur on dry or painted walls with minimal moisture in the air, making it surprisingly easy for it to develop unnoticed. If you have tried wiping off mould from surfaces without success, contact us immediately so we can locate its source and address it at its core rather than merely masking symptoms.

We conduct private surveys for both mould and dampness issues as well as work with housing associations throughout England. Tenants experiencing such problems should ask their landlords to contact us or call us themselves for a second opinion. If you are moving into a new home that may have pre-existing issues, our comprehensive inspection services ensure that any long-term problems are identified before they become major concerns.

How Much Does A Damp Survey Cost?

The cost of a damp survey is determined by the size of the property, with larger homes and more rooms requiring longer surveys and thus incurring higher costs. For instance, a two-bedroom house would typically cost around £200 for a damp survey, while a three-bedroom terraced property would require an investment of approximately £250. On average, a four-bed detached home necessitates an outlay of roughly £300 for such services.

It’s important to note that these figures are indicative only and may vary depending on other factors such as the location or complexity of the building structure. Nevertheless, investing in regular damp surveys can save homeowners significant amounts in repair costs down the line by identifying any issues early on before they become major problems.

Why Choose Sussex Damp Treatments

Delivering Property Care

Sussex Damp Treatments stands out as a top-tier property preservation and damp proofing company in the United Kingdom. Our accredited damp surveyors instil confidence in our clients, backed by online consumer reviews and construction industry awards that attest to our unwavering commitment to quality craftsmanship and exceptional customer service. We offer cost-effective solutions for any condensation issues plaguing your building, penetrating damp challenges affecting your property, or timber defects afflicting historic structures due to dry-rot infestations. Trust us to deliver focused remedies tailored specifically to your needs with unmatched expertise and professionalism.

Long-Term Guarantees – Up To 30 Years

With over two decades of experience in the construction industry, Sussex Damp Treatments is committed to providing our clients with long-term guarantees they can rely on. Our top priority is not only delivering high-quality services but also addressing any property issues that our clients may have and offering superior repairs to ensure their peace of mind. We offer no-obligation site damp surveys to help identify any potential problems before they become major issues. If you’re looking for expert advice, don’t hesitate to contact us today at 01273 257 212 and speak with one of our specialists who will be happy to assist you. Trust Sussex Damp Treatments for all your property needs and let us provide you with the highest quality service available in the industry.

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