Birmingham Damp Proofing, Damp, Woodworm & Dry Rot Specialists
Specialist Damp & Timber Surveys Throughout The Midlands & Birmingham
2015 Damp and Timber Surveys
Welcome to the Damp Pro website. If you are after honest, beneficial and full comprehensible advice on all aspects of the eradication & prevention of rising damp, damp proofing, woodworm treatment & eradication of dry rot look no further. Damp Pro are full members of the Property Care Association (PCA) formerly known as the British Wood Preserving and Damp-Proofing Association (BWPDA). Our unique Membership number is 5728.
We are government endorsed by the TrustMark scheme and we offer Insurance backed guarantees by the Guarantee Protection Insurance Scheme (GPI). We are fully qualified and vetted to high industry standards which are annually reviewed by the PCA to ensure high standards across the board.
Our specialist damp and timber surveyors are carrying out damp and timber surveys throughout Birmingham guiding homeowners, people looking to purchase a property(s), investors, landlords, property professional such as architects, housing associations, English Heritage and so on and so forth. If you are looking for an honest and professional specialist damp proofing, woodworm treatment and dry rot eradication company in Birmingham, you are at the right place.
We have made it our family business for over 30 years to provide excellence throughout the damp and timber industry throughout Birmingham, the North West and the UK.
TWO SIMPLE QUESTIONS TO ASK A DAMP PROOFING & TIMBER TREATMENT COMPANY TO AVOID PITFALLS OF UNQUALIFIED ADVICE...
1. "ARE YOU A MEMBER OF THE PROPERTY CARE ASSOCIATION (PCA)?"
2. "WILL THE SURVEYOR CARRYING OUT MY DAMP AND/OR TIMBER SURVEY HOLD THE CSRT QUALIFICATION?"
"If the answer is no to the two above question we strongly recommend you avoid this damp and timber company as it could lead to misdiagnosis and potentially ££££'s of unnecessary treatments.
Insist on a PCA Member and a surveyor who hold the CRST Qualification. Look out for the PCA logo & Unique Membership number
Damp Pro Unique Membership Number: 5728
From the beginning we received positive feedback from all our Birmingham clients, initially from the first phone call all the way through the damp and/or timber survey process, up to the day of the damp proofing, woodworm or dry rot treatments are carried out.
Damp Pro is here to help you with organising your damp and timber surveys in birmingham. Once you have instructed us to carry out the damp and/or timber survey, our peronnel will take it from there, contacting estate agents, vendors or whoever it may be, to arrange access to the property for the damp and/or timber survey to be carried out.
We understand that buying or selling a property is one of the most stressful times in the world, however once the instructions have been given, we will provide you with a service you will not forget and hopefully recommend.
Our experienced Damp Pro personnel will help you through the buying or selling of the property, putting your mind at ease.
Many previous clients have come back to us and given us positive feedback informing us how we had saved them hundreds even thousands of pounds on unnecessary damp proofing, woodworm and dry rot eradication treatments.
This was achieved by our specialist damp and/or timber survey, carried out by our professional, knowledgeable and helpful damp and timber surveyor.
Our role is to correctly diagnose rising damp, woodworm, dry rot, wet rot and any other source of damp ingress and timber decay correctly, and provide you with a cost effective if not treatment free solution to eradicate the damp or timber decay problem you may have.
BIRMINGHAM DAMP AND TIMBER SURVEY
A damp and timber survey is one of the most common instructions you will receive from a building surveyor’s report today when buying a property.
The initial thoughts going through your mind may be that the property is falling down, there might be timber decay or woodworm in the timber floors or the damp is so bad that thousands of pounds are going to have to be spent to rectify the problem.
Don’t Worry!! It may sound worse than it actually is! You have to understand that if a building surveyor picks up a high moisture meter reading in a wall or discovers some woodworm flight holes he has to instruct a PCA (Property Care Association) damp and timber specialist to investigate the extent of the damp ingress and the timber infestation and/or decay.
THE QUESTIONS THAT NEED TO BE ANSWERED ARE:-
- What form of dampness has the surveyor picked up and does it require any treatment, if so to what extent ??
- Is the woodworm infestation active or not, or does the wood boring insect in question require any treatment at all ??
- Or is the suspect dry rot, actually wet rot and all that needs to be done is eliminate the source of moisture, cut out the wet rot infected timbers and replace them with pretreated timbers of the same dimensions, at the same time isolating them from the masonry with a Damp Proof Membrane ??
We must stress that the correct diagnosis of damp, woodworm and wet/dry rot is most important to achieve the best possible outcome. This can be achieved by instructing a specialist damp and timber surveyor to carry out an extensive damp and timber survey on any damp ingress or timber decay problem you may have.
Our specialist damp and timber decay surveyor has been through years of studying and training to become a specialist damp and timber surveyor to carry out damp and timber surveys to PCA (Property Care Association) standards and to diagnose all forms of damp and timber decay correctly. Our specialist damp and timber surveyor will only recommend the correct damp proofing and timber treatments if any found to be necessary at all.
TIMBER SURVEY IN BIRMINGHAM
On the day of the timber survey, any timbers that are accessible will be inspected for woodworm infestation or timber decay (dry rot, wet rot). Depending on the accessibility, floor boards may be lifted with the vendor’s permission as long as they are loose enough without causing damage to the flooring. Sub floor timbers will be analysed for moisture content, beetle infestation, wet rot and dry rot as well as making sure there is adequate sub-floor ventilation to keep the timbers dry. Roof timbers will be inspected if safe access is available again inspecting the timbers for dry rot, wet rot or woodworm infestation. Once the timber survey has been carried out the timber report will be forwarded to you via email along with a quotation for the necessary timber treatments if required.
DAMP SURVEY IN BIRMINGHAM
On the day of the damp survey with the instructions received from the client, the specialist damp and timber surveyor will inspect all accessible walls at ground floor level for rising damp and any other source of dampness using an electric resistance meter, a non-destructive method for detecting rising damp. The surveyor will inspect the exterior of the property for high ground levels, which can lead to penetrating damp at low level and put any abutting timbers at risk of timber decay. External observations will be made and relevant comments on building defects such as roofing, guttering or external rendering will be made in the damp survey report. Once the damp survey has been carried out the damp report will be forwarded to you via email along with a quotation for the necessary damp proofing, if any at all.
Call 0121 259 0344 To Arrange a Specialist Damp and Timber Survey For 2015
Birmingham Damp Proofing, Woodworm Treatment & Dry Rot Eradication Specialists.
Birmingham Damp Proofing, Woodworm and Dry Rot Treatment Specialists. Damp Pro carry out specialist damp and timber surveys throughout the following areas:-
Acocks Green| Aldridge| Aldersley| All Saints| Allesley | Allesley Green | Allesley Park | Alton | Alum Rock | Alumwell | Amblecote | Ashmore Park | Aston |Ball Hill | Balsall Common | Balsall Heath| Barr Beacon | Barston | Bartley Green| Bearwood | Beechdale | Bell Green| Bentley | Bentley Heath | Berkswell | Bickenhill | Billesley Binley | Birchfield | Bilston | Birmingham | Bishopsgate Green | Blackheath | Blakenall Heath | Blakenhall | Blossomfield | Bloxwich | Boldmere | Bordesley | Bordesley Green | Bournbrook | Bournville | Bradley | Bradmore | Brandhall | Brandwood | Brierley Hill | Bromford | Bromley | Brownhills | Brownhills West | Browns Green | Buckland End | Buckpool | Burton-on-Trent | Bushbury | Caldmore | California | Canley | Cannon Park | Castle Bromwich | Castle Vale | Castlecroft | Catherine-de-Barnes | Chadwick End | Chapelfields | Charlemont and Grove Vale | Chelmsley Wood | Cheswick Green | Cheylesmore | Chinese Quarter | Chuckery | Claregate | Clayhanger | Clifford Park | Coalpool | Coleshill Heath | Colesley | Compton | Convention Quarter | Copt Heath | Cotteridge | Coundon | Courthouse Green | Coventry | Cradley Heath | Darlaston | Deritend | Dickens Heath | Digbeth | Dorridge | Duddeston | Dudley | Dunstall Hill | Earlsdon | Earlswood | Eastern Green | Eastside | Edgbaston | Edgwick | Elmdon | Elmdon Heath | Erdington | Ernesford Grange | Ettingshall | Falcon Lodge | Fallings Park | Finchfield | Finham | Five Ways | Foleshill | Fordbridge | Fordhouses | Four Oaks | Fox & Goose | Frankley | Fullbrook | Gannow Green | Garretts Green | Gibbet Hill | Goldthorn Park | Gosta Green | Graiseley | Gravelly Hill | Great Barr | Greet | Gun Quarter | Guns Village | Hall Green | Halesowen | Hamstead | Handsworth | Handsworth Wood | Harborne | Harden | Hampton-in-Arden | Harden | Hawbush | Hawkesley | Hay Mills | Heath Town | High Heath | Highgate | Highgate | Hill Hook | Hill Top | Hillfields | Hockley | Hockley Heath | Hodge Hill | Holbrooks | Horseley Heath | Hurst Green | Hurst Hill | Irish Quarter |Jericho | Jewellery Quarter | Kates Hill | Keresley | Kings Heath | Kings Norton | Kingshurst | Kingstanding | Kingswinford | Kitts Green | Knowle | Ladywood | Lanesfield | Langley Green | Leamore | Lee Bank | Little Aston | Little Bloxwich | Little Bromwich | Longbridge | Longford | Low Hill | Lozells | Lye| Lyndon | Maney | Marston Green | Masshouse | Mere Green | Meriden | Merridale | Merry Hill | Minworth | Monkspath Street | Monmore Green | Moseley | Mount Nod | Moxley | Nechells | Netherton | New Frankley | New Invention | New Oscott | Newbridge | Northfield | Oakham | Ocker Hill | Old Hill | Old Oscott | Oldswinford | Oldbury | Olton | Oscott | Packwood | Palfrey | Park Hall | Park Village | Pedmore | Pelham | Pelsall | Penn | Penn Fields | Pensnett | Pendeford | Perry Barr | Perry Beeches | Perry Common | Pheasey | Pleck | Portobello | Princes End | Pype Hayes | Quarry Bank | Queslett | Quinton | Radford, Rednal | Roughley | Rowley Regis | Rubery | Rushall | Saltley | Sandwell | Sarehole | Sedgley | Selly Oak | Selly Park | Shard End | Sharmans Cross | Sheldon | Shelfield | Shenley Green | Shire Oak | Shirley | Short Heath | Short Heath | Signal Hayes | Silhill | Small Heath | Smethwick | Smithfield | Smith's Wood | Soho | Solihull | South Yardley | Sparkbrook | Sparkhill | Spon End | Spring Hill| Springfield | Stafford | Stechford | Stirchley | Stoke | Stoke Heath | Stoke Aldermoor | Stone | Stourbridge | Streetly | Styvechale | Summer Hill | Sutton Coldfield | Temple Balsall | Tettenhall | Tettenhall Regis | Tettenhall Wightwick | Tettenhall Wood | The Delves | The Straits | Thimble End | Tidbury Green | Tile Hill | Tipton | Tividale | Tower Hill | Tyburn | Tyseley |Wake Green | Wall Heath | Walmley | Walsall | Walsall Wood | Walsgrave-On-Sowe | Ward End | Warley | Warwick Bar | Washwood Heath | Wednesfield | Wednesbury | Weoley Castle | Weoley Hill | West Bromwich | West Heath | Westwood Heath |Whitehouse Common | Whitley | Whitlock's End | Whitmore Reans | Whoberley | Wightwick | Willenhall (Coventry) | Willenhall (West Midlands) | Winson Green | Witheymoor | Witton | Wollaston | Wollescote | Wolverhampton | Wood End (Coventry) | Wood End (Wolverhampton) | Woodgate | Wordsley | Wren's Nest | Wyken | Wylde Green | Yardley |Yardley Wood | Yew Tree |
Certified Remedial Surveyor carrying out Damp and Timber Surveys Throughout Birmingham, Wolverhampton and The Midlands.