Damp Pro London
THE DAMP PROOFING, RISNG DAMP, WOODWORM & DRY ROT SPECIALISTS.
PROVIDING SPECIALIST DAMP & TIMBER SURVEYS THROUGHOUT LONDON
Hello, and welcome to the Damp Pro website, we hope to assist you with whatever damp proofing or timber decay problem you may have. We like to inform our clients that you are dealing with a second generation family business small enough to care and big enough to achieve excellence throughout every aspect of the damp proofing and timber decay treatment business.
From the beginning we received positive feedback from all our London 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.
We are here to help you with organising the damp and timber surveys throughout London. Once you have instructed us to carry out the damp and/or timber survey, our personnel 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.
We feel that 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.
DAMP AND TIMBER SURVEYS
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 investigation 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 LONDON
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. Subfloor 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 LONDON
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 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 any necessary damp proofing, if it is needed at all.