DEFECT INSPECTIONS

Buildings can suffer from a wide variety of defects and if not addressed at an early, these can develop and require major repairs or rebuilding. We offer defect inspections for cracking and movement and damp inspections including condensation and timber decay.

Our reports will explain the defect, the cause and suggest appropriate repairs. Defects reports can be used by home owners, letting agents, tenants or building contractors wanting to ensure that they will be carrying out an appropriate repair.

We recommend a report before repairs are carried out by a builder to ensure that works do not have to be carried out several times because the cause was not correctly identified.

SAMPLE DEFECT INSPECTION REPORT

DAMP INSPECTIONS

Dampness can be a result of rising or penetrating damp, condensation, pipe leaks or hygroscopic salts in the walls absorbing moisture from the atmosphere.

A damp inspection will identify the type of dampness present, diagnose its cause and list repairs.

CRACK INSPECTIONS

Cracks on buildings can also be caused by a number reasons from subsidence, lack of a movement joint, insufficient lintels above openings or excessive loading.

Our inspections will describe the cracking, measure its width, and suggest the cause and list repairs or further investigations. It is worth noting that not all cracking requires a structural repair and if we think movement is no longer taking place, we may advise that no action is needed.

Our defect inspections start from £190 and include a report with photographs.

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