TIMBER AND DAMP SURVEYS

In order to identify defects that can lead to damp in a building and to identify areas within the building that are at risk of fungal decay, detailed inspection or damp survey should be undertaken by a competent Damp surveyor. The key to treating damp is first to ensure that the problem has been diagnosed correctly or an appropriate survey of the signs of damp in a building is properly carried. When carrying out a damp survey on a building there should be a proper internal and external investigation. You can complete your own investigation to observe any of the normal indications of water entrance. Sometimes you will spot the outside fault before seeing any evidence of a damp internally.

Here are some of the warning signs of damp that you should look out for in your building:

Damp and Timber
Surveys in Sheffield

 

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About us

DampWork resolve damp issues in buildings across Sheffield.

Our mission

To resolve all damp issues, all timber defects and guaruntee our work for 10 years

Our offer

  • resolve damp issues
  • resolve timber defects
  • eliminate pests and insects

How Long Does A Damp Survey Take?​

Most of the surveys take no longer than 3-4 hours. However, based on numerous factors like – the size of your property, structure, damp problem, typedamage, degree of the damage, etc. – it can take well over a couple days.

What is a Damp Report?

A damp report is usually asked for because of a previous survey. The report would be carried out because a valuer or building surveyor picked up on something a survey beforehand and they want further investigation. This would be carried out by a damp specialist. A damp report is usually needed in order for a Surveyor to take notes. A plan or drawing would be made of the property, alongside images during the survey. This would then be written into a report about the condition of the property.

Based on the initial contract and surveyor you choose, your damp survey can vary in lengths and details, however, both are just as important and useful.

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Thanks for your time and effort in resolving our issues
SulLY Thompson

BRICKWORK DEFECTS

Deterioration of mortar in brickwork joints.

DAMP PROOF COURSE

Faulty or Perished damp proof course.

MOULD

Mould growth on walls.

PAINTWORK

Peeling or flaking paintwork.

PLUMBING DEFECTS

Plumbing defects and defective toilets, baths, showers, shower trays, washing machines, and poor kitchen sink plumbing and sealing.

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BRIDGING

Bridging over the damp the damp proof course by the soil in flower beds, plinths, etc.

FAULTY SEALING

Faulty sealing around window and door frames.

DAMP

Damp patches on walls.

AIR-BRICKS

Blocked air-bricks.

SMELL

Damp and musty smell.

Ask us to survey your home

Contact us today to find out how we can resolve your issues in relation to dampness in buildings

Working hours

Monday- Thursday :8:00-17:30 Hrs (Phone until 16:00 Hrs) Friday - 8:00-14:00
0114 360 3860

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Sheffield
S2 1AS

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We Survey your property until we find the real problem!

What you must understand is that – damp is rarely a problem in itself. Most often than not – it’s there because of another underlying cause – i.e., leakage, drainage system, pipes, ventilation, etc. You can’t really get rid of the damp unless and until you fix the source.

It starts with a simple interaction. We tend to ask questions about the problems you’re facing – as well as the history of the house. Then, our experts go on their own to find the source cause of moisture in your house..

What you must understand is that – damp is rarely a problem in itself. Most often than not – it’s there because of another underlying cause – i.e., leakage, drainage system, pipes, ventilation, etc. You can’t really get rid of the damp unless and until you fix the source.

It starts with a simple interaction. We tend to ask questions about the problems you’re facing – as well as the history of the house. Then, our experts go on their own to find the source cause of moisture in your house..

The damp survey process involves numerous equipment and closer inspections of your property. When performing a damp survey within and around your premises – our surveyors aim to tackle four different goals at a time:

What Does A Damp Survey Involve?

Introduction 16%

Our surveyor will ask simple questions regarding the problems you face and the history of the house. You can also provide instructions to pay more attention to specific areas as well as ask questions related to the timing, schedule, etc. 

External Inspection 29%

Any experienced surveyor can spot the signs of damp that are usually missed by a commoner. For example – gaps around the door and window frames, decaying render coatings, issues with rainwater goods, rising ground levels around the property, bridging, etc.

Internal 'Non-Invasive' Survey 33%

After the external inspection, the surveyor will have a pretty good idea of where to look for the problems. Yet to ensure speculation as well as to detect any hidden damp, they may survey all the walls and floorboards at multiple points. The equipment usually involves two damp meters and a thermal imaging device. All of which are used to create the damp profile of your building.

Survey Report 22%

Throughout all of the above steps mentioned, the surveyor will be taking several notes. They will then  provide you with a detailed survey report – along with the recommendations to solve any surfacing or hidden issues – if any. 

There are five main parts to conducting a Damp Report:

This will detail the problems that you are faced by and the stance of the surveyor.

The different instruments, equipment used and the methods they used to carry out the survey will be listed within the report.  

The results of the survey will be listed within the damp report.  This will include a detailed description justifying the surveyor’s findings.

The surveyor will advise the best way to rectify the problems identified during the survey.  This could include one or more solutions.   The surveyor will advise the best way to resolve the problem, this could include just one or various different solutions. This could include plans to upgrade your décor and interior.

If the survey company or surveyor offers any of the recommendations, they can also include or attach a quote along with the report.

Contact us

Monday- Thursday :8:00-17:30 Hrs (Phone until 16:00 Hrs) Friday - 8:00-14:00
0114 360 3860

We are here

Unit C16 Manor Development Centre
Sheffield
S2 1AS

contact@dampwork.co.uk​