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. 

You may want to arrange a Damp Survey for many reasons. Here are a few of the common ones:

A homeowner who wants to make sure the house is in perfect condition for selling or renting.

A housing company trying to ensure the property is in a good condition.


Rusty Paint

Cracking Plaster

Dry Rot

A property purchaser trying to ensure that the property will hold.

A building contractor trying to confirm their solutions to the damp.