Our trusted team of professionals is here to make sure your house will last for decades. Both timber and brick are great building materials popular due to their durability and reduced heat loss. That being said, they also have a porous structure, which means that water can easily find its way through cavities resulting in penetrating damp. This may become a serious issue after heavy rainfalls, as the water doesn’t soak up or evaporate but instead accumulates and weakens cavity wall ties of your property (which are a part of the construction if the house has been constructed before the 80s). It may also enter into the very structure of your house, making the air inside damp and accelerating growth of black mould.
How to avoid it? After all, no one likes swamp-like atmosphere in their own house and the whole thing may sound quite scary. Nothing to worry about though! We run damp & timber surveys for our clients to assess the level of water condensation within the structure itself or in cavity wall ties. Apart from checking your wall ties, our surveyors also take a very careful look at the state of the timber in your house, searching for signs of rot or woodworm infestation.
Call us if you’ve been noticing worrying symptoms inside your house and you’d like to order a professional survey.