Why Getting a Damp Proofing Survey is Important
Untreated damp can cause a series of health issues and can cause serious damage to the structural integrity of your property, often making it unsafe to inhabit.
Detecting the presence of rising damp and penetrating damp is not as simple as reading a result on a moisture meter. Where damp is affecting a property, it is important to first identify the source before any steps are taken to address the problem. Failing to diagnose the source or taking the advice of an inexperienced Surveyor who misdiagnoses the source can lead to significant unnecessary works being carried out, which fail to resolve the problem.
For instance, where condensation is mistaken for rising damp (a common mistake amongst lesser-experienced Surveyors), a homeowner can spend thousands on new damp proof courses and the replacement of wall plaster- none of which resolves the condensation problem, which then returns almost immediately.
Get a professional free damp survey with Allerton Damp.