Condensation Vs Damp Concerns
Defects Inspection Survey in Heathfield
DMP, through word of mouth recommendation was instructed to investigate and diagnose with suggested remediation, owing to concerns with internal damp and water staining across a site of senior living apartments in Heathfield, East Sussex.
This common problem can occur within properties due to a variety of factors. Both as a result of construction defects and how we live within and manage our properties. The challenge will always be ascertaining between the two.
DMP undertook a full day Defects Inspection Survey on site to review multiple properties across the estate utilising the whole kit within a surveyors tool bag to investigate the presenting evidence. Together with speaking to residents to gain understanding of the ongoing challenge with damp and condensation.
We at DMP pride ourselves on understanding the detail in all aspects of building pathology in order to provide the best possible solution and root cause analysis of any building related issues.
In this instance, addressing the whole site and drilling down to property specific, we suggested a list of rectifications or requirements for further investigations.
Moving forward, DMP will be assisting with professional advice in seeing through the issues to full rectification.
what is a defects analysis?
A Defect Analysis Report focuses solely on a specific issue within the property.
The inspection and report will determine the root cause and cost of the defect. Offering the solution required to rectify and make good the defect.
Property defects can be confusing and costly if substandard advice is obtained, it can lead to costly and unnecessary contractor repairs.
Through our experienced and qualified team of Surveyors, we aim to avoid this mistake and assist in having the defect made good in both a time and cost-effective manner.
Typical defects where we would recommend having a Defect Analysis Report undertaken:
- Structural Movement
- Timber Issues
- Roof Defects
- Rainwater Gutters & Down-pipe Defects
We offer professional services for many purposes, including:
- Pre-acquisition: either the purchase of a house (perhaps the most expensive investment you will make) or the lease or purchase of a commercial property
- Repairs and maintenance: the preparation of a maintenance schedule
- Defect investigation and analysis
- Feasibility reports
- Services under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996
- Extensions and alterations
- Building refurbishment
- Schedules of condition
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