Sarking Felt Problems

Sarking Felt Problems

There is a common defect that we find on many of our home surveys that can go unseen for long periods of time. It occurs under the roof at eaves level and often leads to other more serious defects occurring such as timber decay or even rainwater ingress to the...
Rising Damp – Real Problem or Ruse

Rising Damp – Real Problem or Ruse

With the exception of ‘subsidence’, the term ‘rising damp’ in a survey report is one of the main triggers likely to set alarm bells ringing with potential purchasers and mortgage lenders. However, a case of true rising dampness is a relatively uncommon issue. It is...
Cracks in Buildings

Cracks in Buildings

Interpreting whether cracks in buildings are of structural significance is usually seen as one of the more challenging aspects of a Surveyor’s role when establishing the condition of a building. There can be a tendency to err on the side caution and conclude that...
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