What is damp?
The definition of dampness is ‘where there is water in sufficient quantities to cause problems which are unacceptable’, resulting in mould, spoiling of decorations and timber decay.
The publication of the ‘Joint Statement’ investigation of moisture and its effects on traditional buildings: Principles and competencies, which several influential and leading surveying organisations endorse, requires surveyors to have the knowledge and means to investigate the cause of damp defects and provide a correct repair method.
Olympic Construction surveyors hold RICS and PCA industry-recognised qualifications and undertake surveys following the British Standard Codes of Practice.
Dampness comes in many forms click on the buttons below for further information:
Rising dampness results in unsightly damage to internal decorations, which will lead to timber decay and heat loss through the wall.
Penetrating damp is caused by water leaking through walls or ceilings. This type of damp may move around within a building.
One of the leading causes of salt dampness is the ‘roof garden’. Weed within a chimney stack
Condensation dampness is a result of too much moisture in the air which can be caused by bathing, showering, drying clothes, and even breathing.
Protecting Your Investment
Olympic Construction is a fully qualified member of the Property Care Association, the only Trade association which covers damp and timber decay issues and is regularly recommended by RICS in home buyer reports. http://www.property-care.org/ http://www.rics.org/uk/
Fully qualified damp-proofing surveyors need to have both completed the required training and passed the examinations to be awarded the CSRT (Certificated Surveyor of Remedial Treatments) and CSSW (Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing)
So you can be sure that by instructing Olympic Construction to undertake your survey and remedial works relating to dampness, the findings and the works specified will provide a satisfactory solution and be undertaken to a very high standard and backed by a sound independent insurance guarantee through the GPI http://www.gp-insurance.co.uk/.
Damp proofing and rising damp services in Oldham, Manchester, Rochdale, Stockport and Cheshire.