Timber Damp Survey

Buying or selling a property?

Is there evidence of rising damp, wet rot or dry rot anywhere in your property?

If so, it will definitely be declared on the Home Report, and will impact the valuation placed on the property, as any loan for a potential purchaser will be dependent on the remedial work being undertaken.

Why not contact us for a professional survey before you place your property on the market?

Our “No Obligation” assessment is carried out by a qualified surveyor, whose findings will be reported back to you. If any issue is discovered, we provide a costed remedial plan and you can have the work undertaken at a time convenient to you – and maximise the value of your property prior to placing it on the market!


The survey

Our surveyor will inspect all accessible areas of the property, to identify any current problems caused by dampness, or fungal decay to timbers, including any attack by wood boring insects.

There are a large number of reasons why rising damp can occur. An older building may not have a damp proof course installed, it may be defective in certain areas or may be bridged.

In areas that appear to have a problem with dampness, our surveyor will use a moisture meter: high moisture levels indicate an issue with condensation and not rising damp.

Condensation is a major problem in today’s society where it can be both unpleasant visually, resulting in black mould growth evident on surfaces, and it can also lead to health problems.

High moisture levels are associated with fungal attacks (both wet rot or dry rot). The underlying cause of any moisture must always be identified. It is usually the result of a defect in the building, or a lack of appropriate maintenance leaving a pipe leaking, blocked rain water goods, defective roof tile or faulty pointing. In many cases high moisture levels are also caused by poor ventilation.

Our surveyor will report their findings back to you in detail. Regardless of the root cause, Tay Property Services can apply any treatment required, and fix the associated source of condensation.

The surveyor’s report will include full costs for all work found to be necessary.

If you commission Tay Property Services to undertake the work required, all preservation work will be undertaken by our own employees, and a comprehensive 30-year guarantee will be issued on completion of all Timber Preservation work or Damp Proofing carried out.

To arrange a “No Obligation” inspection, please contact our office or call 01738 860170 today and we will be pleased to help you.

Fluids used by Tay Property Services Ltd are approved by the British Wood Preserving and Damp Proofing association. Where appropriate they carry manufacturers’ guarantees, which will be highlighted for you.

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Testimonial

  • Angela M. Ramseyer an award winning Build and Project Manager, interior designer. Specialising in Refurbishment of private residential properties.
    I used Tay Property Services for a refurbishment project on a A Listed Georgian Town House. Dry rot treatment on 3 floors, the installation of a Bespoke Kitchen and Italian styled Bathroom. Stephens workmanship was of the highest quality and delivered at the most competitive price.

    A. M. Ramseyer
  • I have used Tay Property Services on 3 occasions now & Steve has provided a professional and competative service each time. He has undertaken each project on time, on budget & is 100% reliable. He has always tidied up afterwards & is always extremely helpful. I will definitely use Tay Property Services again. 

    Liz Ritchie