Solving Issues With Moisture
Dampness: Answers & Solutions
We provide expert advice and guidance for damp issues affecting your private or commercial property. Our experienced surveyors understand moisture in buildings and know exactly how to diagnose the cause of dampness. The approach Harewood take for dampness is simple, we diagnose the cause and provide repair guidance based on our findings.
The advice we provide is completely impartial, meaning we only advise what is needed for your property, with no hidden sales agenda. Over the years, we have saved clients hundreds of thousands of pounds by identifying the simple building repairs required and proving that unsuitable, expensive rising damp treatments are not needed.
Our building pathologists are experienced with dampness in historic buildings as well as modern forms of construction.
Our experienced surveyors provide investigation surveys in accordance with key standards for dampness, including BS7913 (guide to the conservation of historic buildings) & BRE DG245 (rising damp in walls: diagnosis and treatment). We use a combination of traditional methods of inspection along with the latest technology such as high-resolution thermal imaging.
We advise what is best for you and your budget. Harewood are independent meaning we have no commercial gain for the repairs reccomended.
We follow up our investigations with a highly detailed report including photographs, diagrams and repair guidance.
We diagnose dampness and advise you how to undertake repairs. We never recommend innapropriate rising damp treatments linke injection DPC’s.
Damp Diagnosis Tools
We utilise our high-resolution thermal imaging cameras to help identify unwanted moisture in a building.
Chemical testing to establish the total moisture content of a wall sample. This is a great method for on-site analysis.
An essential tool we use to measure the moisture content of timber elements in a building.
We often utilise our borescope camera technology when undertaking cavity wall surveys for damp defects.
Simple hand tools also form a key part of our surveyors tool boxes, for example sharp bradawls to test for timber decay.
We use hygrometers to assess internal environments, alongside thermal imagery for asessing condensation.