Damp Investigations

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.  

Comprehensive Assessments

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. 

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100% Independent

We advise what is best for you and your budget. Harewood are independent meaning we have no commercial gain for the repairs reccomended. 

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Detailed Reports

We follow up our investigations with a highly detailed report including photographs, diagrams and repair guidance. 

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No Nonsense

We diagnose dampness and advise you how to undertake repairs. We never recommend innapropriate rising damp treatments linke injection DPC’s.

Damp Diagnosis Tools

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Thermal Imagery

We utilise our high-resolution thermal imaging cameras to help identify unwanted moisture in a building. 

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Carbide testing

Chemical testing to establish the total moisture content of a wall sample. This is a great method for on-site analysis.

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Moisture Meter

An essential tool we use to measure the moisture content of timber elements in a building.

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We often utilise our borescope camera technology when undertaking cavity wall surveys for damp defects.

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Hand Tools

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.