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    Professional and impartial building defect surveys

    At Dry abode we provide a professional and impartial building defect surveys relating to dampness, timber and structural defects in domestic and commercial buildings.

    We specialise in the diagnosis and professional repair of building defects from survey to completion.

    Our surveyor who is also the proprietor has a wealth of experience as a degree qualified commercial quantity surveyor, CSRT qualified damp and timber expert and incorporate member of the Chartered Institute of Building.

    Dryabode are accredited members of the Property Care Association (provisional) the leading governing body in our specialist field of business.

    The interests of our clients come first and you are guaranteed to receive a professional and friendly service.
    Our technical reports are written in a way that there is sufficient technical content to provide transparency and accountability.

    Our clients are varied and have many reasons for employing our services, some of which are as follows:

    Homebuyers and vendors.
    Building defect diagnosis and repair
    Building pathology
    Insurance claims.
    Pre-purchase homebuyer surveys and reports
    Maintenance planning.
    Condition reports and budget estimating.
    Leak investigation
    Damp and timber remedial investigation
    Cavity wall tie inspections
    Ventilation inspections and scheme design
    Thermal efficiency inspections
    Flood damage recovery, schedules of repair and cost forecasts
    Landlord and tenant disputes
    Technical scheme design regarding damp proofing and structural water proofing, basements and wall ties.

    We use cutting edge technology to assist us with providing you with an accurate diagnosis including:

    Electronic radio frequency moisture detection
    Thermal imaging
    Endoscope wall cavity and chimney inspections with camera and video
    Taking of building material samples and laboratory analysis
    Invasive survey techniques safely opening up parts of a building for close visual inspection.

    Building pathology, defect diagnosis and schedules of repair

    The building defects and parts of buildings we are called out to inspect on a daily basis are as follows:

    Damp walls, floors and ceilings

    Sub-floor inspections
    Roof surveys, chimneys, gutters and rainwater goods
    Timber fungal decay and woodworm infestation
    Condensation and ventilation issues above and below ground floor
    Underground basements
    Black toxic mould and fungal growth
    Concrete and reinforcement defects

    Call us now for a free initial consultation on:

    Preston 01772 650065
    Chorley 01257 491100
    Mobile 07946 669554