Defect investigations; including structural movement, cracked or bulging walls, decay, damp and suspect materials.
Worried about cracked or bulging walls; damp or decay; asbestos or some other specific matter?
Some matters do not warrant a full building survey covering the whole of the building. Instead they require an elemental or specialist investigation, sometimes called a defects inspection. These are carried out where concern exists over specific parts or specific defects in a building or property. Examples include the detailed study of movement, cracking, bulging, timber decay, dampness or the testing of materials such as asbestos or high alumina cement. Other examples include the testing of building services such as wiring, heating or drainage, etc.; or investigation into sub-soils, contamination or pollution; protected species, flora or fauna.
The scope of this type of investigation will be specific to each individual job and the brief may need to be altered as findings on site dictate.
These investigations will be undertaken by one of our suitably experienced and qualified building surveyors or by independent specialist engineers or consultants working under the supervision and direction of our surveyor.