Dampness, cracking and many other defects can be investigated, the cause identified and solutions proposed.
It is in the nature of buildings and the way they are built that they move or do not always perform in the way we expect. We can reassure you or carry out investigations.
The matters investigated include most faults that can develop in buildings.
A sample defect analysis report is available on the Downloads page.
We usually start an investigation with an overview and a review of the history of the problem. Any relevant documents would be identified and reviewed at this stage.
We would then carry out a preliminary inspection, take notes and photographs. At this stage the majority of defects and causes will have been identified and solutions can be discussed.
A written report is always produced.
We illustrate our reports with photographs for ease of understanding.
Further investigations & tests
It is sometimes necessary to carry out further investigations in which case we would discuss this then usually provide an preliminary report, letter or email with the options identified so that the client can consider matters more carefully.
The investigations can be simply an exposure of hidden areas of construction or more complex removal of samples with detailed tests.
Our reports are detailed, comprehensive and are usually illustrated with clear photographs. Please download an example on the downloads page.
Scientific Analysis & Tests
Investigations on the past have included the following.