If you are thinking of buying a period property somewhere in the English countryside, it is essential to have the property inspected, and damp would be one of a few inspections carried out.
What is Damp Proofing?
Science will confirm that moisture travels through matter, and without some form of damp proofing, moisture would gradually work its way up the walls and into the timber framework. We have always used rolls of bitumen based material that is included in one layer of the external brickwork, and this damp proofing membrane would halt the movement of any dampness.
If an old property is riddled with dry rot, for example, and the buyer was not aware of this at the time of sale, then he would be liable for remedial work, which could include underpinning and major restoration. Luckily, there is expert damp proof in Buckhurst Hill from an established damp proofing specialist who has all the solutions.
- Dry Rot– Dry rot is timber decay that is caused by the presence of a fungi, and the term “dry” is used as there is no apparent moisture that feeds the fungi.
- Rising Damp– Common in the UK, rising damp can cause very serious damage to a building, and any person considering the purchase of an older property would do well to have the specialists inspect the building.
Buying property is likely to be the biggest single investment you will ever make, therefore it makes sense to have the property thoroughly inspected prior to exchanging contracts.