Damp Survey Reports

Ebm is a notable provider of damp reports and building maintenance services in Wales, specialising in diagnosing and resolving damp-related issues in properties. Our damp reports are meticulously detailed, providing homeowners, buyers, and property professionals with critical information on the presence and severity of damp within a property. These reports identify various types of damp—such as condensation, rising damp, and penetrating damp—and suggest practical solutions tailored to the specific needs and conditions of the property.

Innovative Damp Solutions and Property Care by EBM Wales

Our team use the latest technology and methods to ensure accurate assessments, offering remedies that may include installation of ventilation systems, damp proofing, or structural repairs. Their expertise not only helps in maintaining the health of a building but also supports property value by addressing these issues promptly and effectively.

Advanced Diagnostics and Expert Solutions

EBM emphasises a proactive approach to property management by integrating advanced diagnostic tools with traditional expertise. This combination allows for a more thorough understanding of damp issues and their origins, facilitating targeted interventions that are both efficient and cost-effective. By staying updated with industry standards and continuously training their staff, EBM ensures that each solution is executed with precision and sustainability in mind.

Home Buyer / Owner Full Propery Damp Report Surveys

B.R.E – B.S.I

A BRI home buyer damp report is a vital tool in assessing the presence and severity of damp issues within a property. Conducted by qualified professionals, such as those at EBM, this report provides prospective home buyers with a comprehensive evaluation of the property’s damp conditions. Through thorough inspection and analysis, including the use of specialized equipment, the report identifies areas affected by dampness, such as rising damp, penetrating damp, or condensation. Additionally, it assesses the extent of damage caused by damp, including potential risks to the property’s structural integrity and occupants’ health. Armed with this detailed information, home buyers can make informed decisions regarding the purchase, negotiate repairs or adjustments with sellers, and plan for any necessary remediation measures. Ultimately, a BRI home buyer damp report empowers buyers to protect their investment and ensure a safe and healthy living environment for themselves and their families.

B.S.I.

A BSI home buyer damp report is an indispensable resource for individuals considering the purchase of a property. Conducted by certified professionals like those at EBM, this report provides a thorough assessment of the property’s damp conditions, adhering to the stringent standards set by the British Standards Institution (BSI). Through meticulous inspection and advanced diagnostic techniques, such as moisture meters and thermal imaging, the report identifies any signs of dampness, including rising damp, penetrating damp, or condensation. Additionally, it evaluates the extent of damage caused by damp, highlighting potential risks to both the property’s structural integrity and the health of its occupants. Armed with this detailed information, home buyers can make informed decisions, negotiate repairs or adjustments with sellers, and plan for any necessary remediation measures. By adhering to BSI standards, the home buyer damp report ensures reliability, accuracy, and transparency, empowering buyers to safeguard their investment and ensure a healthy living environment for years to come.

£350

Homeowner Damp Investigation & Specification

B.R.E – B.S.I

A homeowner damp investigation and specification serve as crucial steps in addressing and mitigating damp issues within a property. Conducted by experienced professionals, such as those at EBM, this comprehensive assessment begins with a thorough investigation to identify the root causes of dampness, whether it be rising damp, penetrating damp, or condensation. Through advanced diagnostic techniques and meticulous inspection, the extent of damage is assessed, and a tailored specification is formulated to guide the remediation process. This specification outlines the necessary steps and materials required to effectively address the damp problem, ensuring long-term solutions that protect both the property’s structural integrity and the health of its occupants. With clear documentation and transparent communication, homeowners can confidently address damp issues, restoring their property to a safe, dry, and habitable condition. All survey fees are fully refundable if the customer chooses to follow the recommended course of action.

£99

Home Owner Basement Design & Waterproofing

Homeowner design and basement waterproofing are integral aspects of maintaining a structurally sound and habitable property, especially in areas prone to moisture infiltration. With the expertise of professionals like those at EBM, homeowners can benefit from tailored design solutions that effectively address the unique challenges posed by basement environments. Through meticulous planning and consideration of factors such as soil composition, groundwater levels, and drainage systems, effective waterproofing strategies can be implemented to mitigate the risk of water ingress and dampness. From the installation of robust waterproofing membranes to the incorporation of proper drainage systems, each aspect of the design is carefully crafted to ensure maximum protection against moisture-related issues. By investing in proactive design and basement waterproofing measures, homeowners can safeguard their investment, enhance living spaces, and enjoy peace of mind knowing their property is well-protected against water damage.All survey fees are fully refundable if the customer chooses to follow the recommended course of action.

£99

WTIF Federation Home buyer / Owner Full Property Wall Tie Report

WTIF

A home buyer wall tie report is an essential document that provides valuable insight into the structural integrity of a property’s cavity walls. Conducted by experienced professionals like those at EBM Wales, this report comprehensively evaluates the condition of wall ties, crucial components that stabilize the walls. By thoroughly inspecting for signs of deterioration, corrosion, or inadequate installation, the report offers home buyers peace of mind and helps them make informed decisions. Clear and detailed documentation, often including photographs, highlights any issues discovered during the survey process, ensuring transparency and clarity. Armed with this information, home buyers can negotiate repairs or adjustments with sellers, ensuring that the property they invest in is structurally sound and secure for years to come. Additionally, the expertise of professionals like those at EBM Wales ensures that potential issues are identified early, minimizing the risk of costly repairs in the future.

£350

Home Owner Lintel Inspection & Specification

Homeowner lintel inspection and specification are crucial steps in ensuring the structural integrity and safety of a property. Conducted by experienced professionals like those at EBM Wales, this process involves a comprehensive examination of the lintels, crucial structural components that support the load above openings such as doors and windows. Through meticulous inspection and advanced diagnostic techniques, potential issues such as corrosion, cracking, or inadequate support are identified. Based on the findings, a tailored specification is developed to guide any necessary repairs or replacements. This specification outlines the required materials, techniques, and timelines, ensuring that the work is carried out to the highest standards of quality and safety. By addressing lintel issues promptly and effectively, homeowners can prevent further damage to their property and ensure its long-term stability and structural integrity. EBM Group carry qualified structural engineers if any calculations and designs are needed. The structural Engineers fee would be an additional cost if needed after a member of the EBM Team has done a site visit. All survey fees are fully refundable if the customer chooses to follow the recommended course of action.

£99

Home Owner Cavity Wall Ties & Cracking To Building Inspection & Specification

Wall tie replacement is an essential maintenance task for buildings with cavity walls to preserve structural integrity and safety. According to evidence-based management (EBM) practices, systematic reviews indicate that metal wall ties, which connect the inner and outer leaves of cavity walls, are prone to corrosion and failure primarily due to environmental moisture and exposure. This deterioration often manifests as cracking in the building’s exterior, particularly around stress points like windows and doorways. The replacement process involves the removal of compromised ties and the installation of new, durable ties, which not only stabilizes the structure but also mitigates future damage. EBM underscores the importance of timely and accurate diagnosis followed by skilled intervention, aligning with best practices to prolong the lifespan and aesthetic value of buildings, thereby ensuring occupant safety and structural health.

Vertical cracking in masonry walls is a common structural issue that often arises from a variety of causes including thermal movement, differential settlement, and load stress. These cracks typically appear as long, continuous lines that may worsen over time if not addressed promptly. Thermal expansion and contraction of the masonry materials can create stress points, leading to cracks, especially if the masonry has not been adequately bonded or lacks control joints. Differential settlement occurs when the building’s foundation settles unevenly, causing portions of the masonry to move at different rates. This misalignment can produce vertical cracks, particularly near corners or openings like windows and doors. Addressing vertical cracking involves identifying the underlying cause and applying appropriate repair techniques such as THOR HELICAL Reinforcement Structural stabilisation system, installing masonry reinforcement, or underpinning foundations to stabilize the structure and prevent further damage. All survey fees are fully refundable if the customer chooses to follow the recommended course of action.

£99

Main Contractor Discount

At EBM, pricing for multiple survey inspections qualifies for a main contractor discount. For more information, please contact our team today.

Senior Citizen Discount

10% discount available for all senior citizens. Please contact a member of the EBM team for more information. 

Survey fees apply up to a maximum distance of 1 hour and 15 minutes from the CF40 postcode. Please contact EBM if your location exceeds this distance.

Key Benefits of Damp Survey Reports

A damp survey report is essential for several key reasons, particularly when it comes to property management and maintenance. First, it provides a detailed analysis of any existing damp problems within a building, pinpointing the exact cause and location of moisture issues. This is crucial for determining the appropriate remedial actions to prevent further structural damage or health hazards caused by mold and mildew. Additionally, having a comprehensive damp survey report can be invaluable during the buying or selling process of a property. It ensures transparency, giving potential buyers confidence about the condition of the property and potentially influencing the negotiation process. For homeowners, such reports guide effective maintenance strategies to safeguard the building’s integrity and their investment over time. Overall, a damp survey report is a proactive tool that helps in managing property health, enhancing its longevity, and maintaining its value.

Why Do I Need A Damp Survey Report?

  • Identifying Hidden Problems: A damp survey can uncover hidden moisture issues that are not immediately apparent, helping to diagnose the source and extent of dampness before it causes more significant damage.

  • Guiding Property Maintenance: The report provides specific recommendations for remedial measures, helping property owners manage maintenance more effectively and prevent future occurrences of damp.

  • Facilitating Real Estate Transactions: In the context of buying or selling a property, a damp survey report offers crucial information that can impact negotiations, pricing, and buyer confidence by disclosing the condition of the property.

  • Preventing Health Issues: Damp environments can lead to the growth of mold and mildew, which are associated with respiratory problems and other health issues. A damp survey helps address these risks by identifying problem areas and suggesting ways to rectify them.

  • Ensuring Compliance and Safety: For some properties, particularly older or historically significant buildings, ensuring that moisture levels are within safe and legal limits is crucial to comply with building regulations and preservation standards.

  • Protecting Investment: For homeowners and property investors, a damp survey is a proactive step in safeguarding the structural integrity and value of the property, ensuring that any investments made are well-protected against damp-related depreciation

Precision Property Assessments

EBM employs a team of highly skilled professionals who specialize in diagnosing and resolving damp issues. Their expertise ensures that you receive a detailed and accurate assessment of your property’s condition.

Local Knowledge

With a deep understanding of the local climate and building practices in Wales, EBM is well-equipped to address the specific challenges related to damp in the region.

Latest Technology

Our team utilizes the latest diagnostic technologies, such as thermal imaging cameras and moisture meters, to detect damp problems accurately. This state-of-the-art equipment helps in identifying not just the symptoms but also the underlying causes of damp.

Book Your Survey Damp Survey Report With EBM

EBM prioritises customer satisfaction, offering clear communication, transparency, and thorough documentation throughout the survey process. This customer-centric approach builds trust and ensures that clients are fully informed about the condition of their property.

Wall Tie Inspection Before & After Treatment

Wall tie inspection before and after treatment is a critical process in ensuring the structural stability and safety of a building. Conducted by professionals such as those at EBM, this inspection begins with a thorough examination to assess the condition of existing wall ties. Using advanced techniques and equipment, potential issues such as corrosion, deterioration, or inadequate installation are identified. Based on the findings, appropriate treatment measures are recommended to address any deficiencies.

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When A Wall Tie Survey Is Required

Knoing when to have a cavity wall tie survey is crucial for maintaining the structural integrity of your property. Typically, it’s advisable to conduct such a survey if your property was built before the late 1980s, as this is when cavity wall construction became more common. Signs such as bulging brickwork, cracking, or mortar erosion may indicate potential issues with wall ties. Additionally, if you’re planning any significant renovations or extensions, it’s wise to have a survey conducted beforehand to ensure that the existing wall ties can support the changes.

Regular Cavity Wall Tie Inspections

Regular inspections every 10 to 15 years can also help catch any deterioration early on, preventing more significant structural problems down the line. Ultimately, proactive monitoring and scheduling a cavity wall tie survey when needed can safeguard your property against costly repairs and ensure its long-term stability. Moreover, environmental factors such as exposure to coastal areas or high levels of pollution can accelerate the corrosion of wall ties, making regular surveys even more essential in such locations.

Book Your Survey Today

Don’t wait until structural issues arise – book your wall tie survey today with EBM and safeguard your property’s stability for the long term. Our expert team is dedicated to providing thorough inspections and clear, transparent communication throughout the process. Whether you’re concerned about existing issues or simply want peace of mind, our proactive approach ensures that any deterioration is caught early, preventing costly repairs down the line. With environmental factors like coastal exposure or pollution in mind, our surveys are tailored to address specific concerns, ensuring comprehensive protection for your property. Contact EBM now to schedule your wall tie survey and invest in the future of your property.

Proud members of the Wall Tie Installers Federation

The Federation is nationally recognised as the accepted reference point for professional bodies along with private individuals seeking information or guidance on these subjects. The Wall Tie Installers Federation was formed in 1989 to ensure members work to a strict code of practice and the BRE standards.

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The Wall Tie Installers Federation can help

If you need an inspection, we can help you select one of our Registered Installers to inspect your property and, if required, carry out the necessary wall tie remedial work. Our Installers are experienced in both the diagnosis and remedial treatment of wall ties along with any ancillary work that is required. Once the wall-tie work has been completed, an insured 25 year Warranty can be applied for from the Federation. Ask our Registered Installer about the warranty when the property is being inspected.

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    I had EBM carry out a lintel replacement and damp proofing. They were brilliant from start to finish. They were clear in their quotation, kept me informed on a start date, turned up on time and got the job done on schedule and took every care in keeping my house clean. I'd highly recommend EBM

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    I had EBM carry out a lintel replacement and damp proofing. They were brilliant from start to finish. They were clear in their quotation, kept me informed on a start date, turned up on time and got the job done on schedule and took every care in keeping my house clean. I'd highly recommend EBM

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    Couldn't be happier with the work the team have done. So professional, friendly and have been amazingly flexible throughout the whole process despite a pandemic. Open, honest and always cleaned up. Would recommend anytime and will certainly be calling Chris again for future work

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