There are many factors which can affect how much damp-proofing is needed on your home, and it may not always be easy to assess the extent of damage caused by damp. So this guide will tell you everything you need to know about damp survey costs, what can raise the price further and what extra costs may be involved. Here are some things you need to know about damp proofing costs:
This will be the most expensive part of your home’s damp proofing, and it is only possible to make an accurate assessment from a surveyor who will be able to see where any damage has occurred, along with. The survey costs around £75, and the total cost of your damp survey will be up to £400. This can vary in price depending on the size of your home, the area in which it’s located and if more than one part of your property requires attention.
The surveyor will assess the extent of damp damage in your home along with its cause, and these reports are often used by mortgage lenders as proof of damp damage. They should also mention if any further work is required to prevent future problems. If you have been made aware that work was previously done on your property, or repairs were undertaken within the last five years, this information will be on the report as well. The report costs around £125, and is vital if you want to claim back through your insurance company or Mortgage lender.
After the survey has been carried out, recommendations will be made on the level of damp that needs to be dealt with. If you have been told that there is extensive work that needs to be undertaken, or the damp has caused damage to your property, then it will cost around £200 per square metre (10 square feet) or £2,000 for an average home.
There will be different types of damp-proofing materials, such as ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and this will depend if you have stone or brick work. The cost for the work will depend on the situation and possibly need for further action that needs to be taken. For example, if there is extra metalwork to be done in order to stop water seeping through brickwork then the surveyor will recommend it. If this is not possible then an additional cost can be around £350