Failures within buildings can be brought about by a wide range of factors such as design defects, poor workmanship, deterioration of components and materials, adverse weather conditions, external sources, and many more factors.
Common problems in properties include cracking to structures, subsidence, damp and condensation issues, wood rot/worm, component failure, faulty installations of windows, etc.
As chartered building surveyors, MSA specialise in identifying the causes of defects and recommending economical and practical long-term remedial solutions. We use specialist tools such as damp meters, internal environment data logging, borescopes, thermal imaging, crack monitoring and other investigative techniques to establish causes of defects. We can also arrange for contractors to undertake further invasive investigations where necessary.
In other cases the defect may simply require a visual inspection by a trained eye to list the most likely cause of a defect without disrupting the structure and surfaces.
We can provide flexible reports depending on the level of service you require including detailing the cause of the defect, liability for damage and recommended remedial works.
Where remedial works are required we can prepare specifications, tender the works, appoint contractors and manage the works.
Where a defect has occurred intentionally or neglectfully by a contractor or from an adjoining property owner we can assist in apportioning lability and recovering costs.
Please feel free to contact us to discuss the specific nature of your query.