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Cavity Wall Insulation can create a serious Damp Problem

Olympic Construction are full members of the PCA (Property Care Association) and our surveyor holds the industry recognised CSRT qualification (Certificated Surveyor In Remedial Treatment). So when undertaking any survey on your property you can be assured we will undertake a professional trustworthy survey and investigation, delivering peace of mind and correct diagnosis of any dampness related problems within the property.



j2Due to funding from the government, there has been a substantial rise in the number of properties which have cavity wall insulation installed. When taking into account the points within the’ CIGA (Cavity Insulation Agency) Property assessor’s guide’ it soon becomes apparent a large number of the properties where cavity wall insulation has been installed, were not correctly inspected or not suitable for cavity wall insulation to have been installed.

Unfortunately, homeowners are unlikely to be unaware the cavity wall insulation has not been installed correctly until a problem has developed, because until then there are no obvious signs of the defects, or incorrect installation. They will not know if it is over-packed, under filled, has slumped, were areas have been missed and sub-floor ventilation having been blocked or obstructed.

As part of our pre-purchase damp and timber survey service, undertaken by Olympic Construction our surveyors are qualified to recognise were cavity wall insulation has been installed, but more importantly where this has been incorrectly installed and were it is causing or likely to result in a potential problem within the property, in relation to dampness, timber decay and structural issues. Cavity wall insulation installed incorrectly can lead to expensive problems, resulting in damp penetration and fungal decay.
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