26/04/2023 0 Comments
Find out what your property is made from with a structural survey
Buying a property is a great investment. However, sometimes we don’t actually know what we’re buying which is why a structural survey is pivotal to your investment.
A structural survey examines the roof, walls, floors, doors, windows, windows finishes, fittings, footpaths, drainage, external grounds, and boundaries of the property and will identify if the structural integrity of any of them is compromised in any way, and we will make professional, practical recommendations, based on our findings.
Know what you are buying
We have all heard the horror stories of somebody purchasing a home only to find out it is in disrepair causing distress and massive and massive financial loss. Here at Dennis Creedon consulting engineering, we have years of experience and knowledge so we can help you anticipate any problems you may face after purchasing a new home.
Structural surveyors near me
We are a team of professional surveyors ledge by the CEO Denis Creedon who graduated from the University of Abertay with a bachelor of civil and structural engineering. We are proud of our vast database of past clients who have availed of our professional service and will service all property types throughout the county of Cork.
What we will do during our professional structural survey
Before conducting the survey, we will review any available documents such as planning permissions, building regulations, and previous surveys. This will give us a better understanding of the property and any previous issues that it may have incurred.
We will inspect the exterior of the property, paying close attention to the foundation, walls, roof, and chimney, and checking for any signs of cracks, dampness, or damage. We will also inspect the gutters, downpipes, and drains for any blockages or leaks.
We will then check the interior of the property, including ceilings, walls, floors, doors, and windows, whilst keeping an eye out for signs of dampness, leaks, cracks, or settlement. Inspect the electrical and plumbing systems. We will ensure they are up to a high standard and are functioning correctly.
We will also examine any structural elements such as beams, columns, and supports, looking for signs of damage or decay, such as cracks or warping.
We will then conduct a thorough examination of any extensions or alterations made to the property, ensuring that they are structurally sound, and up to code.
If necessary, we will conduct additional tests such as a drainage survey, a damp test, or a radon test. These tests can help identify any underlying issues that may not be visible during the initial survey.
Once the survey is complete, we will provide a detailed report outlining any issues found, along with recommendations for remedial action. This report can be used to negotiate a lower purchase price or to plan for necessary repairs.
Remember, a structural survey is an important investment in your property. By identifying any potential issues early on, you can avoid costly repairs down the line and ensure that your property is safe and structurally sound.