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Do you need a Home Buyers Survey? Which survey is the right choice?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Barking And Dagenham

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice if planning to purchase a home made of conventional materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable order and built in the last 100 years. Find out more

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Barking And Dagenham

    The RICS Building Survey (often referred to as a Full Structural Survey in Barking And Dagenham) will also be carried out by a MRICS or FRICS accredited surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard property such as thatched or older homes. Find out more

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    Property Valuation Report in Barking And Dagenham

    This is an independent chartered surveyor valuation of the property. This is typically chosen by mortgage free buyers or someone requiring a formal valuation e.g. matrimonial dispute. Find out more

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Wall cracks caused by subsidence

A Barking And Dagenham builder said subsidence may be an issue. What can be done to resolve subsidence if it is identified?

Movement of a home on a structural level is called subsidence. Buyers in Barking And Dagenham should be aware, however, that there is a difference between subsidence and benign settlement. In addition, some homes in Barking And Dagenham are built with a variety of materials, and these will have varying rates of shrinkage.

Subsidence can result from several issues, some common throughout Barking And Dagenham. The roots of [trees and bushes], for example, undermine foundations to cause subsidence, particularly in clay-rich soil, as water is removed from the soil by bushes and trees. In some cases, the presence of organic material, which then decomposes, can also destabilise the structure. This causes the volume of soil to reduce so that foundations can crush the subsoil.

Learning the cause of any subsidence should be the first priority.Though tree roots are often the cause, removal of this plant life may make the problem worse, so professional advice should be sought. Existing trees must be well managed, and new trees should be planted at a safe distance from the exterior walls of the property. Beech and sycamore trees, for example, should be planted at least 15m from a property. In some more serious situations, underpinning may be necessary. If the surveyor cannot give you a conclusive diagnosis, they will recommend that you engage the services of a structural engineer.