Are you planning to have building works carried out at your property in Middlesex? If so, have you considered contacting a party wall surveyor?
A party wall is a shared wall – usually between a terraced or semi-detached house – that divides the homes of two separate owners. A party wall agreement is drawn up to prevent and resolve neighbour disputes related to a shared party wall or construction work that affects adjacent properties.
It can apply to shared walls, buildings or excavations on the border between homes or within 6m of a neighbour’s property. However, these agreements should also include a detailed report on the condition of any shared elements, including the drainage system.
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Party Wall Drainage Surveys Middlesex
Importance of party wall drainage surveys
ADS carry out party wall drain surveys across Middlesex but why are they carried out and what do you really need to know ?
Party wall drainage surveys are a critical part of the surveying process when building work is due to commence on nearby properties. Unfortunately, these surveys are frequently overlooked and don’t take place when they should which can lead to problems later down the line.
For example, if house B is planning on having a basement extension or a rear and side return extension, then the drainage systems on the two neighbouring properties (house A and house C) could be affected. This can result in ground movement which, in turn, has a detrimental impact on the underground drainage system which in some cases leads to a failure in structural integrity.
The correct procedure is to have a build-over survey carried out at house B, and a pre- and post-conditional drain survey at houses A and C to ensure that no damage has been caused from the ground movement. The pre-conditional surveys must be carried out prior to excavation works taking place.
Much like build-over CCTV drain surveys, the pre- and post-conditional surveys are vital. Building control will expect to see the final survey report to ensure that Part H has been adhered to on the property where the building work has been done, and the surveyors will want the assurance that the adjacent properties have remained unaffected by the construction works. And that’s where our Middlesex party wall surveyors can help.
Professional party wall drainage surveys in Middlesex
Here at Accelerated Drain Services Ltd, we specialise in CCTV drain surveys and cover all areas in the capital, including Middlesex. We use the latest technology and reporting software to uncover any factors that could potentially affect the construction work and increase the cost. This includes things like cracked, blocked or leaking pipes, as well as tree root intrusion and other defects.
Our party wall surveyors in London and Middlesex have the tools and expertise to conduct a survey both before the work commences and again afterwards to ensure that there has been no disturbance to the drainage systems. Failure to complete the pre- and post-conditional surveys is a huge risk – and not something that we would advise. After all, it could lead to legal claims against professionals working on the project or the property owner.
Contact our team of party wall surveyors in London today
Although the drains are often treated as out of sight out of mind, they demand the greatest attention. And having a party wall drainage survey carried out at your property in Middlesex – by one of our experienced party wall surveyors – will ensure that no unforeseen problems are coming from your drainage system.
So, if you would like to know how much a party wall surveyor costs, or if you have any other questions regarding our CCTV drain surveys, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our experts are always on hand to help and would love to hear from you. Simply fill in the online enquiry form, email email@example.com or call 0800 955 7955.
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