WHAT IS THE COST OF FIXING SALT DAMP?
We understand that there is a lot of confusion and misinformation regarding the cost of fixing salt damp. And whilst a free inspection and quote is helpful we get that you are researching firstly to determine if it’s within your budget. Or maybe a building inspector has just alerted you to an issue in a house you are considering buying and you need to know what it will cost to fix.
Our aim with this article is to provide you with up-to-date honest and reliable information to help you budget for your project and understand the hidden costs involved.
Please remember that this is a guide only. It is not a quote and prices will vary at your property.
Firstly there a few things to consider:
- Is your problem definitely Salt Damp?
Often the issue relates to another form of damp, condensation, mould or musty smells and so therefore these costs won’t apply.
- Will maintenance fix the Salt Damp? Are there other tasks around the home that will fix the issue? For e.g. Could you lower the pavers and expose the existing damp proof course? Or could you improve the issue with increased drainage?
- Will you be removing these walls in the next 1 -3 years
- And lastly how badly affected are the walls? In some rare occasions it may be impossible to inject a wall for structural reasons and it will therefore need to be rebuilt first.
COST OF FIXING SALT DAMP?
Now let’s get down to the reason you are still reading… what is the cost of fixing Salt Damp? Our advice relates to the injection of a waterproof cream barrier to the base of your walls to prevent the rise of moisture and salts.
The cost of injection does vary significantly from property to property and is dependent on things such as:
As with any building project there are additional costs which may be relevant in your situation and these should therefore by factored in. These can include (but are not limited to). It is important to ask about these at the time of your onsite inspection.
There is a lot to consider yes. But by using a fully licenced and trusted professional the fear and uncertainty regarding the treatment and repairs should be less. An onsite inspection, fixed price quotation and discussion with professionals should give you all the information you need for your project.