Just venting really, but has anyone ever had a good experience with this lot?
I have some very minor damp below the bay window. I'm pretty certain I know what the problem is but wanted a second opinion from a firm that could identify, report and organise all of the repairs for me.
The Surveyor is from what is supposed to be a big and reputable firm. They don't advertise themselves as anything other than specialising surveyors. He spends 10mins inside the room and prods around with his damp meter before proclaiming they need to strip all the plaster, insert a chemical injected DPC and re-plaster with a cement render.
He hasn't even been outside at this point, so now I'm thinking he's a salesman and nothing like a proper Surveyor.
I ask if he needs to see outside. He doesn't. I take him out anyway and ask him about the rotten window cill, the raised external ground level and the cracked cement render plinth in bad condition. He reckons I need a builder to fix all of this before his firm can do their chemical injection stuff...Silly me. There I was hoping he might be able to spot all of this and organise fixing it for me...