Trace and Access Survey London
What is a Trace and Access Survey?
As referred to in British homeowner’s insurance policies, trace and access is the coverage of costs for investigative surveys and repairs works for water leaks. It is important to be aware that in some policies, trace and access can be specifically excluded, resulting with you leaving left with the burden of footing the bill. Without this insurance, damages caused to a property in the process of water ingress investigation works will not be covered. You will also be potentially left struggling to attain the appropriate level of professional support required in the event of water ingress, and such investigation works can be lengthy and costly.
Why do I need Trace and Access?
Service providers such as Building Survey London, favoured and vetted by insurance companies, are able to minimise and even negate damage to a property by using advanced techniques to ascertain sources of water ingress. The large majority of household pipe systems are concealed, usually under floorboards or in the cavities of walls.
Due to this, leak detection can be very troublesome without professional investigation. Using specialist equipment such as thermal imagery, ultrasound and gas detection, our technicians are able to quickly diagnose a location and remediation for the problem.
What do I get with a Trace and Access?
Trace and access investigation is highly efficient and is extremely cost effective when compared to its destructive measures counterparts, often locating a point of water ingress within centimetres. At this point we can immediately concentrate on drying and repairing the affected areas back to its original form.
Once our technicians have investigated, you will be provided with a full report, often backed by thermal imagery and ultrasonic readings, giving a full and clear breakdown of your next steps for property restoration, taking pressure off you.
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I contacted James de Miguel after a recommendation from a friend. My brand new house developed a series of cracks on the exterior walls and after numerous failed attempts by local builders, surveyors and even the original architect, to try and identify the cause of these cracks I had no clue what to do next. Thankfully, James was able to identify the exact cause of the issues and handed me a detailed report on what had caused the cracking and the next steps to take in order to remedy them. I couldn’t be happier with the result.
I have been working with James de Miguel for a few years now and can honestly say that I have not come across a more savvy surveyor when it comes to fault finding. James is switched on, his reports are always on time and he has never failed to deliver. I would wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone seeking a definitive answer as to what exactly is going wrong with their building. I now consult with James on all projects I undertake as his input is vital to the success of my projects. A big thank you to James and his team.
I have been building houses for over 10 years and from time to time, new builds develop faults that can be tricky to trace. We brought in James de Miguel to provide us with a report on where we were going wrong with a rather complicated new build that involved a basement that was allowing water ingress. Within half an hour of being on site James and his colleagues identified the issues and provided the exact steps to fix them. Without his survey, I feel we would of been chasing our own tails for days if not weeks, trying to find out why we had so much water ingress. James has saved us time and money and we are very grateful that we found him.