Damp is an area with which surveyors should be familiar. You should understand where it comes from, how to diagnose it and what remedies should be applied.

You can use various equipment and tools for measuring and monitoring damp, as demonstrated in numerous case studies.

You should also be familiar with which elements of the law apply when working with damp.

This section is based on material from Diagnosing damp, Burkinshaw, R. & Parrett, M., 1st edition, RICS Books and Mike Parrett’s Guide to building pathology. Reviewed and updated by Mike Parrett.