Building defect analysis or building pathology as it has come to be known, is essentially about dealing with the cause of a problem rather than the symptoms.
It therefore requires an analytical mind to gather all the necessary information before beginning a diagnosis. ‘Looking outside the box’ and drawing quick conclusions is seldom likely to produce effective long-term solutions.
Analytical equipment can be always be hired, but there is no substitute for knowledge and experience. It is equally important to be able to communicate the results of an investigation in a manner that can be understood by those it is intended for.
Many of our reports relate to the investigation of dampness issues or to comment on cracks.