The beautiful market town of Epsom in Surrey is located between Ewell and Ashtead approximately 13.6 miles south, south west of London. It is in the Borough of Epson & Ewell. The town straddles chalk downland (Epsom Downs) and the upper Thanet Formation. As we all know Epson Downs is famous for one of the most prestigious horse racing events in the World, The Epsom Derby. The town also gives it’s name to Epsom salts, extracted from mineral waters there. It is also the source of the Hogsmill River and includes the semi-rural Horton and Langley Vale.
Tapco HomeDry is based in Thames Ditton and Esher, Surrey and are very close neighbours of Epsom, Ashtead and Ewell. Over the 45 years we have been continuous, trading since we were established, we have carried many pre-purchase timber and damp surveys for clients buying their new home or business in or around these lovely areas. We have the enviable reputation as being one of the longest established and most reputable timber preservation and damp proofing companies in Surrey, London and the surrounding Counties. You may be lucky enough to already live in Epsom and have noticed signs of a problem, such as a springy floor, peeling wall paper or a damp musty smell. This shouldn’t be ignored because the longer your property has a problem, the worse it gets and the worse it gets the more the cost goes up.
If your Home Buyers, or surveyors report has highlighted a problem with possible timber or damp problems, it is likely they have advised a more in-depth inspection by a Property Care Association (PCA) surveyor such as Tapco HomeDry’s. We are thorough and where practical will pull back floor coverings and raise short ends of floorboards to inspect the sub-floor timbers, especially where the problems have been highlighted. We will also take random, surface, moisture readings, using a calibrated moisture meter to record the levels and patterns of damp and assess what is causing it. Finally we will carry out an external inspection to determine if there are any building defects that are causing or contributing to the damp and decay. Unfortunately damp, decaying timber are ideal conditions for wood boring insects (Woodworm) which of course will also be included in our survey.
Don’t compromise, call Tapco HomeDry first. We are long term members of The Property Care Association and Trust Mark (Government Endorsed Standards). Our 20 year guarantee can be protected by Guarantee Protection Insurance (GPI) and we are an appointed Which? Trusted Trader. Do it Once, Do it Right.