Dolton Property Consultancy
Tel: Torpoint (01752) 424878
Mob: 07977 214776
We are able to provide you with a comprehensive range of surveys and EPC assessments for most types of residential property. As members of the RICS we can offer you the security of a vast depth of property knowledge and in particular historical data built up over almost 40 years of inspecting property in Torpoint, South-East Cornwall and Plymouth areas.
You may choose a property out of many for your own reasons but will you
Following consultation with you we can advise you on the type of survey report that would be best for you and then make sure it is carried out efficiently.
“Mundic” / Concrete Screening Tests
Between 1900 and 1965 many properties in Cornwall were built with concrete or blocks made with poor quality aggregate from mining waste. The aggregate was readily available at very low cost from the waste tips of old mines but sometimes the minerals contained in the material would cause a chemical reaction and deterioration in the strength and composition of the concrete. These materials would not be acceptable today in the manufacture of blocks and concrete but little was known then of the presence of soft decomposed slate, sulphide, minerals and other impurities and their long term chemical effect. This known locally as “Mundic Decay”.
Buildings of that era are not all suspect; many of the concrete blocks were made from good quality materials such as the course waste product from china clay workings; but now Mortgage Lenders insist that pre 1965 properties of mass concrete or block construction are tested. Inspections are carried out in accordance with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Guidelines to ascertain that the property is not structurally affected by concrete degradation.In the event that you need.