Cavity Wall Insulation Problems

Cavity Wall Insulation

Public Loss Assessors are in partnership with My Cavity Claim to support clients and assist them in resolving damage caused by poorly installed cavity wall insulation. My Cavity Claim is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as part of the PLA group and does not charge any extra fees - they work on a no win no fee basis.

My Cavity Claim offers services throughout the UK and we will help all of our clients right from the start, throughout the restoration process to the settlement and payment. We can offer more advice to you by recommending highly rated companies to resolve damage caused by your cavity wall insulation. Having carried out a significant amount of research followed by a 12-month trial period of each eligible contractors, this has resulted in many claim pay-outs to homeowners in excess of £50,000 per claim.

Problems can happen if your property has not been professionally dealt with by a cavity wall insulation installation company. We can help and guide you on how to overcome these problems. With over 60 years of experience in dealing with cavity wall insulation, you can be assured that your cavity wall insulation claims will be dealt with professionally and reasonably. Every one of our representatives are fully trained and experienced to get the job completed.

Are You Having Cavity Wall Insulation Problems?

Product Degradation: If you had cavity wall insulation installed a long time ago, it is possible that urea formaldehyde may have been installed into your cavity wall. This is a type of foam that, over a number of years, degrades and can become harmful to your health through a combination of gas released from the foam and damp.

Inappropriate Installation: There have been a number of instances where the cavity wall insulation has been installed into houses that are physically unsuitable. Most commonly, they are wooden or steel framed properties. For brick built properties that are in a bad condition or are in areas that are very windy and rain very often,(e.g. near the coast), problems caused by cavity wall insulation can also occur.

Flood or Fire Damage: When a property has been flooded, the cavity wall insulation can become wet and is unlikely to dry out as the water has nowhere to evaporate to. This often leads to problems of damp inside the property. In the event of a fire the high volume of water used to extinguish the flames may also water-log the cavity wall insulation.

Other Cavity Wall Problems May Include:

  • Cold spots on external walls, possibly caused by areas of the cavity wall that haven’t been correctly filled
  • Internal damp problems, possibly caused by warm air condensing onto cold spots, which haven’t been insulated properly
  • Growth of mould which occurs as a result of the damp
  • Dry rot caused by untreated damp affecting timbers
  • Corrosion of cavity wall ties when insulation has become wet

If you have any of these problems or you’re not sure whether it has been installed correctly, it is worth calling Public Loss Assessors or My Cavity Claims to discuss the best solution for you.

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