SUBSIDENCE / INSURANCE CLAIMS
De Silva Structures offer a full range of services to building owners, insurance companies and loss adjusters. The services offered range from preliminary inspections, further investigations, crack monitoring to the design of remedial work schemes and contract administration. We aim to provide a quality service whilst remaining client and policyholder focused.
We have experience in dealing with subsidence, fire, flood, storm damage and vehicle impact claims. We recognise the importance of prompt action and close liaison with the client in dealing with the claim. Where necessary, we will visit the site, provide a report and arrange for temporary works to be undertaken speedily to minimise the possibility of further damage. We will progress the claim at maximum reasonable speed whilst ensuring an economical solution is achieved. Where feasible, we will give a guide timescale for the claim together with approximate costing for the building works.
For the homeowner who notes new cracks or distortion to their building and suspects subsidence, we will visit the property and produce a structural report. We will advise you if it is possible to make an insurance claim. We are also able to act on your behalf in the preparation of remedial schemes and oversee the works to ensure your interests are looked after. If subsidence is present then our fees, in many cases, can be reclaimed from the insurance company.