Property Care Association
The Property Care Association (PCA) is the trade association representing specialists who can be trusted to resolve problems affecting buildings. PCA members can investigate and resolve defects involving: damp, condensation, timber decay, insect attack, structural and basement waterproofing, structural defects and invasive weed control. Members of the PCA Flood Protection Group are specialists in flood restoration, resilience and protection.
The PCA works to promote high standards of professionalism and technical expertise across all the industry sectors it represents, to give consumers peace of mind that when they use a PCA member they are using a provider who has passed rigorous technical, operational and procedural checks, and maintains those high standards.
The PCA provides quality training leading to industry recognised qualifications, and all members have to complete the relevant qualifications. The PCA also works with government departments and specifiers, responding to consultation documents and developing new guidelines and standards to promote best practice.
More information is available at www.property-care.org.
PCA Flood Protection Group
The Flood Protection Group (FPG) has been established by the PCA to provide consumers who are looking to protect themselves from the worst effects of flooding with a source they can use and trust to find contractors, assessors and products that they can trust to advise and carry out the most suitable solution for their property.
When it comes to flood protection it is not just a case of buying products off the shelf – there is no one size fits all solution. Introducing effective flood protection and resilience for homes and business premises that are under risk of flooding involves looking at a property as a whole, understanding its needs, and bringing together all the appropriate parts of a solution that together will help protect that building against flood.
Experienced professionals, such as those in the PCA Flood Protection Group, will be able to undertake a property-level survey, which will involve a physical survey to assess areas such as the level of thresholds and floors, likely points of water entry and the most appropriate methods for managing the level of flood risk in the building.
Flood restoration – http://www.property-care.org/homeowners/flood-restoration/
Flood protection & resilience – http://www.property-care.org/homeowners/flood-protection/