How to Check If Cellar Void or Full of Debris and Walled Up

I’ve bought a 1920s house with living room and kitchen on ground floor, cellar underneath kitchen only. I suspect there is a void underneath the living room, and would like to check if there is a void, or if it is solid ground/foundations under living room. What kind of tradesman can do a check for me?

Asked by Hayl on 3rd Jan 2024
Expert Trade Answers
"A surveyor could find the answer using a scopic camera to look under the living room floor boards."
Answered on 5th Feb 2024 - Member since Jan 2024 - report
"If it’s a 1920s house, you probably have a wooden floor just take a couple of floorboards up in the living room and you will have your answer"
Answered on 3rd Jan 2024 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
"Any tradesman should be able to check this out in particular a general builder. You may even be able to do so yourself if you access to the flooring you could lift a floor board and have a look or buy an inspection camera these are around fifty pounds for a reasonable Stanley have a look at there internet site. Then all you have to do is find a small hole to insert the probe.
Here in Devon as this is a filler job and depending on the lead fee I would charge about thirty to forty pounds with a receipt at the end."
Answered on 3rd Jan 2024 - Member since Jul 2014 - report
"You could look at having your cellar boroscope to see if there is a void beneath, this is the less intrusive method to check."
Answered on 22nd Jan 2024 - Member since Nov 2023 - report
"a joiner be your best bet make a trap door on floor"
Answered on 8th Apr 2024 - Member since Apr 2024 - report
"Hi , you can easily check this by core drilling a small hole in the floor , check for any cables or pipe work beforehand"
Answered on 3rd Jan 2024 - Member since Nov 2023 - report
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