An examination is the first step toward fixing any damp problems in your building. At Sussex Damp Experts, our damp proofing team will not look for issues that do not exist to make money; instead, we will only report on legitimate damp issues and propose valuable and cost-effective solutions.
Our damp proofing specialists can evaluate your property, elaborate a damp and timber survey, and suggest the best course of action for repairs. The PCA (Property Care Association) must authorise a damp surveyor, which is the case with our specialists. Sussex Damp Experts offers a wide range of damp proofing and damp treatments and is confident in our ability to provide cost-effective repairs backed by our 10-year guarantees.
Whether it requires rising damp treatment, basement waterproofing, dry rot control, timber treatments or other damp proofing expertise, you can rely on our damp proofing experts to assess the problems in our detailed surveys and provide you with the most professional services to give you peace of mind for the future.
Our team has over 10 years of expertise offering damp proofing in Brighton. If you are experiencing damp issues in Brighton, please call our damp specialist team on 01273 257 765 to schedule a survey.
Following our instructions, one of our CSRT and CSSW trained surveyors will thoroughly examine and provide a report, price quote and suggestions.
Suppose you decide to go ahead with our damp proofing services. In that case, we have a complete team of damp proofing specialists who have a comprehensive portfolio dealing with damp problems, such as dry rot and woodworm, wet rot, wood rot, basement waterproofing, internal dampness, rain penetration, condensation control both in commercial properties and private homes.
If you discover damp in your property, act soon; otherwise, it might cause significant difficulties for the residents and the building. Beyond the visual discomfort caused by damp problems, dampness can cause severe damage to a property’s structure and compromise structural integrity if not addressed on time. It’s also proof that it can cause respiratory complications, and it mainly concerns people already with some kind of respiratory issue.
Whether you have damp developing due to condensation, leaking guttering, or leaking pipes, call our damp removal and damp proofing experts immediately to get it fixed as soon as possible. Our commitment to offering excellent levels of client service and our depth and breadth of expertise are the pillars of our continuing success.
The movement of water flowing upwards through porous building material in contact with the ground is known as rising damp. This is caused by air drying on the upper surfaces, causing the wall to serve as a wick, pulling water upwards from the ground by capillary action, which subsequently evaporates from the surface into the atmosphere. The moisture will continue to rise until it reaches a point where gravity will draw it back down unless evaporation is feasible.
Various dissolved nitrates, chlorides, and other salts (hygroscopic ground salts) will be transported upwards into the brickwork and plaster by water flowing from the earth. As the water evaporates, more and more of these salts are accumulated in the wall. Because ground salts are quickly dissolved, they readily absorb moisture from the surrounding environment.
Rising moisture in a wall is frequently the cause of wood rot in surrounding timbers. As a result, the plaster will always remain wet or polluted even when the rising damp is healed. As a result, while addressing increasing moisture, the plaster is usually removed.
The most efficient solution for a rising damp problem is to install a damp proof course (DPC) that prevents moisture from rising through floors and walls.
Penetrating moisture into walls above exterior ground level can occur for a variety of causes. One of these might be wind-driven rain, which is mainly out of the property owner’s control depending on the direction of the rain. Unfortunately, this might cause moisture to migrate lower within the structure.
While wind-driven rain cannot be controlled in direction or velocity, it may be prevented from entering the building and inflicting internal damage. Water intrusion can be caused by cracks in external render coatings, loose and missing pointing on walls and around window and door frames, poor flashings around roof structures, and defective rainwater products such as leaking or clogged gutters down-pipes, and hoppers, among other things.
Penetrating damp might cause considerable harm to the property if it is not maintained correctly, including fungal rot outbreaks (Dry Rot and Wet Rot attacks). During periods of high humidity, penetrating wet can promote the migration of hygroscopic salts into the interior plaster finishes, causing random and isolated patches of moisture to emerge.
Even when rising damp is minimised, there will frequently be a tiny amount of moisture trapped in the substrate owing to salt contamination. PTL will install a chemical DPC system to control the problem if necessary. At regular intervals, the chemical DPC is injected into the walls. The salt-contaminated plaster will be replaced, and the decorative surface will be protected from any remaining moisture in the wall.
Water-attractive hygroscopic salts, which are transferred from the earth to the brickwork by increased wetness, will continue to draw moisture, especially during periods of high humidity. The damp-proof course will keep the wetness from rising any further. Re-plastering to the PTL specification is necessary if this occurs to an unsatisfactory degree. PTL has expert plasterers on staff and would be happy to give quotes for this job.
The costs associated with addressing a damp problem depend on many different factors such as dimensions, property’s architecture, type of damp cause, materials involved, among others.
Because there’s a comprehensive range of details to consider, don’t hesitate to contact our fully trained team to book a survey and have one of our friendly team members inspect the property and fully understand the situation, providing you with the most cost-effective quote.
We follow excellent standards in damp proofing treatments, professional re-plastering, wood preservation and are experts in performing damp surveys.
We provide highly customised, competent, and dependable damp proofing treatment and repair services to homes, local authorities, small companies, and commercial property owners and managers, with good communication as standard. So call us today at 01273 257 765 to speak with a member of our helpful team about your needs.
Some advantages of choosing Sussex Damp Experts:
All of our work is backed by our company’s warranties for your safety and security. We are also founding members of the Guarantee Protection Scheme, an independent insurance policy that covers the duration of your guarantee if you want to take it out.
Max and his team have been at our property all week and I really can’t thank them enough for the fantastic job they’ve done on plastering both our walls and ceilings. They have literally transformed the appearance of our house! Not only has Ma…
From start to finish Max has been incredable. His knowledge lin damp proofing is second to none and his team where very clean and polite. The plastered finish was like glass so happy we choose Max Plastering for job.
Lovely bunch of lads left a very neat and clean job. Problem was solved.
Perfect Finnish and all left clean and tidy and no mess. Used Max previously and would not hesitate to ask him carry out more work.
Max, Harvey and Stuart arrived promptly as arranged. Done a great job on our outside rear wall. Work completed to a high standard, removal of all old material and cleaned up after themselves. I am so pleased with the standard of their work they ar…
They turned up on time and carried out the works in a very professional manor leaving the front of the house clean and tidy. Very impressed would definitely recommend.
I have to say that on every level Max (with Stuart and Harvey) did an extremely professional job! They explained what they were going to do, they were polite and courteous and respected that they were coming into our home. The plastering is of the…
I called max and he managed to come around the same day to do a survey. The next day I received an extremely detailed survey compared to any other damp proofer which made me feel very at ease that he was going to do the right job. Max and team tur…
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