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Damp Proofing East-Sussex

Do not let damp problems destroy your East-Sussex property. When water enters a home, it slowly damages the foundation and grows destructive, unpleasant mould until it is repaired. In all our years in the industry, Sussex Damp Experts has never experienced a damp issue which we were unable to overcome.

We are also experts in waterproofing condensation control of basements, treatment of woodworm infestation, dry rot solutions, as well as other moisture treatment and maintenance to ensure your property is healthy and protected always. If you find any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home then you should contact Sussex Damp Experts as soon as possible. We are highly regarded and popular in East-Sussex and surrounding areas thanks to our decades of field experience which speaks for itself. Get in touch today for a free damp survey!

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  • upto 30 year guarantee
  • customer focused team
  • 20 years combined experience
  • portfolio of satified customers
  • attention to detail
  • Construction line accreditation
  • public liability insurance
  • CHAS accreditation

What Is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing is a system used in buildings to protect against moisture entering the inside of properties via floors and walls. Dampness can affect any building, especially old properties built without any damp control system. There are two types of damp – rising damp and penetrating damp. No matter what kind of damp problem your property faces, our East-Sussex damp proofing specialists will locate and treat it.

What are the Common Causes of Damp?

  1. Condensation

    In many homes, condensation is one of the most common causes of dampness, especially in bedrooms, kitchens, toilets, and bathrooms. It happens when warm moist air interacts with cold surfaces which allow the depositing of water on the surface.

  2. Faulty Plumbing

    Some insignificant plumbing leaks may be the source of a large and extreme damp patch — water leakage may be small but is usually frequent and concentrated in the same position. This intense, repeated wetting rapidly means the area consumes more moisture than it can expel, and then the excess spreads to neighbouring areas.

  3. Building Defects

    Many common building deficiencies can contribute to internal dampness, including weak or defective mortar pathways in external walls, damaged stone windowsills, insufficient sealant around doors and windows, and unmaintained wooden doors and windows.

  4. Leaky Gutters

    If you have found a damp spot in your home or backyard, bad gutters may be the culprit. Gutters can cause dampness. This is likely to happen when most of the network is covered by garbage or the accumulation of grime and dirt.

Can Damp Cause Structural Damage?

The structural integrity of the building can be compromised by damp. Mortar may crack externally, and salt stains can surface on the walls. The structure will weaken when steel and iron fasteners rust. In the worst cases, mortar or plaster can fall off the affected wall. Additionally, the dampness has a habit of causing secondary damage to a building. The excessive moisture allows for the growth of specific wood fungi, causing health complications, which can ultimately lead to the so-called sick building syndrome. Damp, furthermore, makes the plaster and paint to peel and wallpaper to deteriorate.

Why is Damp Proofing Important?

Damp proofing helps prevent moisture from reaching the inside of the house. At Sussex Damp Experts, we can provide you with different solutions of damp proofing, each with its own advantages. A damp proof course (DPC) assists in controlling rising humidity through a special structure that controls the moisture produced by its capillary action.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) deals with moisture through a special membrane applied to the building. A DPM helps to control moisture by utilising polyethene material placed under a concrete slab. The coating method protects buildings from water and moisture, such as rainfall It is also made from cement, such as a shotcrete, which can shield against moisture and water and pressure. Cavity wall creates a cavity between the inner and outer walls to keep the water away and pressure grouting for masonry walls close all gaps.

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Rising Damp Treatment

As damp experts in East-Sussex, Sussex Damp Experts provides rising damp treatments for homeowners in the region. Sussex Damp Experts surveyors must perform a detailed survey of rising damp before suggesting any solution. We boast some of the best surveyors in the industry with many years of experience and complete qualifications when it comes to detecting damp-related problems and coming up with a tailor-made treatment course for your house. To arrange your free home damp survey with Sussex Damp Experts today, just contact us by sending a message to our damp-proofing expert team, or by calling us directly at 01273 257 765.

Penetrating Damp Treatment

This type of damp also known as rain penetration, is when water comes into the house from the outside. Water ingress causes can be quickly identified and often treated with cost-effective treatments. Our qualified damp-proofing team will investigate and fix the penetrating damp problems. Penetrating humidity is one of the most dangerous and destructive issues that you may face in your home.

Which is why thousands of East-Sussex homeowners have been calling on East-Sussex damp-proofing specialists by Sussex Damp Experts. Book your free survey today if you need expertise and qualified damp-proofing experts, please call us directly at 01273 257 765.

Basements Waterproofing.

Basement waterproofing refers to solutions used to prevent water from reaching the basement or below the floor of a building. Sussex Damp Experts are leading specialists in basement waterproofing and building preservation for both residential and commercial properties in East-Sussex. A correctly built waterproofing system can only work if properly fitted. We take pride in the efficiency of our equipment and keep our technicians up to date on the new techniques. The infestation of woodworms is present in residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Timber destruction can result, as wood-beetle may use wood as a food source. Our East-Sussex-based surveyors and professionally qualified experts are here to provide solutions to any problems in your properties by delivering our expert damp care, dry rot repair and woodworm solutions to consumers in the region. Only a professional company such as us can conduct dry rot and woodworm treatments. Please book a survey online to schedule an appointment or contact our team leader to discuss your needs.

Wet Rot Treatment.

Wet rot shows up as a black fungus on wood in contact with wet or damp masonry, making the wood soft and spongy to touch and show colour stains. The aim of the treatment process is to eliminate the cause of dampness, treat or replace the decayed wood and add a physical barrier to prevent more damage caused by moist masonry. To conduct a survey, please contact us today at East-Sussex.

Condensation Control

Does condensation cause your home to experience different dampness problems? When warm, moist air comes into contact with a colder surface, condensation forms. In East-Sussex, we are a well-known and competent specialist in condensation control. We keep your musty and dusty house clean, dry, and hygienic at Sussex Damp Experts. Our competent condensation management systems can block the development of damp and moulds and remove harmful allergies. If you are in East-Sussex and are suffering from condensation problems then contact us on 01273 257 765 to arrange a survey.

Damp Proofing Survey

If you are worried about a damp issue in your house, a damp survey could identify the problem’s seriousness and provide solutions.

Our rigorous and detailed surveys, carried out by qualified professionals, are extensive inspections that give our customers a clear picture of any problems with their properties and also allow us to quote correctly for any required work. As one of the most recognised and reputable companies in East-Sussex, we are proud of our high-quality craftsmanship, competitive pricing, and unbeatable customer service. Call our knowledgeable and friendly staff for professional, impartial advice or to plan a free, no-obligation, damp survey today.

Get in Touch.

Our helpful staff are on hand to receive a call from you to set up a damp and wood survey in your house. Sussex Damp Experts has established experience with all kinds of damp problems, supplying you with professional expertise for handling the damp and dry rot situation. To get more information about our services, please contact us today.


FAQ’s

How many days will I wait to get my survey results?

We’ll do our best to ensure that within 4-6 business days the survey and our study will be completed.

What will cost me to conduct a survey?

The cost of the survey will depend on the building, and the inspection type. Other costs would also include our labour cost. We can complete a free inspection in most situations.

How do you conduct a damp survey?

A walk around the outside of the building is the first step in the damp survey. The damp surveyor has to understand the building’s details. External findings such as the chimney stack, the wall, lighting, and rainwater products should be considered in the damp survey. Our Surveyor will monitor areas visually and with the help of a damp metre during internal inspection – usually in one or two conductivity modes and check the radio frequency. The test will be carried out with the assistance of a special damp meter on a non-invasive basis.

How do I identify damp?

Some of the common signs of damp inside a house include:

  • A damp and musty smell
  • Mould or mildew appearance on walls, floors, or ceilings.
  • Walls, floors, or ceilings that feel cold or damp.
  • Patches on walls or mortar that are black or discoloured.
  • Lifting or peeling wallpaper.
  • Excessive window condensation.

How can I prevent damp in my property?

It is better to prevent than to treat dampness. There are several ways to prevent damp in your properties including checking your roof frequently for damage, especially after stormy weather conditions, cleaning your gutters regularly and patching or repairing them as soon as any harm occurs.

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