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Don’t let your Battle property be damaged by a damp problem. Once the water reaches a house, it can eat away the foundation, and produce toxic, unpleasant mould until it is removed. 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 notice any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home, you should contact Sussex Damp Experts as soon as possible. We are highly regarded and popular in Battle and surrounding areas thanks to our decades of field experience which speaks for itself. Call 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 prevent moisture from making its way through floors and walls into the interior of properties. Dampness can affect any building, especially old properties built without any damp control system. Rising damp and penetrating damp are the two types of damp problems. Irrespective of the type of damp problem your property is facing, our damp proofing specialists in Battle can identify and treat it.

What are the Common Causes of Damp?

  1. Condensation

    For many homes, condensation is one of the most common causes of dampness, particularly in the bedrooms, kitchens, toilets, and bathrooms. It takes place when warm humid air interacts with cold surfaces allowing water to be left on the surface.

  2. Faulty Plumbing

    A fairly minor plumbing leak can be the cause of a large and serious damp patch — water escape may be mild but is typically regular and concentrated at the same spot. This penetrating, continuous wetting means the area quickly absorbs more moisture than can escape, and then the excess spreads into neighbouring spaces.

  3. Building Defects

    Many common building flaws can contribute to internal damp, including weak or defective mortar pathways in outside walls, bad stone windows, poor sealing of doors and windows, and wooden doors and windows not having been properly maintained.

  4. Leaky Gutters

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

Can Damp Cause Structural Damage?

Damp can affect a building’s structural integrity. Mortar may crack externally, and salt stains can surface on the walls. Steel and iron fasteners will further rust and weaken the structure. Mortar or plaster can fall off an infected wall in severe cases. In addition, dampness can cause secondary damage to a property. 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. Furthermore, damp causes plaster and paint to deteriorate and make wallpaper peel.

Why is Damp Proofing Important?

Damp proofing helps prevent moisture from reaching the inside of the house. At Sussex Damp Experts, we can provide a wide range damp proofing method, each with its own advantages. A damp proof course is used to control the moisture rising by means of a special system that regulates the humidity induced 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 form of coating protects structures from water and moisture, such as rain. It also consists of cement, such as shotcrete, which can protect against moisture and water and pressure. The building of cavity walls forms a cavity between the inside and outside walls to keep water away, while the pressure grouting is used for masonry walls to close all the gaps.

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Rising Damp Treatment

As a damp specialist, Sussex Damp Experts provides rising damp treatments for homeowners in Battle. Sussex Damp Experts assessors will first conduct a detailed survey of rising damp before proposing any solution. Our surveyors are among the best in the industry having several years of experience and complete qualifications when it comes to diagnosing damp-related issues and designing a personalised treatment course for your house. To book your free home damp survey today with Sussex Damp Experts, just get in touch with us by sending a mail to our team of damp-proofing experts or by calling us directly on 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 capable damp-proofing team can examine and fix the penetrating damp issues. Penetrating humidity is one of the most dangerous and damaging problems you may face at home.

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

Basements Waterproofing.

Basement waterproofing is the technique that helps prevent water from entering a building’s basement or areas below ground. Sussex Damp Experts are leading waterproofing and building protection specialists in Battle for residential as well as commercial properties. A properly designed waterproofing system will only operate if it is properly mounted. We are proud of the reliability of our equipment and keep our technicians up to date on new solutions. The invasion of woodworm is present in all properties, residential, commercial, and industrial. Timber destruction can result, as wood-beetle may use wood as a food source. Our Battle-based surveyors and qualified experts are here to help you solve any difficulties in your properties by supplying consumers in the area with our expert damp care, dry rot repair, and woodworm services. Only a specialist service like ours should carry out 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 occurs on timbers in contact with wet or damp masonry and appear as a black fungus, causing the timber to feel soft and spongy and to discolour in appearance. The aim of the treatment process is to remove the source of dampness, treat or replace the decayed timbers and install a physical barrier to prevent further damage from damp masonry. Get in touch with us today at Battle for a survey.

Condensation Control

Does condensation cause your home to suffer from different problems of dampness? Condensation forms when warm, moist air reaches a colder surface. We are renowned and knowledgeable experts in condensation management at Battle. We keep your musty and dusty house clean, dry, and hygienic at Sussex Damp Experts. Our efficient condensation control systems can hamper the growth of damp and mould and eliminate harmful allergies. If you are in Battle 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 damp issues in your property, a damp survey will determine the extent of the problem and proffer solutions.

Our comprehensive and thorough surveys, performed by professional experts, are extensive inspections that give our customers a clear overview of any issues with their properties and also allow us to quote for any needed work reliably. As one of the most recognised and reputable companies in Battle, we are proud of our high-quality craftsmanship, competitive pricing, and unbeatable customer service. Get in touch with our knowledgeable and approachable staff today to get professional, unbiased advice or to book a free, damp survey with no obligation.

Get in Touch.

Our helpful team will be available to receive a call from you to set up a damp and wood survey in your home. Sussex Damp Experts has a long-term experience in any kind of damp issues providing you expert knowledge in dealing with damp and dry rot situations. Get in touch with us today to get more information on our services.


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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