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Damp Proofing Crowborough

Don’t let damp issues ruin your Crowborough building. When water makes its way to the home, it can eat away at the foundation and grow destructive, 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 also specialise in waterproofing of basements for condensation prevention, treatment of woodworm infestation, dry rot solutions, as well as other moisture management and maintenance to ensure that your property is still safe and protected all the time. If you notice any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home then it is important that you contact Sussex Damp Experts as quickly as possible. We are highly respected and well-known in Crowborough and surrounding suburbs thanks to our decades of field experience which speaks for itself. Book our team for a free damp survey today!

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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 common damp problems – rising damp and penetrating damp. No matter what kind of damp problem your property faces, our Crowborough 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. This happens when warm damp air interacts with cold surfaces, causing water to be accumulated on the surface.

  2. Faulty Plumbing

    Some relatively small plumbing leaks may be the source of a large and extreme damp patches — water escape can be slight but is usually frequent and focused at the same location. This strong, repeated wetting means the area quickly consumes more moisture than it can release, and then the excess spreads to surrounding areas.

  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 just found a moist spot in your home or backyard, bad guttering may be the culprit. Dampness can be caused by gutters. 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?

The structural integrity of a building can be affected by damp. Mortar can crack outside, and salt stains may show up on the walls. Steel and iron fasteners will further rust and weaken the structure. In extreme cases, the mortar or plaster can fall off an infected wall. In addition, damp tends to cause secondary damage to the building. The excessive moisture allows specific wood fungi to grow, causing complications in health, 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 entering the building. We can give you various solutions of damp proofing at Sussex Damp Experts, each with its own upside. 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) fights off moisture through a special membrane that is 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 construction creates a cavity between the walls inside and outside to keep water away, while pressure grouting is used for masonry walls closing all the gaps.

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Rising Damp Treatment

As damp specialists, Sussex Damp Experts provides rising damp solutions to homeowners in Crowborough. Sussex Damp Experts surveyors must perform a detailed survey of rising damp before suggesting any solution. Our surveyors are some of the best in the industry with many years of experience and full qualifications when it comes to diagnosing damp-related problems and creating a tailor-made course of treatment for your property. 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 which is also called rain penetration and refers to the water coming from outside into the house. The causes of water ingress can be easily detected and mostly addressed with cost-effective treatments. Our professional damp-proofing crew will examine the penetrating damp problems and address them. Penetrating damp is one of the most risky and destructive problems you can face in your home.

That’s why thousands of Crowborough homeowners have been contacting Crowborough damp-proofing specialists at Sussex Damp Experts. If you need experienced and qualified experts in damp proofing, book your free survey today and call us directly at 01273 257 765.

Basements Waterproofing.

Basement waterproofing refers to techniques used to help prevent water from penetrating the cellar or below ground areas of a building. Sussex Damp Experts are leading specialists in basement waterproofing and building preservation for both residential and commercial properties in Crowborough. 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. Woodworm infestation can be found in all property types – residential, commercial, and industrial. Timber destruction can result, as wood-boring beetles may use timber as a source of food. Our Crowborough-based surveyors and professionally qualified experts are here to help you solve any problems in your properties by providing our expert damp care, dry rot repair, and woodworm solutions for consumers in the area. Only a professional company such as us can conduct dry rot and woodworm treatments. Please book an online survey to arrange an appointment or contact our team leader to discuss your requirements.

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 eliminate the cause of dampness, treat or replace the decayed wood and add a physical barrier to prevent more damage caused by moist masonry. Get in touch with us today in Crowborough to conduct a survey.

Condensation Control

Are you experiencing various dampness problems in your home due to condensation? Condensation occurs when warm, moist air comes into contact with a cooler surface. In Crowborough, we are a well-known and competent specialist in condensation control. We keep your musty, dusty house clean, safe, and hygienic at Sussex Damp Experts. Our efficient condensation management systems can address damp and mould formation and eliminate harmful allergies. If you have a condensation issue in Crowborough, please contact us to schedule a survey on 01273 257 765.

Damp Proofing Survey

Are you worried about a damp issue in your home? A damp survey could determine the extent of the damage and provide solutions.

Our detailed and thorough surveys, carried out by capable experts, are extensive inspections that provide our customers with a clear summary of any issues with their properties and also allow us to quote for any necessary works reliably. As one of Crowborough’s most developed and reputable companies, we pride ourselves on our high-quality craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and outstanding customer service. Contact our knowledgeable and friendly staff today for competent, objective advice, or to schedule a free, no-obligation damp survey.

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 wide experience with every type of damp problem, giving you professional expertise for coping with the damp and dry rot situation. Get in touch with us today to learn more about 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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