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Damp Proofing Hailsham

Do not let damp problems damage your Hailsham home. When water makes its way into a home, it can eat away at the foundation and become destructive, unpleasant mould until it is eliminated. 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. Thanks to our years of industry experience, which speaks for itself, we are highly respected and well known in Hailsham and surrounding suburbs. Book our team for a free damp survey today!

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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 in buildings is a system used to prevent moisture from reaching the interior of properties through floors and walls. Dampness can affect any property, especially older properties that were built without any damp control system. Damp comes in two forms – rising damp and penetrating damp. Irrespective of the type of damp problem your property is facing, our damp proofing specialists in Hailsham can identify and treat it.

What are the Common Causes of Damp?

  1. Condensation

    Condensation is one of the most common causes of dampness in many homes, particularly in bedrooms, kitchens, toilets, and bathrooms. It occurs when warm, moist air interacts with cold surfaces that causes water to settle on any surface.

  2. Faulty Plumbing

    Some comparatively small plumbing leaks may be the source of a large and threatening damp patch — water escape can be little but is usually recurrent and concentrated at the same place. The intense, continuous wetting in an area means it absorbs greater moisture than is possible to escape and then the excess spreads in the nearby areas.

  3. Building Defects

    Many common building defects can lead to internal dampness, including poor or faulty mortar pathways in exterior walls, damaged stone windowsills, inadequate sealant around doors and windows, and unmaintained wooden doors and windows.

  4. Leaky Gutters

    If you have just discovered a moist spot in your home or yard, you may be suffering from bad guttering. Gutters can cause moisture. Very possibly, this is when much of the network is filled by trash, or grime and debris accumulations.

Can Damp Cause Structural Damage?

Damp can affect a building’s structural integrity. Mortar can crack on the outside and salt stains can appear on the walls. The structure will weaken when steel and iron fasteners rust. In extreme cases, the mortar or plaster can fall off an infected wall. Additionally, damp tends to cause a building to experience secondary damage. Excessive moisture contributes to the growth of specific wood fungi, causing health complications that can ultimately lead to the so-named sick building syndrome. In addition, dampness induces the decay of plaster and paint, and makes the 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 you with different solutions of damp proofing, 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) handles moisture through a distinct membrane applied to the building. Using polyethene material put under a concrete slab, a DPM helps to regulate moisture. The coating method protects buildings from water and moisture, such as rainfall It is also made of cement such as shotcrete that can guard 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 offers rising damp treatments for homeowners in Hailsham. Sussex Damp Experts surveyors must conduct a detailed, through rising damp examination before proposing 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 plan 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 with 01273 257 765.

Penetrating Damp Treatment

This type of damp is also called rain penetration, and it refers to the water coming from outside to the house. The causes of water ingress can be easily detected and mostly addressed with cost-effective treatments. Our skilled damp-proofing team can investigate and fix penetrating damp problems. Penetrating damp is one of the most unsafe and damaging problems you may have in your home.

Which is why thousands of Hailsham homeowners have been calling on Hailsham 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 a means of preventing water from reaching the basement or below the floor of a building. Sussex Damp Experts is a leading expert in waterproofing and building preservation for both residential and commercial properties in the Hailsham area. A well-built waterproofing system can only work if it is properly installed. We are proud of the quality of our equipment and keep our technicians up to date with new techniques. Woodworm infestation occurs on residential, commercial, and industrial property. Timber damage can result, as wood-beetle may use wood as a food source. Our Hailsham-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 specialist service such as ours should engage in dry rot and woodworm treatments. Please book an online survey to arrange a meeting or contact our team leader to talk about your requirements.

Wet Rot Treatment.

Wet rot happens to timbers in contact with wet or damp masonry in the form of black fungus, causing the timber to become soft and spongy under touch and to change colour. 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 in Hailsham to conduct a survey.

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 Hailsham, we are a reputable and competent expert in condensation control. We keep your musty and dusty house tidy, dry and safe at Sussex Damp Experts. Our efficient condensation management systems can address damp and mould formation and eliminate harmful allergies. If you are in Hailsham and have condensation issues then get in touch 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 Hailsham, we are proud of our high-quality craftsmanship, competitive pricing, and unbeatable 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 workers will be on hand to receive a call from you to set up a damp and timber survey at your home. 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. 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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