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Damp Proofing Heathfield

Don’t let your Heathfield property be damaged by a damp problem. 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 are also specialists in condensation control, waterproofing of basements, treatment of woodworm infestations, dry rot situations, as well as other moisture treatment and prevention to ensure that your property is always healthy and protected. If you come across any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home, contact us at Sussex Damp Experts as fast as you can. We are highly regarded and popular in Heathfield 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
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  • public liability insurance
  • CHAS accreditation

What Is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing is a method used in buildings to avert moisture from finding its way into the interior of properties through floors and walls. Any property can suffer from damp-related issues, particularly older properties that were constructed without any damp control system. There are two damp types – rising damp and penetrating damp. Irrespective of the type of damp problem your property is facing, our damp proofing specialists in Heathfield 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 occurs when warm, moist air mixes with cold surfaces which causes water to be deposited on the 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 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 wet spot in your home or backyard, the culprit could be bad guttering. Dampness can be caused by gutters. 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?

Damp can affect a building’s structural integrity. Mortar can crack outside, and salt stains may show up on the walls. The structure will weaken when steel and iron fasteners rust. In severe cases, the mortal and plaster can break off the affected wall. In addition, damp tends to cause secondary damage to the 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. Furthermore, damp causes plaster and paint to deteriorate and make wallpaper peel.

Why is Damp Proofing Important?

Damp proofing helps to prevent moisture from entering into the building. We can give you various solutions of damp proofing at Sussex Damp Experts, each with its own upside. A damp proof course (DPC) aids to control rising damp through a special construction that controls the moisture that their capillary action creates.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) controls the dampness by means of a special membrane attached to the building. Using polyethene material put under a concrete slab, a DPM helps to regulate moisture. The form of coating protects the buildings from water and dampness such as rainfall. It also consists of cement, such as shotcrete, which can protect against moisture and water and pressure. The cavity wall construction creates a space between the walls inside and outside to keep away water, while the pressure groove is used for the masonry walls to close all the gaps.

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Rising Damp Treatment

As damp experts in Heathfield, Sussex Damp Experts provides rising damp treatments for homeowners in the region. Sussex Damp Experts surveyors must conduct a detailed, through rising damp examination before proposing 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 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 which is also called rain penetration and refers to the water coming from outside into the house. Water ingress causes can be quickly identified and often treated with cost-effective treatments. Our professional damp-proofing crew will examine the penetrating damp problems and address them. Penetrating humidity is one of the most dangerous and damaging problems you may face at home.

Which is why thousands of Heathfield homeowners have been calling on Heathfield damp-proofing specialists by Sussex Damp Experts. If you need experience and capable experts in damp proofing, schedule your free survey today, call us straight 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 is a leading expert in waterproofing and building preservation for both residential and commercial properties in the Heathfield area. A professionally designed waterproofing device can only work if properly fitted. We take pride in our equipment’s efficiency and keep our technicians up to date about the new techniques. Woodworm infestation occurs on residential, commercial, and industrial property. Timber destruction can result, as wood-beetle may use wood as a food source. Our Heathfield-based surveyors and professionally trained experts are here to assist you to fix any issues with your properties by supplying consumers in the area with our expert damp care, dry rot repair, and woodworm solutions. Only a specialist service such as ours should engage in 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 appears as a black fungus on timbers in contact with wet or damp masonry, causing the timber to become soft and spongy to touch and discoloured in appearance. The purpose of the treatment process is the removal of the source of dampness, the treating or replacing of decayed timber and the adding of a physical barrier to prevent further damage by damp masonry. To conduct a survey, please contact us today at Heathfield.

Condensation Control

Is condensation causing your home to suffer from different problems of dampness? Condensation forms when warm humid air comes into contact with a colder surface. In Heathfield, we are a reputable and competent expert in condensation control. We keep your musty, dusty house at Sussex Damp Experts clean, dry, and hygienic. Our effective condensation control systems can deal with the formation of damp and mould and remove harmful allergies. If you are in Heathfield 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 full and detailed surveys, carried out by qualified experts, are comprehensive inspections that give our customers a clear detail of any issues with their properties and also allow us to quote accurately for any required work. As one of the most developed and reputable businesses in Heathfield, we take pride in our high-quality craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and outstanding 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 accommodating staff will be ready to take your call to set up a damp and timber survey at your property. 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 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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