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Damp Proofing Hove

Don’t let damp issues ruin your Hove building. 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 also specialise in condensation control, waterproofing of basements, woodworm infestation treatment, dry rot solutions, as well as other moisture treatment and maintenance to ensure that your property is healthy and protected at all times. 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 respected and well-known in Hove and surrounding suburbs thanks to our decades of field experience which speaks for itself. Register 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 is a system used in buildings to protect against moisture entering the inside of properties via floors and walls. Dampness can affect any property, especially older properties that were built without any damp control system. Rising damp and penetrating damp are the two types of damp problems. Regardless of the type of damp problem your property is facing, our damp proofing specialists in Hove can identify and treat it.

What are the Common Causes of Damp?

  1. Condensation

    Condensation is one of the most common reasons for dampness in most homes, especially in 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

    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 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. 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?

The structural integrity of a building can be affected by damp. Mortar could break outside, and salt stains could appear on the walls. Fasteners made of steel and iron will rust, further weakening the structure. In severe cases, the mortal and plaster can break 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 protect the interior of the property from damp. At Sussex Damp Experts, we can provide a wide range damp proofing method, each with its own advantages. 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. By using polyethene material placed under a concrete slab, a DPM helps to control moisture. The coating method protects buildings from water and moisture such as rain. It is also made of cement such as shotcrete that could protect from moisture and water and the 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 a damp specialist, Sussex Damp Experts provides rising damp treatments for homeowners in Hove. Sussex Damp Experts evaluators must conduct a detailed, rising damp survey before recommending 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 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 form of damp is also called rain penetration, which involves water coming from outside into the house. The causes of water ingress can be quickly spotted and is typically treated 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.

No wonder thousands of Hove homeowners have called on Hove damp proofing specialists from 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 techniques used to help prevent water from penetrating the cellar or below ground areas of a building. Sussex Damp Experts are leading waterproofing and building preservation experts in Hove, both for residential and commercial property. 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 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 Hove-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 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 treatment method aims at eliminating the source of dampness, repairing, or replacing the decayed timbers and constructing a physical barrier to prevent further damage from damp masonry. Get in touch with us today in Hove to conduct a survey.

Condensation Control

Does condensation cause your home to suffer from different problems of dampness? When warm, moist air comes into contact with a colder surface, condensation forms. We are a reputable and capable specialist in condensation management at Hove. At Sussex Damp Experts, we keep your musty and dusty house tidy, dry and hygienic. Our efficient condensation management systems can address damp and mould formation and eliminate harmful allergies. If you have a condensation issue in Hove, please contact us to schedule a survey on 01273 257 765.

Damp Proofing Survey

If you are worried about a damp problem in your home, a damp survey can discover the extent of the problem 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 developed and reputable businesses in Hove, we take pride in 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 staff will be ready 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. To find out more 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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