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Damp Proofing Lewes

Do not let damp problems destroy your Lewes property. When water enters a home, it slowly damages the foundation and grows destructive, unpleasant mould until it is repaired. 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 then it is important that you contact Sussex Damp Experts as quickly as possible. Thanks to our decades of field experience which speaks for itself, we are highly respected and well-known in Lewes and surrounding suburbs. 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 technique used in construction to prevent moisture from entering the interior of a building through floors and walls. Dampness can be a problem in any property, especially the older properties that were built without any system of controlling damp. Damp comes in two forms – rising damp and penetrating damp. Regardless of the type of damp problem your property is facing, our damp proofing specialists in Lewes 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 happens when warm moist air interacts with cold surfaces which allow the depositing of water on the surface.

  2. Faulty Plumbing

    Some insignificant plumbing leaks may be the source of a large and extreme damp patch — water leakage may be small but is usually frequent and concentrated in the same position. 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 dampness. Quite likely, this is when most of the network is covered by garbage, or grime and dirt accumulation.

Can Damp Cause Structural Damage?

Damp can have an impact on the structural integrity of the building. Mortar could break outside, and salt stains could appear on the walls. Steel and iron fasteners will rust out further to weaken the structure. In extreme cases, the mortar or plaster can fall off an infected wall. Furthermore, the dampness tends to cause secondary damage to a house. The excess moisture causes different wood fungi to flourish, causing health problems that can eventually contribute to the so-called sick building syndrome. Additionally, damp causes the deterioration of plaster and paint, and makes 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 a variety of damp proofing solutions, each with its own advantages. A damp proof course (DPC) helps regulate rising damp through a special structure that regulates the moisture that their capillary activity produces.

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 form of coating protects structures from water and moisture, such as rain. It is also made from cement, such as a shotcrete, which can shield against moisture and water and pressure. The construction of the cavity wall creates a cavity between the walls inside and outside 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 damp experts, Sussex Damp Experts in Lewes provides rising damp treatments for homeowners in the area. Sussex Damp Experts assessors will first conduct a detailed survey of rising damp 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 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 skilled damp-proofing team can investigate and fix penetrating damp problems. Penetrating damp is one of the most harmful and destructive problems you may experience in your house.

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

Basements Waterproofing.

Basement waterproofing refers to solutions used to prevent 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 Lewes area. A correctly built waterproofing system can only work if properly fitted. We take pride in the efficiency of our equipment and keep our technicians up to date on the new techniques. The invasion of woodworm is present in all properties, residential, commercial, and industrial. The destruction of wood can result, as wood-boring beetles can use timber as a food source. Our Lewes-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. The dry rot and woodworm treatments should only be carried out by a specialist service like us. To arrange an appointment, please book an online survey, or contact our team leader to discuss your needs.

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 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. Contact us today to conduct a survey at Lewes.

Condensation Control

Does condensation cause your home to suffer from different problems of dampness? Condensation forms when warm humid air comes into contact with a colder surface. We are a valued and professional specialist in condensation control at Lewes. At Sussex Damp Experts, we keep your musty and dusty house tidy, dry and hygienic. Our efficient condensation control systems can hamper the growth of damp and mould and eliminate harmful allergies. If you are in Lewes and you have a condensation issue, please contact us to book a survey on 01273 257 765.

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 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 Lewes, 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 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 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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