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Damp Proofing Newhaven

Don’t let damp issues ruin your Newhaven 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 waterproofing and condensation control of basements, woodworm infestation prevention and treatment, dry rot solutions and other prevention and maintenance for moisture in order to ensure that your property is a clean and healthy environment. If there are any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home then it is vital you get in touch with Sussex Damp Experts as quickly as possible. Thanks to our years of industry experience, which speaks for itself, we are highly respected and well known in Newhaven 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 is a method used in buildings to avert moisture from finding its way into the interior of properties 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. There are two common damp problems – rising damp and penetrating damp. Irrespective of the type of damp problem your property is facing, our damp proofing specialists in Newhaven can identify 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. It occurs when warm, moist air interacts with cold surfaces that causes water to settle on any surface.

  2. Faulty Plumbing

    Any relatively small plumbing leaks can cause a large, damp patch — water leakage can be mild but, in most cases, it is always concentrated at the same spot. 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 deficiencies in buildings can contribute to internal dampness, including weak or faulty mortar pathways in exterior walls, damaged stone windowsills, deficient sealant around the doors and windows, and wooden doors and windows lacking in maintenance.

  4. Leaky Gutters

    If you have just found a moist spot in your home or backyard, bad guttering may be the culprit. Humidity 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 have an impact on the structural integrity of the building. Mortar could break outside, and salt stains could appear on the walls. The structure will weaken when steel and iron fasteners rust. Mortar or plaster can fall off an infected wall in severe cases. Additionally, the dampness has a habit of causing secondary damage to a building. The excess moisture causes different wood fungi to flourish, causing health problems that can eventually contribute 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. At Sussex Damp Experts, we will provide you with various damp proofing solutions, each with its own benefits. 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) 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 method of coating protects buildings from water and moisture, including 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 in Newhaven, 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 is also called rain penetration, and it refers to the water coming from outside to 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 harmful and destructive problems you may experience in your house.

That’s why thousands of Newhaven homeowners have been contacting Newhaven damp-proofing specialists at 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 is the technique that helps prevent water from entering a building’s basement or areas below ground. Sussex Damp Experts are leading waterproofing and building preservation experts in Newhaven, 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 occurs on residential, commercial, and industrial property. Timber damage can result, as wood-beetle may use wood as a food source. Our Newhaven-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. Dry rot and woodworm treatments can be carried out only by a professional company like us. Please book a survey online to schedule an appointment or contact our team leader to discuss your needs.

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 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 Newhaven.

Condensation Control

Is condensation causing your home to suffer from different problems of dampness? Condensation develops as warm moist air comes into contact with a colder surface. In Newhaven, we are a well-known and competent specialist in condensation control. We keep your musty and dusty house tidy, dry and safe at Sussex Damp Experts. Our competent condensation management systems can block the development of damp and moulds and remove harmful allergies. If you are in Newhaven 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 rigorous and detailed surveys, carried out by qualified experts, are extensive inspections that offer our customers a clear rundown of any problems at their properties and also allow us to quote reliably for any required works. As one of the most innovative and trustworthy companies in Newhaven, we are proud of our first-rate craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and excellent 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. 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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