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Damp Proofing Peacehaven

Don’t let your Peacehaven property get ruined by damp problems. 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 come across any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home, contact us at Sussex Damp Experts as fast as you can. Thanks to our years of industry experience, which speaks for itself, we are highly respected and well known in Peacehaven and surrounding suburbs. Book our team for a free damp survey today!

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  • 20 years combined experience
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What Is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing is a system used in buildings to prevent moisture from making its way through floors and walls into the interior of properties. Any property can suffer from damp-related issues, particularly older properties that were constructed without any damp control system. Rising damp and penetrating damp are the two types of damp problems. No matter what type of damp problem you are facing in your property, our Peacehaven damp proofing experts can identify and treat it.

What are the Common Causes of Damp?

  1. Condensation

    Condensation in many home locations, especially in bedrooms, the kitchen, the toilet, and bathroom, is one of the most common causes of humidity. This happens when warm damp air interacts with cold surfaces, causing water to be accumulated 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 concentrated, repetitive wetting rapidly absorbs more moisture than can escape, and then the excess spreads into neighbouring areas.

  3. Building Defects

    Many common defects in structures can result in internal dampness, including weak or defective mortar pathways in outside walls, damaged stone windowsills, deficient sealing around doors and windows, and lack of maintenance on wooden doors and windows.

  4. Leaky Gutters

    If your home or backyard has a damp spot, poor guttering could be the problem. Gutters can cause dampness. 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 the structural integrity of a building. Mortar can crack outside, and salt stains may show up on the walls. Fasteners made of steel and iron will rust, further weakening the structure. In severe cases, mortar or plaster can fall off an infected wall. Furthermore, the dampness tends to cause secondary damage to a house. 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 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) fights off moisture through a special membrane that is applied to the building. The DPM helps control moisture by using polyethene material placed under a concrete slab. The form of coating protects structures from water and moisture, such as rain. It is also made of cement such as shotcrete that can guard against moisture and water and 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 damp experts, Sussex Damp Experts in Peacehaven 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 schedule your free home damp survey today with Sussex Damp Experts, just get in touch with us by sending a message to our team of damp-proofing experts or call us directly at 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. The causes of water ingress can be easily detected and mostly addressed with cost-effective treatments. Our qualified damp-proofing team will investigate and fix the penetrating damp problems. Penetrating humidity is one of the most dangerous and damaging problems you may face at home.

That’s why thousands of homeowners in Peacehaven have called on Sussex Damp Experts damp-proofing specialists from Peacehaven. If you need experienced and qualified experts in damp proofing, book your free survey today and 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 Peacehaven 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. Wood worm infestation exists in residential, commercial, and industrial property. The loss of wood may result, as wood-boring beetles can use timber as a food source. Our Peacehaven-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 like ours should carry out 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 occurs on timbers in contact with wet or damp masonry and appear as a black fungus, causing the timber to feel soft and spongy and to discolour in appearance. 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. Contact us today to conduct a survey at Peacehaven.

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. In Peacehaven, we are a well-known and competent specialist 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 Peacehaven and have condensation issues then get in touch on 01273 257 765 to arrange a survey.

Damp Proofing Survey

If you are worried about damp issues in your property, a damp survey will determine the extent of the problem and proffer 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 recognised and reputable companies in Peacehaven, we are proud of our high-quality craftsmanship, competitive pricing, and unbeatable customer service. Call our knowledgeable and friendly staff for professional, impartial advice or to plan a free, no-obligation, damp survey today.

Get in Touch.

Our helpful staff are on hand to receive a call from you to set up a damp and wood survey in your house. Sussex Damp Experts has long-standing experience with all kinds of damp issues, supplying you with skills for coping with damp and dry rot conditions. 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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