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Damp Proofing Polegate

Don’t let damp issues ruin your Polegate 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 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 respected and well-known in Polegate 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
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  • 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 system used in buildings to protect against moisture entering the inside of properties via floors and walls. Any property can be affected by damp, especially older properties that were constructed without any damp control system. Damp comes in two forms – rising damp and penetrating damp. Irrespective of the type of damp problem your property is facing, our damp proofing specialists in Polegate can identify and treat it.

What are the Common Causes of Damp?

  1. Condensation

    Condensation is one of the most common causes of dampness in many homes, particularly in bedrooms, kitchens, toilets, and bathrooms. This happens when warm damp air interacts with cold surfaces, causing water to be accumulated 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. 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 flaws can contribute to internal damp, including weak or defective mortar pathways in outside walls, bad stone windows, poor sealing of doors and windows, and wooden doors and windows not having been properly maintained.

  4. Leaky Gutters

    If you have just discovered a moist spot in your home or yard, you may be suffering from bad guttering. Gutters can cause moisture. Quite likely, this is 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 may crack externally, and salt stains can surface on the walls. Steel and iron fasteners will rust out further to weaken the structure. In severe cases, the mortal and plaster can break off the affected wall. Additionally, damp tends to cause a building to experience secondary damage. Excessive moisture contributes to the growth of specific wood fungi, causing health complications that can ultimately lead to the so-named sick building syndrome. In addition, dampness induces the decay of plaster and paint, and makes the wallpaper peel.

Why is Damp Proofing Important?

Damp proofing helps prevent the intrusion of moisture into the house. We can give you various solutions of damp proofing at Sussex Damp Experts, each with its own upside. A damp proof course (DPC) assists in controlling rising humidity through a special structure that controls the moisture produced by its capillary action.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) handles moisture through a distinct membrane applied to the building. A DPM helps to handle moisture by using a polyethene material positioned under a sheet of concrete. The coating method protects buildings from water and moisture, such as rainfall 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 damp specialists, Sussex Damp Experts offers rising damp treatments for homeowners in Polegate. Sussex Damp Experts surveyors must perform a detailed survey of rising damp before suggesting 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 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 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.

Which is why thousands of Polegate homeowners have been calling on Polegate damp-proofing specialists by 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 a means of preventing water from reaching the basement or below the floor of a building. Sussex Damp Experts are leading specialists in basement waterproofing and building preservation for both residential and commercial properties in Polegate. 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. The destruction of wood can result, as wood-boring beetles can use timber as a food source. Our Polegate-based surveyors and professionally qualified experts are here to provide solutions to any problems in your properties by delivering our expert damp care, dry rot repair and woodworm solutions to consumers in the region. The dry rot and woodworm treatments should only be carried out by a specialist service like us. To schedule an appointment, please book a survey online, or contact our team leader to address 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 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. Get in touch with us today in Polegate to conduct a survey.

Condensation Control

Is condensation causing your home to suffer from different problems of dampness? Condensation forms when warm, moist air reaches a colder surface. In Polegate, we are a reputable and competent expert in condensation control. We keep your musty, dusty house clean, safe, and hygienic 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 Polegate and are suffering from condensation problems then contact us on 01273 257 765 to arrange a survey.

Damp Proofing Survey

When you are worried about a damp issue in your house, a damp survey could determine the severity of the problem 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 innovative and trustworthy companies in Polegate, we are proud of our first-rate craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and excellent customer service. Contact our professional and responsive staff today for competent, objective advice or to schedule a free, non-binding, 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 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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