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Damp Proofing PortsladebySea

Don’t let damp issues ruin your PortsladebySea building. 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 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 notice any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home, you should contact Sussex Damp Experts as soon as possible. We are highly respected and well-known in PortsladebySea 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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  • 20 years combined experience
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What Is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing in buildings is a system used to prevent moisture from reaching 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 types of damp – rising damp and penetrating damp. Regardless of the type of damp problem your property is facing, our damp proofing specialists in PortsladebySea 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 takes place when warm humid air interacts with cold surfaces allowing water to be left on the 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. 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 defects can lead to internal dampness, including poor or faulty mortar pathways in exterior walls, damaged stone windowsills, inadequate sealant around doors and windows, and unmaintained wooden doors and windows.

  4. Leaky Gutters

    If you have just found a moist spot in your home or backyard, bad guttering may be the culprit. Gutters can cause moisture. Quite likely, this is when most of the network is covered by garbage, or grime and dirt accumulation.

Can Damp Cause Structural Damage?

The structural integrity of the building can be compromised by damp. Mortar can crack outside, and salt stains may show up on the walls. The structure will weaken when steel and iron fasteners rust. In extreme cases, the mortar or plaster can fall off an infected wall. Additionally, the dampness has a habit of causing secondary damage to a building. The excessive moisture allows specific wood fungi to grow, causing complications in health, 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 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. The DPM helps control moisture by using polyethene material placed under a concrete slab. The coating method protects buildings 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 a damp specialist, Sussex Damp Experts provides rising damp treatments for homeowners in PortsladebySea. Sussex Damp Experts surveyors will carry out a thorough rising damp survey before recommending 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 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 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 competent damp-proofing crew can inspect and fix penetrating damp problems. Penetrating humidity is one of the most dangerous and damaging problems you may face at home.

This is why thousands of PortsladebySea homeowners have called on Sussex Damp Experts damp-proofing specialists in PortsladebySea. 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 PortsladebySea, both for residential and commercial property. A properly designed waterproofing system will only operate if it is properly mounted. We are proud of the reliability of our equipment and keep our technicians up to date on new solutions. Woodworm infestation can be found in all property types – residential, commercial, and industrial. The loss of wood may result, as wood-boring beetles can use timber as a food source. Our PortsladebySea-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 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 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 PortsladebySea.

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. We are a reputable and capable specialist in condensation management at PortsladebySea. We keep your musty and dusty house clean, dry, and hygienic at Sussex Damp Experts. Our effective condensation control systems can deal with the formation of damp and mould and remove harmful allergies. If you are in PortsladebySea 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 problem in your home, a damp survey can discover the extent 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 recognised and reputable companies in PortsladebySea, 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 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 get more information 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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