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Damp Proofing Seaford

Don’t let your Seaford property be damaged by a damp problem. 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 also specialise in waterproofing of basements for condensation prevention, treatment of woodworm infestation, dry rot solutions, as well as other moisture management and maintenance to ensure that your property is still safe and protected all the time. If you notice any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home, you should contact Sussex Damp Experts as soon as possible. With our decades of field experience that speaks for itself, we are highly regarded and renowned, in Seaford and its surrounding areas. 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 in buildings is a system used to prevent moisture from reaching the interior of properties through floors and walls. Dampness can affect any property, especially older properties that were built without any damp control system. Damp comes in two forms – rising damp and penetrating damp. No matter what type of damp problem you are facing in your property, our Seaford damp proofing experts 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

    A fairly minor plumbing leak can be the cause of a large and serious damp patch — water escape may be mild but is typically regular and concentrated at the same spot. This strong, repeated wetting means the area quickly consumes more moisture than it can release, and then the excess spreads to surrounding 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 humidity. Very possibly, this is when much of the network is filled by trash, or grime and debris accumulations.

Can Damp Cause Structural Damage?

Damp can affect a building’s structural integrity. Mortar may crack externally, and salt stains can surface on the walls. Steel and iron fasteners will further rust and weaken the structure. In severe cases, mortar or plaster can fall off an infected wall. In addition, dampness can cause secondary damage to a property. Excessive moisture contributes to the growth of specific wood fungi, causing health complications that can ultimately lead to the so-named 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 can provide a wide range damp proofing method, each with its own advantages. A damp proof course is used to control the moisture rising by means of a special system that regulates the humidity induced by its capillary action.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) controls the dampness by means of a special membrane attached to the building. By using polyethene material placed under a concrete slab, a DPM helps to control moisture. The form of coating protects structures from water and moisture, such as rain. It also consists of cement, such as shotcrete, which can protect against moisture and water and pressure. The building of cavity walls forms a cavity between the inside and outside walls 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 specialists, Sussex Damp Experts provides rising damp solutions to homeowners in Seaford. Sussex Damp Experts assessors will first conduct a detailed survey of rising damp 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 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 which is also called rain penetration and refers to the water coming from outside into the house. Water ingress causes can be easily detected and mostly handled by cost-effective treatments. Our qualified damp-proofing team will investigate and fix the penetrating damp problems. Penetrating damp is one of the most risky and destructive problems you can face in your home.

This is why thousands of Seaford homeowners have called on Sussex Damp Experts damp-proofing specialists in Seaford. Book your free survey today if you need experience and professional damp-proofing experts, 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 waterproofing and building preservation experts in Seaford, 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. Timber destruction can result, as wood-boring beetles may use timber as a source of food. Our Seaford-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 as a black fungus on woods in contact with wet or damp masonry, rendering the wood soft and spongy to touch and stained 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. Get in touch with us today in Seaford to conduct a survey.

Condensation Control

Does condensation cause your home to experience different dampness problems? Condensation develops as warm moist air comes into contact with a colder surface. In Seaford, we are a reputable and competent expert in condensation control. We keep your musty and dusty house tidy, dry and safe at Sussex Damp Experts. Our efficient condensation control systems can hamper the growth of damp and mould and eliminate harmful allergies. If you are in Seaford and suffer from condensation problems then contact us to schedule a survey on 01273 257 765.

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 rigorous and detailed surveys, carried out by qualified professionals, are extensive inspections that give our customers a clear picture of any problems with their properties and also allow us to quote correctly for any required work. As one of Seaford’s most developed and reputable companies, we pride ourselves on our high-quality craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and outstanding 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 accommodating staff will be ready to take your call to set up a damp and timber survey at your property. 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. 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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