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Damp Proofing Uckfield

Don’t let damp issues ruin your Uckfield 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 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 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. We are highly regarded and popular in Uckfield and surrounding areas thanks to our decades of field experience which speaks for itself. 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 in buildings is a system used to prevent moisture from reaching the interior of properties through floors and walls. 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. Regardless of the type of damp problem your property is facing, our damp proofing specialists in Uckfield 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. 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 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 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 found a wet spot in your home or backyard, the culprit could be bad guttering. Dampness can be caused by gutters. Quite likely, this is when most of the network is covered by garbage, or grime and dirt accumulation.

Can Damp Cause Structural Damage?

Damp can have an impact on the structural integrity of the building. Mortar may crack visibly, and salt stains may become visible 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. In addition, damp tends to cause secondary damage to the 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 protect the interior of the property from damp. 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) handles moisture through a distinct membrane applied 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 of cement such as shotcrete that could protect from moisture and water and the pressure. Cavity wall construction creates a cavity between the walls inside and outside to keep water away, while pressure grouting is used for masonry walls closing all the gaps.

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Rising Damp Treatment

As damp specialists, Sussex Damp Experts offers rising damp treatments for homeowners in Uckfield. Sussex Damp Experts surveyors must conduct a detailed, through rising damp examination 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 register for a free home damp survey with Sussex Damp Experts today, just contact us by sending a message to our team of damp proofing experts 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. The causes of water ingress can be quickly spotted and is typically 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.

That’s why thousands of Uckfield homeowners have been contacting Uckfield damp-proofing specialists at Sussex Damp Experts. If you need experience and capable experts in damp proofing, schedule your free survey today, call us straight at 01273 257 765.

Basements Waterproofing.

Basement waterproofing refers to solutions used to prevent 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 Uckfield. A correctly built waterproofing system can only work if properly fitted. We take pride in the efficiency of our equipment and keep our technicians up to date on the new techniques. The infestation of woodworms is present in residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Timber damage can result, as wood-beetle may use wood as a food source. Our Uckfield-based surveyors and professionally trained experts are here to assist you to fix any issues with your properties by supplying consumers in the area with our expert damp care, dry rot repair, and woodworm solutions. Only a specialist service like ours should carry out dry rot and woodworm treatments. To schedule an appointment, please book a survey online, or contact our team leader to address your needs.

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 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. Contact us today to conduct a survey at Uckfield.

Condensation Control

Are you experiencing various dampness problems in your home due to condensation? When warm, moist air comes into contact with a colder surface, condensation forms. We are a valued and professional specialist in condensation control at Uckfield. 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 Uckfield and you have a condensation issue, please contact us to book a survey on 01273 257 765.

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 detailed and thorough surveys, carried out by capable experts, are extensive inspections that provide our customers with a clear summary of any issues with their properties and also allow us to quote for any necessary works reliably. As one of Uckfield’s most established and trustworthy companies, we take pride in our superior craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and excellent customer service. Contact our well-informed and welcoming staff today for professional, unbiased guidance, or to schedule a free, damp survey without obligation.

Get in Touch.

Our helpful workers will be on hand 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 contact with us today to find out 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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