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Damp Proofing Wadhurst

Don’t let your Wadhurst property get ruined by damp problems. When water enters a home, it slowly damages the foundation and grows destructive, unpleasant mould until it is repaired. 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 and condensation control of basements, woodworm infestation prevention and treatment, dry rot solutions and other prevention and maintenance for moisture in order to ensure that your property is a clean and healthy environment. If you notice any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home then it is important that you contact Sussex Damp Experts as quickly as possible. We are highly regarded and popular in Wadhurst and surrounding areas thanks to our decades of field experience which speaks for itself. Get in touch today for a free damp survey!

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  • 20 years combined experience
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What Is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing is a technique used in construction to prevent moisture from entering the interior of a building through floors and walls. Any property can be affected by damp, especially 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 Wadhurst damp proofing experts can identify and treat it.

What are the Common Causes of Damp?

  1. Condensation

    Condensation is one of the most common reasons for dampness in most homes, especially in bedrooms, kitchens, toilets, and bathrooms. It occurs when warm, moist air mixes with cold surfaces which causes water to be deposited 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 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 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 on the outside and salt stains can appear on the walls. The structure will weaken when steel and iron fasteners rust. In severe cases, mortar or plaster can fall off an infected wall. Furthermore, the dampness tends to cause secondary damage to a house. The excess moisture causes different wood fungi to flourish, causing health problems that can eventually contribute to the so-called sick building syndrome. Also, damp causes plaster and paint to deteriorate and wallpaper to peel.

Why is Damp Proofing Important?

Damp proofing helps prevent moisture from entering the building. At Sussex Damp Experts, we can provide you with different solutions of damp proofing, each with its own advantages. 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) fights off moisture through a special membrane that is applied to the building. Using polyethene material put under a concrete slab, a DPM helps to regulate moisture. The coating method protects buildings from water and moisture, such as rainfall It is also made of cement such as shotcrete that can guard 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 damp experts in Wadhurst, Sussex Damp Experts provides rising damp treatments for homeowners in the region. 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 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 is also called rain penetration, involving water coming into the house from outside. Water ingress causes can be easily detected and mostly handled by cost-effective treatments. Our professional damp-proofing crew will examine the penetrating damp problems and address them. Penetrating humidity is one of the most dangerous and damaging problems you may face at home.

That’s why thousands of Wadhurst homeowners have been contacting Wadhurst damp-proofing specialists at Sussex Damp Experts. 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 techniques used to help prevent water from penetrating the cellar or below ground areas of a building. Sussex Damp Experts are leading specialists in basement waterproofing and building preservation for both residential and commercial properties in Wadhurst. 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. The invasion of woodworm is present in all properties, residential, commercial, and industrial. Timber damage can result, as wood-beetle may use wood as a food source. Our Wadhurst-based surveyors and professionally qualified experts are here to help you fix any problems in your properties by providing our expert damp care, dry rot repair, and woodworm solutions to consumers in the area. Only a specialist service like ours should carry out dry rot and woodworm treatments. To arrange an appointment, please book an online survey, or contact our team leader to discuss your needs.

Wet Rot Treatment.

Wet rot appears as a black fungus on timbers in contact with wet or damp masonry, causing the timber to become soft and spongy to touch and discoloured 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. Get in touch with us today in Wadhurst 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. We are a valued and professional specialist in condensation control at Wadhurst. We keep your musty, dusty house at Sussex Damp Experts clean, dry, and hygienic. Our competent condensation management systems can block the development of damp and moulds and remove harmful allergies. If you are in Wadhurst 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 issue in your house, a damp survey could identify the problem’s seriousness and provide 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 Wadhurst’s most established and trustworthy companies, we take pride in our superior craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and excellent 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 team will be available to receive a call from you to set up a damp and wood survey in 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. 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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