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Damp is usually a sign of a more serious underlying problem. As a result, determining the cause of damp in a property is the first step in resolving the issue. If you see wet spots on the interior or exterior of your home, it might be the result of one of the following issues:
Once the source of the issue has been discovered, it should be addressed alongside the fabric repair work, making the damp proofing treatment more reliable and durable.
Most homes in the UK already have a damp proofing system in place, but when it is damaged, rising damp occurs. Existing damp proofing fails for a variety of reasons, the most important of which are:
Rising damp may wreak havoc on your home’s plaster, woodwork, and decorations. We treat rising damp by injecting a silicone damp proofing course into the damaged walls, stopping dampness from creeping up the wall due to capillary action. Furthermore, the walls might be equipped with a barrier that prevents existing moisture from entering the new internal plaster.
Penetrating damp is defined as water and moisture penetrate your property’s the outside shell. It can cause interior fabric damage and even rot if left untreated, which can be quite dangerous.
The following issues in your house are frequently the cause:
Our trained surveyors will examine the damage, determine the cause of the water intrusion, and suggest the best course of action.
Thanks to contemporary Insulation and double glazing, most homes nowadays have excellent draught-proofing properties. While these enhancements help properties retain heat, they can also lead to unintended consequences such as moisture-laden air and, as a result, condensation. Condensation can lead to the formation of mould and damage to decorations and furniture if left unattended.
Our professional surveyor will come to your home to figure out what’s causing the condensation. We will be able to advise on the most appropriate corrective action necessary following their survey, which may involve one or more of the following:
The term ‘damp proofing’ refers to a broader process of maintaining a property by utilising damp avoidance services. Damp and excessive moisture problems may harm any property, whether it’s old or new. Building materials degrade over time, making older homes more vulnerable. Over time, masonry can become porous, roofs can leak, and damp proof courses can become ineffective.
Taking on and treating damp to guarantee long-term protection necessitates a high degree of technical skill and experience, which is where Sussex Damp Experts can assist. Sussex Damp Experts provide you with a team of expert damp proofing surveyors to our commercial and household clients who will identify the core cause of the problem. Where damp proofing is required, our team of in-house damp proofing professionals will complete the job to satisfy all standards.
Flooding may occur in cellars and basements, causing damage to the structure and stored items therein. That’s why damp proofing basements are so important. As part of our damp treatment, our below-ground level waterproofing systems are industry-approved solutions for resolving underground flooding issues while also adding value to your house.
Our modern basement waterproofing system employs hollow walls and floor membranes to handle water leaking through walls and floors. Any excess water is sent to natural drainage or a sump and pump, which removes the water to an appropriate drainage point.
This system will let you use your basement area to its full potential without fear of future water damage, and it comes with a 10-year transferrable guarantee for your peace of mind.
Two main factors are required for a successful damp proofing course. To avoid exacerbating the condition and incurring more costs and reinstallation at a later date, it’s critical to get the damp proof course right the first time. The following are the general procedures to perform an effective damp proof course, but you can always contact our damp proofing professional team to clarify your doubts about our installation.
To begin, drill the masonry at the base of the damp walls and inject a specially formulated solution of silicone fluid until the entire depth is entirely saturated. When damp proofing walls, we use a low-odour injection method that cures within the masonry wall to establish an impenetrable barrier to rising dampness, preventing moisture from rising from the ground into the treated walls. A vertical damp proof course is used to isolate adjacent abutting walls as part of the damp proofing process. This is a dependable and cost-effective form of treatment when used with our professional waterproof rendering technique to guarantee that damp walls are no longer an issue in your house.
The new damp proof course will keep moisture from rising into the damp walls, allowing the brickwork to dry out. The moist walls will not entirely dry out due to ground salts’ impact until the old plaster is removed and replaced with a salt-resistant render.
The advantages of our waterproof rendering method include precisely batched renders in which the proportions of sand, cement, lime, and waterproofers are computer-controlled at the factory rather than determined by site operatives’ mixing the goods together from various bags of material. When damp proofing walls, we apply a top layer of skim plaster to smooth the surface after using the waterproof rendering technique.
When there are high ground levels, our tanking system may be needed in addition to the damp chemical proofing.
If you find moisture in your home, respond quickly; otherwise, it might cause severe problems for the occupants and the structure.
Dampness may cause serious structural damage to a property’s structure and jeopardise structural integrity if not treated on time, in addition to the aesthetic discomfort it causes. It’s also proof that it can cause respiratory problems, mainly affecting those who already have respiratory issues.
Whether you have dampness due to condensation, leaking guttering, or leaking pipes, call our damp removal and damp proofing professionals as soon as possible to get it addressed.
Damp can create a variety of problems in the building if left untreated, including:
Sussex Damp Experts can identify and fix your problems, giving a cost-effective solution, whether you have a flooded house, rising damp issues or condensation concerns.
A damp survey will cost between £150 and £350 for a typical three-bedroom detached house. This is the price you should anticipate spending if you hire a chartered surveyor who is completely qualified and accredited. However, the price may vary greatly depending on the size and location of the property, as with other surveys.
The expenses of damp proofing are determined by various criteria, including the property’s dimensions, architecture, kind of damp causes, and materials used, among others.
Because there are so many details to consider, call our fully trained team to schedule a survey. One of our friendly team members will check the property and thoroughly grasp the situation before giving you the most cost-effective price.
Our expert surveyors will be able to examine your property’s faults and provide the best cost-effective option for repair, no matter what type of damp issue is present.
Sussex Damp Experts is a property preservation company with a team of having damp proofing specialists with vast expertise in damp proofing treatments. We’re proud of our customer service and ability to deliver high-quality, dependable solutions backed by long-term warranties customers can count on. Our damp treatment services come with a money-back guarantee and 30 years of warranty.
Contact our friendly team on 01273 257 765 to schedule a property survey if you’ve spotted any worrisome damp walls or wet stains.
Our company’s reputation is extremely important to us, as seen by our excellent customer evaluations and construction industry accolades. More than half of our new customers come to us as a result of a referral, and we work hard to ensure that every one of them has a positive experience that they would gladly share with others.
Max and his team have been at our property all week and I really can’t thank them enough for the fantastic job they’ve done on plastering both our walls and ceilings. They have literally transformed the appearance of our house! Not only has Ma…
From start to finish Max has been incredable. His knowledge lin damp proofing is second to none and his team where very clean and polite. The plastered finish was like glass so happy we choose Max Plastering for job.
Lovely bunch of lads left a very neat and clean job. Problem was solved.
Perfect Finnish and all left clean and tidy and no mess. Used Max previously and would not hesitate to ask him carry out more work.
Max, Harvey and Stuart arrived promptly as arranged. Done a great job on our outside rear wall. Work completed to a high standard, removal of all old material and cleaned up after themselves. I am so pleased with the standard of their work they ar…
They turned up on time and carried out the works in a very professional manor leaving the front of the house clean and tidy. Very impressed would definitely recommend.
I have to say that on every level Max (with Stuart and Harvey) did an extremely professional job! They explained what they were going to do, they were polite and courteous and respected that they were coming into our home. The plastering is of the…
I called max and he managed to come around the same day to do a survey. The next day I received an extremely detailed survey compared to any other damp proofer which made me feel very at ease that he was going to do the right job. Max and team tur…