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Damp Proofing West-Sussex

Don’t let your West-Sussex property be damaged by a damp problem. Once water reaches a house, the ground will get eaten away beneath it and produce toxic, unpleasant mould until it is resolved. 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 condensation control, waterproofing of basements, woodworm infestation treatment, dry rot solutions, as well as other moisture treatment and maintenance to ensure that your property is healthy and protected at all times. If you come across any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home, contact us at Sussex Damp Experts as fast as you can. We are highly respected and well-known in West-Sussex and surrounding suburbs thanks to our decades of field experience which speaks for itself. Get in touch 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
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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. Dampness can affect any building, especially old properties built 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 West-Sussex 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 occurs when warm, moist air interacts with cold surfaces that causes water to settle on any surface.

  2. Faulty Plumbing

    Some relatively small plumbing leaks may be the source of a large and extreme damp patches — water escape can be slight but is usually frequent and focused at the same location. 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 flaws can contribute to internal damp, including weak or defective mortar pathways in outside walls, bad stone windows, poor sealing of doors and windows, and wooden doors and windows not having been properly maintained.

  4. Leaky Gutters

    If you have just found a moist spot in your home or backyard, bad guttering may be the culprit. Dampness can be caused by gutters. 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 have an impact on the structural integrity of the building. 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 the worst cases, mortar or plaster can fall off the affected wall. In addition, damp tends to cause secondary damage to the building. Excessive moisture contributes to the growth of specific wood fungi, causing health complications that can ultimately lead to the so-named sick building syndrome. In addition, dampness induces the decay of plaster and paint, and makes the 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 (DPC) helps to control rising damp through a special structure that controls moisture which is created by their capillary action.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) battles moisture through a unique membrane added to the structure. The DPM helps control moisture by using polyethene material placed under a concrete slab. The form of coating protects the buildings from water and dampness 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 a damp specialist, Sussex Damp Experts provides rising damp treatments for homeowners in West-Sussex. Sussex Damp Experts evaluators must conduct a detailed, rising damp survey before recommending any solution. We have some of the best surveyors in the industry having several years of experience and complete qualifications when it comes to diagnosing problems related to moisture and designing a personalised treatment course 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 capable damp-proofing team can examine and fix the penetrating damp issues. Penetrating damp is one of the most harmful and destructive problems you may experience in your house.

That’s why thousands of West-Sussex homeowners have been contacting West-Sussex 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 strategies that protects a building’s basement or below ground area from penetrating water. Sussex Damp Experts is a leading expert in waterproofing and building protection for both residential and commercial property in West-Sussex. 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 damage can result, as wood-beetle may use wood as a food source. Our West-Sussex-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 schedule an appointment, please book a survey online, or contact our team leader to address your needs.

Wet Rot Treatment.

Wet rot shows up as a black fungus on wood in contact with wet or damp masonry, making the wood soft and spongy to touch and show colour stains. 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. Get in contact with us today at West-Sussex to perform a survey.

Condensation Control

Is condensation causing your home to suffer from different problems of dampness? Condensation occurs when warm, moist air comes into contact with a cooler surface. We are a valued and professional specialist in condensation control at West-Sussex. 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 have a condensation issue in West-Sussex, please contact us to schedule 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 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 innovative and trustworthy companies in West-Sussex, we are proud of our first-rate craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and excellent customer service. Contact our knowledgeable and friendly staff today for competent, objective advice, or to schedule a free, no-obligation damp survey.

Get in Touch.

Our helpful staff are on hand to receive a call from you to set up a damp and wood survey in your house. Sussex Damp Experts has wide experience with every type of damp problem, giving you professional expertise for coping with the damp and dry rot situation. Get in touch with us today to get more information on 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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