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Damp Proofing Arundel

Do not let damp problems destroy your Arundel property. 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 are also specialists in condensation control, waterproofing of basements, treatment of woodworm infestations, dry rot situations, as well as other moisture treatment and prevention to ensure that your property is always healthy and protected. If you notice any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home, you should contact Sussex Damp Experts as soon as possible. We are highly respected and well-known in Arundel and surrounding suburbs thanks to our decades of field experience which speaks for itself. Book our team for a free damp survey today!

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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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  • public liability insurance
  • CHAS accreditation

What Is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing is a system used in buildings to prevent moisture from making its way through floors and walls into the interior of properties. 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 Arundel 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 interacts with cold surfaces that causes water to settle on any 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 concentrated, repetitive wetting rapidly absorbs more moisture than can escape, and then the excess spreads into neighbouring areas.

  3. Building Defects

    Many common building deficiencies can contribute to internal dampness, including weak or defective mortar pathways in external walls, damaged stone windowsills, insufficient sealant around doors and windows, and unmaintained wooden doors and windows.

  4. Leaky Gutters

    If you have found a damp spot in your home or backyard, bad gutters may be the culprit. Humidity 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 affect a building’s structural integrity. Mortar can crack outside, and salt stains may show up 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. Additionally, damp tends to cause a building to experience secondary damage. 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 will provide you with various damp proofing solutions, each with its own benefits. 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) controls the dampness by means of a special membrane attached to the building. A DPM helps to control moisture by utilising polyethene material placed under a concrete slab. The method of coating protects buildings from water and moisture, including rain. It is also made from cement, such as a shotcrete, which can shield 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 offers rising damp treatments for homeowners in Arundel. Sussex Damp Experts surveyors must perform a detailed survey of rising damp before suggesting 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 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 also known as rain penetration, is when water comes into the house from the outside. The causes of water ingress can be quickly spotted and is typically treated with cost-effective treatments. Our skilled damp-proofing team can investigate and fix penetrating damp problems. Penetrating damp is one of the most unsafe and damaging problems you may have in your home.

That’s why thousands of Arundel homeowners have been contacting Arundel damp-proofing specialists at Sussex Damp Experts. Schedule your free survey today if you need knowledgeable and professional damp-proofing experts, call us directly on the 01273 257 765 line.

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 preservation for both residential and commercial properties in the Arundel area. 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 invasion of woodworm is present in all properties, residential, commercial, and industrial. The destruction of wood can result, as wood-boring beetles can use timber as a food source. Our Arundel-based surveyors and professionally qualified experts are here to provide solutions to any problems in your properties by delivering our expert damp care, dry rot repair and woodworm solutions to consumers in the region. 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 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 goal of the treatment process is to remove the source of dampness, to treat or replace decayed timber and to install a physical barrier that will prevent further damage from damp masonry. Get in touch with us today in Arundel to conduct a survey.

Condensation Control

Does condensation cause your home to experience different dampness problems? Condensation forms when warm humid air comes into contact with a colder surface. In Arundel, we are a reputable and competent expert in condensation control. We keep your musty and dusty house clean, dry, and hygienic at Sussex Damp Experts. Our effective condensation control systems can deal with the formation of damp and mould and remove harmful allergies. If you have a condensation issue in Arundel, please contact us to schedule a survey on 01273 257 765.

Damp Proofing Survey

If you are worried about a damp problem in your home, a damp survey can discover the extent 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 developed and reputable businesses in Arundel, we take pride in our high-quality craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and outstanding customer service. Contact our professional and responsive staff today for competent, objective advice or to schedule a free, non-binding, damp survey.

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 wide experience with every type of damp problem, giving you professional expertise for coping with the damp and dry rot situation. 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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