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Damp Proofing Billingshurst

Do not let damp problems damage your Billingshurst home. When water makes its way to the home, it can eat away at the foundation and grow destructive, unpleasant mould until it is removed. 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 experts in waterproofing condensation control of basements, treatment of woodworm infestation, dry rot solutions, as well as other moisture treatment and maintenance to ensure your property is healthy and protected always. 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. With our decades of field experience that speaks for itself, we are highly regarded and renowned, in Billingshurst and its surrounding areas. Call 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
  • Construction line accreditation
  • public liability insurance
  • CHAS accreditation

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. There are two types of damp – rising damp and penetrating damp. Irrespective of the type of damp problem your property is facing, our damp proofing specialists in Billingshurst can identify and treat it.

What are the Common Causes of Damp?

  1. Condensation

    For many homes, condensation is one of the most common causes of dampness, particularly in the bedrooms, kitchens, toilets, and bathrooms. This happens when warm damp air interacts with cold surfaces, causing water to be accumulated 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 strong, repeated wetting means the area quickly consumes more moisture than it can release, and then the excess spreads to surrounding 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. Gutters can cause dampness. Quite likely, this is when most of the network is covered by garbage or the accumulation of grime and dirt.

Can Damp Cause Structural Damage?

The structural integrity of the building can be compromised by damp. Mortar may crack externally, and salt stains can surface on the walls. Steel and iron fasteners will further rust and weaken the structure. In severe cases, mortar or plaster can fall off an infected wall. Additionally, the dampness has a habit of causing secondary damage to a 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. In addition, dampness induces the decay of plaster and paint, and makes the wallpaper peel.

Why is Damp Proofing Important?

Damp proofing helps prevent the intrusion of moisture into the house. At Sussex Damp Experts, we will provide you with various damp proofing solutions, each with its own benefits. A damp proof course (DPC) aids to control rising damp through a special construction that controls the moisture that their capillary action creates.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) handles moisture through a distinct membrane applied to the building. By using polyethene material placed under a concrete slab, a DPM helps to control moisture. The coating method protects buildings from water and moisture, such as rainfall It is also built with cement, like shotcrete, which can defend against moisture, water, and pressure. Cavity wall creates a cavity between the inner and outer walls to keep the water away and pressure grouting for masonry walls close all gaps.

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Rising Damp Treatment

As damp specialists, Sussex Damp Experts offers rising damp treatments for homeowners in Billingshurst. Sussex Damp Experts surveyors will carry out a thorough rising damp survey before recommending any solution. Our surveyors are among the best in the industry with many years of experience and complete qualifications when it comes to identifying damp-related problems and designing a tailor-made solution for your home. 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 is also called rain penetration, involving water coming into the house from outside. The causes of water ingress can be easily detected and mostly addressed with 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.

No wonder thousands of Billingshurst homeowners have called on Billingshurst damp proofing specialists from 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 waterproofing and building preservation experts in Billingshurst, both for residential and commercial property. 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 Billingshurst-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 professional company such as us can conduct dry rot and woodworm treatments. Please book an online survey to arrange an appointment or contact our team leader to discuss your requirements.

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 aim of the treatment process is to remove the source of dampness, treat or replace the decayed timbers and install a physical barrier to prevent further damage from damp masonry. Get in contact with us today at Billingshurst to perform a survey.

Condensation Control

Is condensation causing your home to suffer from different problems of dampness? Condensation develops as warm moist air comes into contact with a colder surface. In Billingshurst, we are a reputable and competent expert in condensation control. At Sussex Damp Experts, we keep your musty and dusty house tidy, dry and hygienic. Our competent condensation management systems can block the development of damp and moulds and remove harmful allergies. If you are in Billingshurst 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 damp issues in your property, a damp survey will determine the extent of the problem and proffer solutions.

Our comprehensive and thorough surveys, performed by professional experts, are extensive inspections that give our customers a clear overview of any issues with their properties and also allow us to quote for any needed work reliably. As one of the most innovative and trustworthy companies in Billingshurst, we are proud of our first-rate craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and excellent 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 helpful staff will be ready to receive a call from you to set up a damp and timber survey at your home. Sussex Damp Experts has extensive experience with all sorts of damp problems delivering you with skills for managing humid and dry rot situations. Get in touch with us today to learn 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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