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Damp Proofing Bognor-Regis

Don’t let your Bognor-Regis property be damaged by a damp problem. Once the water reaches a house, it can eat away the foundation, and produce toxic, 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 also specialise in waterproofing of basements for condensation prevention, treatment of woodworm infestation, dry rot solutions, as well as other moisture management and maintenance to ensure that your property is still safe and protected all the time. If you find any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home then you should contact Sussex Damp Experts as soon as possible. Thanks to our years of industry experience, which speaks for itself, we are highly respected and well known in Bognor-Regis and surrounding suburbs. Book your 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
  • Construction line accreditation
  • public liability insurance
  • CHAS accreditation

What Is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing is a system used in buildings to protect against moisture entering the inside of properties via floors and walls. Dampness can affect any building, especially old properties built without any damp control system. Damp comes in two forms – rising damp and penetrating damp. It does not matter the type of damp problem your property is facing, our Bognor-Regis damp proofing experts will find it and treat it.

What are the Common Causes of Damp?

  1. Condensation

    Condensation is one of the most common causes of dampness in many homes, particularly in 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

    Some comparatively small plumbing leaks may be the source of a large and threatening damp patch — water escape can be little but is usually recurrent and concentrated at the same place. 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 defects can lead to internal dampness, including poor or faulty mortar pathways in exterior walls, damaged stone windowsills, inadequate sealant around doors and windows, and unmaintained 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. This is most likely when most of the network has filled up with trash or a build-up of dirt and grime.

Can Damp Cause Structural Damage?

The structural integrity of the building can be compromised by damp. Mortar can crack outside, and salt stains may show up on the walls. Fasteners made of steel and iron will rust, further weakening the structure. In extreme cases, the mortar or plaster can fall off an infected wall. Additionally, damp tends to cause a building to experience secondary damage. Excess moisture permits the production of unique wood-based fungi, which can eventually lead to the so-called sick building syndrome. Additionally, damp causes the deterioration of plaster and paint, and makes wallpaper peel.

Why is Damp Proofing Important?

Damp proofing helps prevent the intrusion of moisture into the house. At Sussex Damp Experts, we can provide a wide range damp proofing method, 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. By using polyethene material placed under a concrete slab, a DPM helps to control moisture. The form of coating protects structures from water and moisture, such as rain. It is also built with cement, like shotcrete, which can defend against moisture, 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, Sussex Damp Experts in Bognor-Regis provides rising damp treatments for homeowners in the area. Sussex Damp Experts assessors will first conduct a detailed survey of rising damp before proposing 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 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 professional damp-proofing crew will examine the penetrating damp problems and address them. Penetrating damp is one of the most harmful and destructive problems you may experience in your house.

That’s why thousands of Bognor-Regis homeowners have been contacting Bognor-Regis damp-proofing specialists at Sussex Damp Experts. If you need experienced and qualified experts in damp proofing, book your free survey today and call us directly at 01273 257 765.

Basements Waterproofing.

Basement waterproofing refers to a means of preventing water from reaching the basement or below the floor of a building. Sussex Damp Experts are leading waterproofing and building protection specialists in Bognor-Regis for residential as well as commercial properties. 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 infestation of woodworms is present in residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Timber damage can result, as wood-beetle may use wood as a food source. Our Bognor-Regis-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 such as ours should engage in 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 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 at Bognor-Regis for a survey.

Condensation Control

Does condensation cause your home to experience different dampness problems? When warm, moist air comes into contact with a colder surface, condensation forms. In Bognor-Regis, 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 Bognor-Regis, please contact us to schedule a survey on 01273 257 765.

Damp Proofing Survey

Are you worried about a damp issue in your home? A damp survey could determine the extent of the damage 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 Bognor-Regis, we take pride in our high-quality craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and outstanding customer service. Call our knowledgeable and friendly staff for professional, impartial advice or to plan a free, no-obligation, damp survey today.

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. 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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