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Damp Proofing Burgess-Hill

Don’t let damp issues ruin your Burgess-Hill building. 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 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 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 Burgess-Hill and its surrounding areas. 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
  • 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 be a problem in any property, especially the older properties that were built without any system of controlling damp. There are two common damp problems – rising damp and penetrating damp. Irrespective of the type of damp problem your property is facing, our damp proofing specialists in Burgess-Hill 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. 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 concentrated, repetitive wetting rapidly absorbs more moisture than can escape, and then the excess spreads into neighbouring areas.

  3. Building Defects

    Many common deficiencies in buildings can contribute to internal dampness, including weak or faulty mortar pathways in exterior walls, damaged stone windowsills, deficient sealant around the doors and windows, and wooden doors and windows lacking in maintenance.

  4. Leaky Gutters

    If you have just discovered a moist spot in your home or yard, you may be suffering from bad guttering. Gutters can cause dampness. 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 may crack visibly, and salt stains may become visible on the walls. The structure will further weaken due to rusting of the steel and iron fasteners. In severe cases, mortar or plaster can fall off an infected wall. Furthermore, the dampness tends to cause secondary damage to a house. The excessive moisture allows specific wood fungi to grow, causing complications in health, which can ultimately lead to the so-called sick building syndrome. Also, damp causes plaster and paint to deteriorate and wallpaper to peel.

Why is Damp Proofing Important?

Damp proofing helps to prevent moisture from entering into the building. At Sussex Damp Experts, we can provide you with different solutions of damp proofing, each with its own advantages. 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) fights off moisture through a special membrane that is applied to the building. Using polyethene material put under a concrete slab, a DPM helps to regulate moisture. 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 Burgess-Hill. Sussex Damp Experts surveyors must conduct a detailed, through rising damp examination before proposing 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 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. Water ingress causes can be quickly identified and often treated with cost-effective treatments. Our qualified damp-proofing team will investigate and fix the penetrating damp problems. Penetrating damp is one of the most risky and destructive problems you can face in your home.

This is why thousands of Burgess-Hill homeowners have called on Sussex Damp Experts damp-proofing specialists in Burgess-Hill. 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 techniques used to help prevent water from penetrating the cellar or below ground areas of a building. Sussex Damp Experts is a leading expert in waterproofing and building preservation for both residential and commercial properties in the Burgess-Hill area. 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. The loss of wood may result, as wood-boring beetles can use timber as a food source. Our Burgess-Hill-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. The dry rot and woodworm treatments should only be carried out by a specialist service like us. Please book an online survey to arrange an appointment or contact our team leader to discuss your requirements.

Wet Rot Treatment.

Wet rot appears as a black fungus on timbers in contact with wet or damp masonry, causing the timber to become soft and spongy to touch and discoloured in appearance. The treatment method aims at eliminating the source of dampness, repairing, or replacing the decayed timbers and constructing a physical barrier to prevent further damage from damp masonry. Get in touch with us today at Burgess-Hill for a survey.

Condensation Control

Does condensation cause your home to suffer from different problems of dampness? Condensation forms when warm humid air comes into contact with a colder surface. We are a reputable and capable specialist in condensation management at Burgess-Hill. We keep your musty and dusty house tidy, dry and safe at Sussex Damp Experts. Our effective condensation control systems can tackle the formation of humidity and moulds and remove harmful allergies. If you have a condensation issue in Burgess-Hill, please contact us to schedule a survey on 01273 257 765.

Damp Proofing Survey

If you are worried about a damp issue in your house, a damp survey could identify the problem’s seriousness and provide 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 Burgess-Hill’s most established and trustworthy companies, we take pride in our superior craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and excellent 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 workers will be on hand to receive a call from you to set up a damp and timber survey at your home. Sussex Damp Experts has long-standing experience with all kinds of damp issues, supplying you with skills for coping with damp and dry rot conditions. To find out more about our services, please contact us today.


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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