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Damp Proofing in Chichester, West-Sussex

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Damp Proofing Chichester

Do not let damp problems damage your Chichester home. 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 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 then it is important that you contact Sussex Damp Experts as quickly as possible. Thanks to our decades of field experience which speaks for itself, we are highly respected and well-known in Chichester and surrounding suburbs. 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 system used in buildings to prevent moisture from making its way through floors and walls into the interior of properties. Dampness can affect any property, especially older properties that were 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 Chichester can identify and treat it.

What are the Common Causes of Damp?

  1. Condensation

    Condensation in many home locations, especially in bedrooms, the kitchen, the toilet, and bathroom, is one of the most common causes of humidity. It happens when warm moist air interacts with cold surfaces which allow the depositing of water on the 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 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 discovered a moist spot in your home or yard, you may be suffering from bad guttering. 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?

Damp can have an impact on the structural integrity of the building. Mortar may crack visibly, and salt stains may become visible on the walls. Steel and iron fasteners will rust out further to weaken the structure. In the worst cases, mortar or plaster can fall off the affected 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. Furthermore, damp causes plaster and paint to deteriorate and make 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 you with a variety of damp proofing solutions, 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) fights off moisture through a special membrane that is applied to the building. A DPM helps to handle moisture by using a polyethene material positioned under a sheet of concrete. The form of coating protects the buildings from water and dampness such as rainfall. It is also made of cement such as shotcrete that could protect from moisture and water and the 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 specialists, Sussex Damp Experts provides rising damp solutions to homeowners in Chichester. 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 book your free home damp survey today with Sussex Damp Experts, just get in touch with us by sending a mail to our team of damp-proofing experts or by calling us directly on 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 competent damp-proofing crew can inspect and fix penetrating damp problems. Penetrating damp is one of the most harmful and destructive problems you may experience in your house.

That’s why thousands of Chichester homeowners have been contacting Chichester 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 preservation for both residential and commercial properties in the Chichester 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. 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 Chichester-based surveyors and professionally trained experts are here to assist you to fix any issues with your properties by supplying consumers in the area with our expert damp care, dry rot repair, and woodworm solutions. Only a professional company such as us can conduct dry rot and woodworm treatments. Please book a survey online to schedule an appointment or contact our team leader to discuss 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 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. Contact us today to conduct a survey at Chichester.

Condensation Control

Are you experiencing various dampness problems in your home due to condensation? Condensation forms when warm humid air comes into contact with a colder surface. In Chichester, 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 efficient condensation management systems can address damp and mould formation and eliminate harmful allergies. If you are in Chichester and are suffering from condensation problems then contact us on 01273 257 765 to arrange a survey.

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 rigorous and detailed surveys, carried out by qualified experts, are extensive inspections that offer our customers a clear rundown of any problems at their properties and also allow us to quote reliably for any required works. As one of the most innovative and trustworthy companies in Chichester, 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 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 established experience with all kinds of damp problems, supplying you with professional expertise for handling the damp and dry rot situation. 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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