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Damp Proofing Crawley

Don’t let your Crawley 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 and condensation control of basements, woodworm infestation prevention and treatment, dry rot solutions and other prevention and maintenance for moisture in order to ensure that your property is a clean and healthy environment. If there are any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home then it is vital you get in touch with Sussex Damp Experts as quickly as possible. We are highly regarded and popular in Crawley and surrounding areas thanks to our decades of field experience which speaks for itself. 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. 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 Crawley 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

    Some insignificant plumbing leaks may be the source of a large and extreme damp patch — water leakage may be small but is usually frequent and concentrated in the same position. The intense, continuous wetting in an area means it absorbs greater moisture than is possible to escape and then the excess spreads in the nearby 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 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 grime and dirt accumulation.

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. The structure will weaken when steel and iron fasteners rust. In the worst cases, mortar or plaster can fall off the affected wall. In addition, dampness can cause secondary damage to a property. Excessive moisture contributes to the growth of specific wood fungi, causing health complications that can ultimately lead to the so-named 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 moisture from reaching the inside of 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) 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. 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 Crawley provides rising damp treatments for homeowners in the area. Sussex Damp Experts surveyors will carry out a thorough rising damp survey before recommending 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 plan 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 with 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 easily detected and mostly addressed with cost-effective treatments. Our qualified damp-proofing team will investigate and fix the penetrating damp problems. Penetrating humidity is one of the most dangerous and destructive issues that you may face in your home.

Which is why thousands of Crawley homeowners have been calling on Crawley damp-proofing specialists by Sussex Damp Experts. Book your free survey today if you need experience and professional damp-proofing experts, call us directly 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 is a leading expert in waterproofing and building preservation for both residential and commercial properties in the Crawley area. A correctly designed waterproofing system will only operate correctly if it is installed properly. We are proud to say that our equipment is reliable, and our technicians are up to date with the latest techniques. Woodworm infestation can be found in all property types – residential, commercial, and industrial. Timber destruction can result, as wood-beetle may use wood as a food source. Our Crawley-based surveyors and qualified experts are here to help you solve any difficulties in your properties by supplying consumers in the area with our expert damp care, dry rot repair, and woodworm services. The dry rot and woodworm treatments should only be carried out by a specialist service like us. Please book an online survey to arrange a meeting or contact our team leader to talk about 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 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 in Crawley to conduct a survey.

Condensation Control

Is condensation causing your home to experience different dampness problems? Condensation develops as warm moist air comes into contact with a colder surface. We are a valued and professional specialist in condensation control at Crawley. 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 are in Crawley and suffer from condensation problems then contact us to schedule 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 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 recognised and reputable companies in Crawley, we are proud of our high-quality craftsmanship, competitive pricing, and unbeatable 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 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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