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Damp Proofing East-Grinstead

Do not let damp problems damage your East-Grinstead home. When water makes its way into a home, it can eat away at the foundation and become destructive, unpleasant mould until it is eliminated. 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 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 East-Grinstead and surrounding areas thanks to our decades of field experience which speaks for itself. Register for a free damp survey today!

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  • 20 years combined experience
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What Is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing in buildings is a system used to prevent moisture from reaching the interior of properties through 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. Regardless of the type of damp problem your property is facing, our damp proofing specialists in East-Grinstead 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. It happens when warm moist air interacts with cold surfaces which allow the depositing of water 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. 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 just discovered a moist spot in your home or yard, you may be suffering from bad guttering. Humidity can be caused by gutters. This is likely to happen when most of the network is covered by garbage or the accumulation of grime and dirt.

Can Damp Cause Structural Damage?

Damp can have an impact on the structural integrity of the building. Mortar could break outside, and salt stains could appear on the walls. Fasteners made of steel and iron will rust, further weakening the structure. In the worst cases, mortar or plaster can fall off the affected wall. Additionally, damp tends to cause a building to experience secondary damage. Excessive moisture contributes to the growth of specific wood fungi, causing health complications that can ultimately lead to the so-named sick building syndrome. Damp, furthermore, makes the plaster and paint to peel and wallpaper to deteriorate.

Why is Damp Proofing Important?

Damp proofing helps prevent moisture from entering the building. 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) battles moisture through a unique membrane added to the structure. A DPM helps to control moisture by utilising polyethene material placed under a concrete slab. The form of coating protects structures from water and moisture, such as rain. It also consists of cement, such as shotcrete, which can protect 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 damp specialists, Sussex Damp Experts provides rising damp solutions to homeowners in East-Grinstead. 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 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, involving water coming into the house from outside. The sources of water ingress can be easily identified and is typically tackled by 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 damaging problems you may face at home.

That’s why thousands of homeowners in East-Grinstead have called on Sussex Damp Experts damp-proofing specialists from East-Grinstead. Schedule your free survey today if you need knowledgeable and professional damp-proofing experts, call us directly on the 01273 257 765 line.

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 East-Grinstead area. A professionally designed waterproofing device can only work if properly fitted. We take pride in our equipment’s efficiency and keep our technicians up to date about the new techniques. Woodworm infestation occurs on residential, commercial, and industrial property. The destruction of wood can result, as wood-boring beetles can use timber as a food source. Our East-Grinstead-based surveyors and professionally qualified experts are here to help you solve any problems in your properties by providing our expert damp care, dry rot repair, and woodworm solutions for consumers in the area. Dry rot and woodworm treatments can be carried out only by a professional company 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 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. Contact us today to conduct a survey at East-Grinstead.

Condensation Control

Are you experiencing various dampness problems in your home due to condensation? Condensation occurs when warm, moist air comes into contact with a cooler surface. In East-Grinstead, we are a well-known and competent specialist in condensation control. We keep your musty and dusty house tidy, dry and safe at Sussex Damp Experts. Our competent condensation management systems can block the development of damp and moulds and remove harmful allergies. If you have a condensation issue in East-Grinstead, please contact us to schedule a survey on 01273 257 765.

Damp Proofing Survey

If you are worried about a damp problem in your home, a damp survey can discover the extent of the problem 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 East-Grinstead’s most established and trustworthy companies, we take pride in our superior craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and excellent customer service. Contact our well-informed and welcoming staff today for professional, unbiased guidance, or to schedule a free, damp survey without obligation.

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 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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