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Don’t let your Hastings property get ruined by damp problems. 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, you should contact Sussex Damp Experts as soon as possible. We are highly respected and well-known in Hastings and surrounding suburbs 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
  • portfolio of satified customers
  • attention to detail
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  • CHAS accreditation

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 affect any property, especially older properties that were built without any damp control system. Damp comes in two forms – rising damp and penetrating damp. No matter what kind of damp problem your property faces, our Hastings damp proofing specialists will locate 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. It occurs when warm, moist air mixes with cold surfaces which causes water to be deposited 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. 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 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 discovered a moist spot in your home or yard, you may be suffering from bad guttering. Gutters can cause moisture. Very possibly, this is when much of the network is filled by trash, or grime and debris accumulations.

Can Damp Cause Structural Damage?

Damp can affect a building’s structural integrity. Mortar may crack externally, and salt stains can surface 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. In addition, dampness can cause secondary damage to a property. The excessive moisture allows for the growth of specific wood fungi, causing health complications, which can ultimately lead to the so-called 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 reaching the inside of the house. At Sussex Damp Experts, we will provide you with various damp proofing solutions, each with its own benefits. 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. 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 also consists of cement, such as shotcrete, which can protect against moisture and water and pressure. The building of cavity walls forms a cavity between the inside and outside walls 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 offers rising damp treatments for homeowners in Hastings. Sussex Damp Experts surveyors will carry out a thorough rising damp survey before recommending any solution. Our surveyors are some of the best in the industry with many years of experience and full qualifications when it comes to diagnosing damp-related problems and creating a tailor-made course of treatment for your property. 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. Water ingress causes can be quickly identified and often treated with cost-effective treatments. Our competent damp-proofing crew can inspect and fix 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 Hastings have called on Sussex Damp Experts damp-proofing specialists from Hastings. Book your free survey today if you need expertise and qualified damp-proofing experts, please 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 preservation experts in Hastings, both for residential and commercial property. A well-built waterproofing system can only work if it is properly installed. We are proud of the quality of our equipment and keep our technicians up to date with new techniques. Wood worm infestation exists in residential, commercial, and industrial property. Timber destruction can result, as wood-beetle may use wood as a food source. Our Hastings-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. Dry rot and woodworm treatments can be carried out only by a professional company like us. To schedule an appointment, please book a survey online, or contact our team leader to address 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 contact with us today at Hastings to perform a survey.

Condensation Control

Is condensation causing 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 valued and professional specialist in condensation control at Hastings. We keep your musty, dusty house at Sussex Damp Experts clean, dry, and hygienic. Our effective condensation control systems can deal with the formation of damp and mould and remove harmful allergies. If you are in Hastings and you have a condensation issue, please contact us to book 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 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 Hastings’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 long-standing experience with all kinds of damp issues, supplying you with skills for coping with damp and dry rot conditions. Get in touch with us today to get more information on 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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