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Damp Proofing Haywards-Heath

Do not let damp problems destroy your Haywards-Heath property. When water enters a home, it slowly damages the foundation and grows destructive, unpleasant mould until it is repaired. 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 experts in waterproofing condensation control of basements, treatment of woodworm infestation, dry rot solutions, as well as other moisture treatment and maintenance to ensure your property is healthy and protected always. 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. Thanks to our years of industry experience, which speaks for itself, we are highly respected and well known in Haywards-Heath and surrounding suburbs. 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 method used in buildings to avert moisture from finding its way into the interior of properties through floors and walls. Dampness can affect any property, especially older properties that were built without any damp control system. There are two damp types – rising damp and penetrating damp. Regardless of the type of damp problem your property is facing, our damp proofing specialists in Haywards-Heath 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

    Some relatively small plumbing leaks may be the source of a large and extreme damp patches — water escape can be slight but is usually frequent and focused at the same location. This penetrating, continuous wetting means the area quickly absorbs more moisture than can escape, and then the excess spreads into neighbouring spaces.

  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 found a moist spot in your home or backyard, bad guttering may be the culprit. Humidity can be caused by gutters. Very possibly, this is when much of the network is filled by trash, or grime and debris accumulations.

Can Damp Cause Structural Damage?

The structural integrity of the building can be compromised by damp. Mortar can crack outside, and salt stains may show up 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. 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. 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 a variety of damp proofing solutions, each with its own advantages. A damp proof course is used to control the moisture rising by means of a special system that regulates the humidity induced by its capillary action.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) battles moisture through a unique membrane added to the structure. 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 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 offers rising damp treatments for homeowners in Haywards-Heath. Sussex Damp Experts assessors will first conduct a detailed survey of rising damp before proposing any solution. Our surveyors are among the best in the industry having several years of experience and complete qualifications when it comes to diagnosing damp-related issues and designing a personalised 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 which is also called rain penetration and refers to the water coming from outside into the house. Water ingress causes can be easily detected and mostly handled by 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.

Which is why thousands of Haywards-Heath homeowners have been calling on Haywards-Heath damp-proofing specialists by Sussex Damp Experts. 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 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 Haywards-Heath, 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. 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 Haywards-Heath-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. Only a specialist service such as ours should engage in dry rot and woodworm treatments. 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 purpose of the treatment process is the removal of the source of dampness, the treating or replacing of decayed timber and the adding of a physical barrier to prevent further damage by damp masonry. Get in touch with us today in Haywards-Heath to conduct a survey.

Condensation Control

Is condensation causing your home to suffer from different problems of dampness? When warm, moist air comes into contact with a colder surface, condensation forms. We are renowned and knowledgeable experts in condensation management at Haywards-Heath. We keep your musty, dusty house clean, safe, and hygienic 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 Haywards-Heath, please 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 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 the most recognised and reputable companies in Haywards-Heath, we are proud of our high-quality craftsmanship, competitive pricing, and unbeatable customer service. Contact our professional and responsive staff today for competent, objective advice or to schedule a free, non-binding, damp survey.

Get in Touch.

Our helpful staff are on hand to receive a call from you to set up a damp and wood survey in your house. Sussex Damp Experts has extensive experience with all sorts of damp problems delivering you with skills for managing humid and dry rot situations. 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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