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Damp Proofing Horsham

Do not let damp problems damage your Horsham home. When water makes its way to the home, it can eat away at the foundation and grow destructive, 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 condensation control, waterproofing of basements, woodworm infestation treatment, dry rot solutions, as well as other moisture treatment and maintenance to ensure that your property is healthy and protected at all times. If you notice any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home, you should contact Sussex Damp Experts as soon as possible. Thanks to our years of industry experience, which speaks for itself, we are highly respected and well known in Horsham and surrounding suburbs. Book your free damp survey today!

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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 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. There are two types of damp – rising damp and penetrating damp. It does not matter the type of damp problem your property is facing, our Horsham damp proofing experts will find it 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 takes place when warm humid air interacts with cold surfaces allowing water to be left 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 intense, repeated wetting rapidly means the area consumes more moisture than it can expel, and then the excess spreads to 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 found a damp spot in your home or backyard, bad gutters may be the culprit. Gutters can cause moisture. 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?

The structural integrity of a building can be affected by damp. Mortar may crack visibly, and salt stains may become visible on the walls. Fasteners made of steel and iron will rust, further weakening the structure. In severe cases, the mortal and plaster can break off the affected wall. Furthermore, the dampness tends to cause secondary damage to a house. The excess moisture causes different wood fungi to flourish, causing health problems that can eventually contribute to the so-called sick building syndrome. In addition, dampness induces the decay of plaster and paint, and makes the wallpaper peel.

Why is Damp Proofing Important?

Damp proofing helps prevent the intrusion of moisture into the house. We can give you various solutions of damp proofing at Sussex Damp Experts, each with its own upside. A damp proof course (DPC) helps regulate rising damp through a special structure that regulates the moisture that their capillary activity produces.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) battles moisture through a unique membrane added to the structure. The DPM helps control moisture by using polyethene material placed under a concrete slab. The coating method protects buildings from water and moisture, such as rainfall It is also made of cement such as shotcrete that can guard against moisture and water and pressure. Cavity wall creates a cavity between the inner and outer walls to keep the water away and pressure grouting for masonry walls close all gaps.

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Rising Damp Treatment

As damp specialists, Sussex Damp Experts offers rising damp treatments for homeowners in Horsham. Sussex Damp Experts surveyors must conduct a detailed, through rising damp examination 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 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 sources of water ingress can be easily identified and is typically tackled by cost-effective treatments. Our capable damp-proofing team can examine and fix the penetrating damp issues. Penetrating damp is one of the most harmful and destructive problems you may experience in your house.

This is why thousands of Horsham homeowners have called on Sussex Damp Experts damp-proofing specialists in Horsham. 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 protection specialists in Horsham for residential as well as commercial properties. 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 invasion of woodworm is present in all properties, residential, commercial, and industrial. Timber destruction can result, as wood-boring beetles may use timber as a source of food. Our Horsham-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. Dry rot and woodworm treatments can be carried out only by a professional company like us. 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 goal of the treatment process is to remove the source of dampness, to treat or replace decayed timber and to install a physical barrier that will prevent further damage from damp masonry. To conduct a survey, please contact us today at Horsham.

Condensation Control

Is condensation causing your home to suffer from different problems of dampness? Condensation forms when warm, moist air reaches a colder surface. We are renowned and knowledgeable experts in condensation management at Horsham. We keep your musty and dusty house tidy, dry and safe at Sussex Damp Experts. Our effective condensation control systems can tackle the formation of humidity and moulds and remove harmful allergies. If you are in Horsham and you have a condensation issue, please contact us to book a survey on 01273 257 765.

Damp Proofing Survey

When you are worried about a damp issue in your house, a damp survey could determine the severity of the problem and provide solutions.

Our detailed and thorough surveys, carried out by capable experts, are extensive inspections that provide our customers with a clear summary of any issues with their properties and also allow us to quote for any necessary works reliably. As one of the most innovative and trustworthy companies in Horsham, we are proud of our first-rate craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and excellent customer service. Get in touch with our knowledgeable and approachable staff today to get professional, unbiased advice or to book a free, damp survey with no obligation.

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 wide experience with every type of damp problem, giving you professional expertise for coping with 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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