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Damp Proofing Littlehampton

Do not let damp problems damage your Littlehampton home. Once water reaches a house, the ground will get eaten away beneath it and produce toxic, unpleasant mould until it is resolved. 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 notice any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home then it is important that you contact Sussex Damp Experts as quickly as possible. With our decades of field experience that speaks for itself, we are highly regarded and renowned, in Littlehampton and its surrounding areas. Register for a 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 is a method used in buildings to avert moisture from finding its way into 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 types of damp – rising damp and penetrating damp. It does not matter the type of damp problem your property is facing, our Littlehampton 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 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 deficiencies in buildings can contribute to internal dampness, including weak or faulty mortar pathways in exterior walls, damaged stone windowsills, deficient sealant around the doors and windows, and wooden doors and windows lacking in maintenance.

  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 humidity. 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 could break outside, and salt stains could appear on the walls. Steel and iron fasteners will further rust and weaken the structure. Mortar or plaster can fall off an infected wall in severe cases. In addition, dampness can cause secondary damage to a property. The excessive moisture allows specific wood fungi to grow, causing complications in health, which can ultimately lead to the so-called 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 the intrusion of moisture into the house. At Sussex Damp Experts, we will provide you with various damp proofing solutions, each with its own benefits. 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) fights off moisture through a special membrane that is applied to the building. The DPM helps control moisture by using polyethene material placed under a concrete slab. The form of coating protects structures from water and moisture, such as rain. It is also built with cement, like shotcrete, which can defend against moisture, water, and pressure. Cavity wall construction creates a cavity between the walls inside and outside to keep water away, while pressure grouting is used for masonry walls closing all the gaps.

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Rising Damp Treatment

As damp specialists, Sussex Damp Experts offers rising damp treatments for homeowners in Littlehampton. 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 with many years of experience and complete qualifications when it comes to identifying damp-related problems and designing a tailor-made solution for your home. To schedule your free home damp survey today with Sussex Damp Experts, just get in touch with us by sending a message to our team of damp-proofing experts or call us directly at 01273 257 765.

Penetrating Damp Treatment

This type of damp is also called rain penetration, and it refers to the water coming from outside to the house. 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 damp is one of the most risky and destructive problems you can face in your home.

No wonder thousands of Littlehampton homeowners have called on Littlehampton damp proofing specialists from 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 strategies that protects a building’s basement or below ground area from penetrating water. Sussex Damp Experts are leading specialists in basement waterproofing and building preservation for both residential and commercial properties in Littlehampton. 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. The loss of wood may result, as wood-boring beetles can use timber as a food source. Our Littlehampton-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. Only a specialist service such as ours should engage in dry rot and woodworm treatments. To arrange an appointment, please book an online survey, or contact our team leader to discuss 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 remove the source of dampness, treat or replace the decayed timbers and install a physical barrier to prevent further damage from damp masonry. Get in touch with us today at Littlehampton for a survey.

Condensation Control

Does condensation cause your home to suffer from different problems of dampness? Condensation forms when warm, moist air reaches a colder surface. In Littlehampton, we are a reputable and competent expert in condensation control. We keep your musty, dusty house clean, safe, and hygienic at Sussex Damp Experts. Our competent condensation management systems can block the development of damp and moulds and remove harmful allergies. If you are in Littlehampton and you have a condensation issue, please contact us to book a survey on 01273 257 765.

Damp Proofing Survey

If you are worried about a damp issue in your house, a damp survey could identify the problem’s seriousness 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 the most recognised and reputable companies in Littlehampton, we are proud of our high-quality craftsmanship, competitive pricing, and unbeatable 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 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 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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