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Damp Proofing Midhurst

Don’t let damp issues ruin your Midhurst building. 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 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 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. Thanks to our decades of field experience which speaks for itself, we are highly respected and well-known in Midhurst 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. Any property can suffer from damp-related issues, particularly older properties that were constructed without any damp control system. Rising damp and penetrating damp are the two types of damp problems. No matter what kind of damp problem your property faces, our Midhurst damp proofing specialists will locate 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. 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 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 wet spot in your home or backyard, the culprit could be bad guttering. Gutters can cause moisture. Quite likely, this is when most of the network is covered by garbage, or grime and dirt accumulation.

Can Damp Cause Structural Damage?

Damp can affect a building’s structural integrity. Mortar could break outside, and salt stains could appear on the walls. Fasteners made of steel and iron will rust, further weakening the structure. Mortar or plaster can fall off an infected wall in severe cases. In addition, damp tends to cause secondary damage to the building. The excessive moisture allows specific wood fungi to grow, causing complications in health, 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 to prevent moisture from entering into the building. We can give you various solutions of damp proofing at Sussex Damp Experts, each with its own upside. A damp proof course (DPC) assists in controlling rising humidity through a special structure that controls the moisture produced by its capillary action.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) controls the dampness by means of a special membrane attached to the building. The DPM helps control moisture by using polyethene material placed under a concrete slab. The form of coating protects the buildings from water and dampness such as rainfall. It is also made from cement, such as a shotcrete, which can shield 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 experts, Sussex Damp Experts in Midhurst provides rising damp treatments for homeowners in the area. Sussex Damp Experts surveyors must perform a detailed survey of rising damp before suggesting any solution. We have some of the best surveyors in the industry having several years of experience and complete qualifications when it comes to diagnosing problems related to moisture and designing a personalised treatment course for your property. 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 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 competent damp-proofing crew can inspect and fix penetrating damp problems. Penetrating damp is one of the most unsafe and damaging problems you may have in your home.

That’s why thousands of homeowners in Midhurst have called on Sussex Damp Experts damp-proofing specialists from Midhurst. 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 is a leading expert in waterproofing and building preservation for both residential and commercial properties in the Midhurst area. 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 infestation of woodworms is present in residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Timber damage can result, as wood-beetle may use wood as a food source. Our Midhurst-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 shows up as a black fungus on wood in contact with wet or damp masonry, making the wood soft and spongy to touch and show colour stains. 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 Midhurst.

Condensation Control

Are you experiencing various dampness problems in your home due to condensation? Condensation develops as warm moist air comes into contact with a colder surface. In Midhurst, we are a reputable and competent expert in condensation control. At Sussex Damp Experts, we keep your musty and dusty house tidy, dry and hygienic. Our competent condensation management systems can block the development of damp and moulds and remove harmful allergies. If you are in Midhurst 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 problem in your home, a damp survey can discover the extent of the problem and provide solutions.

Our rigorous and detailed surveys, carried out by qualified experts, are extensive inspections that offer our customers a clear rundown of any problems at their properties and also allow us to quote reliably for any required works. As one of the most developed and reputable businesses in Midhurst, we take pride in our high-quality craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and outstanding customer service. Call our knowledgeable and friendly staff for professional, impartial advice or to plan a free, no-obligation, damp survey today.

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. To find out more about our services, please contact us today.


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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