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Damp Proofing Petworth

Don’t let your Petworth 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 also specialise in waterproofing of basements for condensation prevention, treatment of woodworm infestation, dry rot solutions, as well as other moisture management and maintenance to ensure that your property is still safe and protected all the time. If you find any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home then you should contact Sussex Damp Experts as soon as possible. We are highly respected and well-known in Petworth and surrounding suburbs thanks to our decades of field experience which speaks for itself. 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 is a system used in buildings to prevent moisture from making its way through floors and walls into the interior of properties. 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 type of damp problem you are facing in your property, our Petworth damp proofing experts can identify 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 occurs when warm, moist air mixes with cold surfaces which causes water to be deposited 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. The intense, continuous wetting in an area means it absorbs greater moisture than is possible to escape and then the excess spreads in the nearby areas.

  3. Building Defects

    Many common defects in structures can result in internal dampness, including weak or defective mortar pathways in outside walls, damaged stone windowsills, deficient sealing around doors and windows, and lack of maintenance on wooden doors and windows.

  4. Leaky Gutters

    If you have found a wet spot in your home or backyard, the culprit could be bad guttering. Gutters can cause humidity. Quite likely, this is 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 the building can be compromised by damp. Mortar could break outside, and salt stains could appear on the walls. The structure will weaken when steel and iron fasteners rust. In severe cases, mortar or plaster can fall off an infected wall. Furthermore, the dampness tends to cause secondary damage to a house. 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 prevent moisture from reaching the inside of the house. At Sussex Damp Experts, we can provide you with a variety of damp proofing solutions, each with its own advantages. 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) deals with moisture through a special membrane applied to the building. A DPM helps to handle moisture by using a polyethene material positioned under a sheet of concrete. The method of coating protects buildings from water and moisture, including rain. It is also made from cement, such as a shotcrete, which can shield 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 experts, Sussex Damp Experts in Petworth provides rising damp treatments for homeowners in the area. Sussex Damp Experts surveyors will carry out a thorough rising damp survey before recommending any solution. We boast some of the best surveyors in the industry with many years of experience and complete qualifications when it comes to detecting damp-related problems and coming up with a tailor-made 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 causes of water ingress can be quickly spotted and is typically treated with cost-effective treatments. Our skilled damp-proofing team can investigate 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 Petworth homeowners have been contacting Petworth damp-proofing specialists at 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 is the technique that helps prevent water from entering a building’s basement or areas below ground. Sussex Damp Experts is a leading expert in waterproofing and building protection for both residential and commercial property in Petworth. A correctly designed waterproofing system will only operate correctly if it is installed properly. We are proud to say that our equipment is reliable, and our technicians are up to date with the latest techniques. Woodworm infestation can be found in all property types – residential, commercial, and industrial. The destruction of wood can result, as wood-boring beetles can use timber as a food source. Our Petworth-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. Dry rot and woodworm treatments can be carried out only by a professional company like us. Please book a survey online to schedule an appointment 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 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. Contact us today to conduct a survey at Petworth.

Condensation Control

Does condensation cause your home to suffer from different problems of dampness? Condensation forms when warm humid air comes into contact with a colder surface. In Petworth, we are a well-known and competent specialist in condensation control. 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 are in Petworth and suffer from condensation problems then contact us to schedule 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 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 developed and reputable businesses in Petworth, we take pride in our high-quality craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and outstanding 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 team will be available to receive a call from you to set up a damp and wood survey in 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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