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Don’t let your Selsey property get ruined by damp problems. 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 also specialise in waterproofing and condensation control of basements, woodworm infestation prevention and treatment, dry rot solutions and other prevention and maintenance for moisture in order to ensure that your property is a clean and healthy environment. 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 Selsey and surrounding suburbs. Call today for a free damp survey!

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  • 20 years combined experience
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What Is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing is a technique used in construction to prevent moisture from entering the interior of a building 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 common damp problems – rising damp and penetrating damp. It does not matter the type of damp problem your property is facing, our Selsey damp proofing experts will find it and treat it.

What are the Common Causes of Damp?

  1. Condensation

    Condensation is one of the most common causes of dampness in many homes, particularly 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

    Any relatively small plumbing leaks can cause a large, damp patch — water leakage can be mild but, in most cases, it is always concentrated at the same spot. 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 deficiencies can contribute to internal dampness, including weak or defective mortar pathways in external walls, damaged stone windowsills, insufficient sealant around doors and windows, and unmaintained wooden doors and windows.

  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 most likely when most of the network has filled up with trash or a build-up of dirt and grime.

Can Damp Cause Structural Damage?

Damp can have an impact on the structural integrity of the building. Mortar can crack on the outside and salt stains can 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. Additionally, the dampness has a habit of causing secondary damage to a building. Excessive moisture contributes to the growth of specific wood fungi, causing health complications that can ultimately lead to the so-named sick building syndrome. Furthermore, damp causes plaster and paint to deteriorate and make wallpaper peel.

Why is Damp Proofing Important?

Damp proofing helps prevent the intrusion of moisture into the house. At Sussex Damp Experts, we can provide you with different solutions of damp proofing, 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) fights off moisture through a special membrane that is applied to the building. Using polyethene material put under a concrete slab, a DPM helps to regulate moisture. The coating method protects buildings from water and moisture such as rain. It also consists of cement, such as shotcrete, which can protect 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 Selsey provides rising damp treatments for homeowners in the area. Sussex Damp Experts surveyors must conduct a detailed, through rising damp examination before proposing 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 register for a free home damp survey with Sussex Damp Experts today, just contact us by sending a message to our team of damp proofing experts or by calling 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. Water ingress causes can be quickly identified and often 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.

This is why thousands of Selsey homeowners have called on Sussex Damp Experts damp-proofing specialists in Selsey. 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 techniques used to help prevent water from penetrating the cellar or below ground areas of a building. Sussex Damp Experts is a leading expert in waterproofing and building protection for both residential and commercial property in Selsey. A professionally designed waterproofing device can only work if properly fitted. We take pride in our equipment’s efficiency and keep our technicians up to date about the new techniques. The infestation of woodworms is present in residential, commercial, and industrial properties. The loss of wood may result, as wood-boring beetles can use timber as a food source. Our Selsey-based surveyors and professionally trained experts are here to assist you to fix any issues with your properties by supplying consumers in the area with our expert damp care, dry rot repair, and woodworm solutions. The dry rot and woodworm treatments should only be carried out by a specialist service 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 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. Contact us today to conduct a survey at Selsey.

Condensation Control

Is condensation causing your home to suffer from different problems of dampness? Condensation occurs when warm, moist air comes into contact with a cooler surface. We are a valued and professional specialist in condensation control at Selsey. At Sussex Damp Experts, we keep your musty and dusty house tidy, dry and hygienic. Our effective condensation control systems can deal with the formation of damp and mould and remove harmful allergies. If you are in Selsey 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 full and detailed surveys, carried out by qualified experts, are comprehensive inspections that give our customers a clear detail of any issues with their properties and also allow us to quote accurately for any required work. As one of Selsey’s most established and trustworthy companies, we take pride in our superior craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and excellent customer service. Contact our knowledgeable and friendly staff today for competent, objective advice, or to schedule a free, no-obligation 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 wide experience with every type of damp problem, giving you professional expertise for coping with the damp and dry rot situation. 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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