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Damp Proofing ShorehambySea

Don’t let damp issues ruin your ShorehambySea building. When water enters a home, it slowly damages the foundation and grows destructive, unpleasant mould until it is repaired. 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. We are highly regarded and popular in ShorehambySea and surrounding areas thanks to our decades of field experience which speaks for itself. Book your free damp survey today!

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  • 20 years combined experience
  • portfolio of satified customers
  • attention to detail
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  • CHAS accreditation

What Is Damp Proofing?

Damp proofing is a system used in buildings to protect against moisture entering the inside of properties via floors and walls. Dampness can be a problem in any property, especially the older properties that were built without any system of controlling damp. Rising damp and penetrating damp are the two types of damp problems. Regardless of the type of damp problem your property is facing, our damp proofing specialists in ShorehambySea can identify and treat it.

What are the Common Causes of Damp?

  1. Condensation

    Condensation in many home locations, especially in bedrooms, the kitchen, the toilet, and bathroom, is one of the most common causes of humidity. It happens when warm moist air interacts with cold surfaces which allow the depositing of water on the surface.

  2. Faulty Plumbing

    A fairly minor plumbing leak can be the cause of a large and serious damp patch — water escape may be mild but is typically regular and 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 defects can lead to internal dampness, including poor or faulty mortar pathways in exterior walls, damaged stone windowsills, inadequate sealant around doors and windows, and unmaintained wooden doors and windows.

  4. Leaky Gutters

    If your home or backyard has a damp spot, poor guttering could be the problem. Humidity can be caused by gutters. 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 may crack visibly, and salt stains may become visible on the walls. Steel and iron fasteners will rust out further to weaken the structure. Mortar or plaster can fall off an infected wall in severe cases. Additionally, damp tends to cause a building to experience secondary damage. 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. At Sussex Damp Experts, we can provide you with different solutions of damp proofing, each with its own advantages. 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) deals with moisture through a special membrane applied to the building. By using polyethene material placed under a concrete slab, a DPM helps to control moisture. The coating method protects buildings from water and moisture, such as rainfall It also consists of cement, such as shotcrete, which can protect against moisture and water and pressure. The cavity wall construction creates a space between the walls inside and outside to keep away water, while the pressure groove is used for the masonry walls to close all the gaps.

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Rising Damp Treatment

As damp experts, Sussex Damp Experts in ShorehambySea 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. 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 arrange 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 at 01273 257 765.

Penetrating Damp Treatment

This form of damp is also called rain penetration, which involves water coming from outside into the house. The causes of water ingress can be easily detected and mostly addressed 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 ShorehambySea homeowners have called on Sussex Damp Experts damp-proofing specialists in ShorehambySea. Schedule your free survey today if you need knowledgeable and professional damp-proofing experts, call us directly on the 01273 257 765 line.

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 ShorehambySea. 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. 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 ShorehambySea-based surveyors and professionally qualified experts are here to provide solutions to any problems in your properties by delivering our expert damp care, dry rot repair and woodworm solutions to consumers in the region. Only a specialist service like ours should carry out dry rot and woodworm treatments. To schedule an appointment, please book a survey online, or contact our team leader to address your needs.

Wet Rot Treatment.

Wet rot happens to timbers in contact with wet or damp masonry in the form of black fungus, causing the timber to become soft and spongy under touch and to change colour. 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. Get in contact with us today at ShorehambySea to perform a survey.

Condensation Control

Does condensation cause your home to experience different dampness problems? When warm, moist air comes into contact with a colder surface, condensation forms. We are a valued and professional specialist in condensation control at ShorehambySea. We keep your musty and dusty house clean, dry, 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 have a condensation issue in ShorehambySea, please contact us to schedule a survey on 01273 257 765.

Damp Proofing Survey

If you are worried about damp issues in your property, a damp survey will determine the extent of the problem and proffer 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 innovative and trustworthy companies in ShorehambySea, we are proud of our first-rate craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and excellent customer service. Contact our well-informed and welcoming staff today for professional, unbiased guidance, or to schedule a free, damp survey without obligation.

Get in Touch.

Our accommodating staff will be ready to take your call to set up a damp and timber survey at your property. Sussex Damp Experts has established experience with all kinds of damp problems, supplying you with professional expertise for handling the damp and dry rot situation. To get more information 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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