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Damp Proofing in Steyning, West-Sussex

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Damp Proofing Steyning

Don’t let damp issues ruin your Steyning 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 you notice any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home, you should contact Sussex Damp Experts as soon as possible. We are highly regarded and popular in Steyning and surrounding areas thanks to our decades of field experience which speaks for itself. Call today for a free damp survey!

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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. There are two types of damp – rising damp and penetrating damp. No matter what type of damp problem you are facing in your property, our Steyning damp proofing experts can identify and treat it.

What are the Common Causes of Damp?

  1. Condensation

    In many homes, condensation is one of the most common causes of dampness, especially 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

    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 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 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 your home or backyard has a damp spot, poor guttering could be the problem. Humidity can be caused by gutters. 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 further weaken due to rusting of the steel and iron fasteners. In the worst cases, mortar or plaster can fall off the affected wall. Additionally, damp tends to cause a building to experience secondary damage. The excessive moisture allows for the growth of specific wood fungi, causing health complications, which can ultimately lead to the so-called sick building syndrome. Also, damp causes plaster and paint to deteriorate and wallpaper to peel.

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 different solutions of damp proofing, each with its own advantages. A damp proof course (DPC) helps to control rising damp through a special structure that controls moisture which is created by their capillary action.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) fights off moisture through a special membrane that is applied to the building. A DPM helps to control moisture by utilising polyethene material placed under a concrete slab. The form of coating protects structures from water and moisture, such as rain. It is also made of cement such as shotcrete that can guard against moisture and water and pressure. The construction of the cavity wall creates a cavity between the walls inside and outside 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 specialists, Sussex Damp Experts provides rising damp solutions to homeowners in Steyning. Sussex Damp Experts evaluators must conduct a detailed, rising damp survey before recommending 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 is also called rain penetration, involving water coming into the house from outside. Water ingress causes can be quickly identified and often treated with cost-effective treatments. Our capable damp-proofing team can examine and fix the penetrating damp issues. Penetrating damp is one of the most harmful and destructive problems you may experience in your house.

This is why thousands of Steyning homeowners have called on Sussex Damp Experts damp-proofing specialists in Steyning. 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 a means of preventing water from reaching the basement or below the floor of a building. Sussex Damp Experts are leading waterproofing and building protection specialists in Steyning for residential as well as commercial properties. 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 invasion of woodworm is present in all properties, residential, commercial, and industrial. The destruction of wood can result, as wood-boring beetles can use timber as a food source. Our Steyning-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. The dry rot and woodworm treatments should only be carried out by a specialist service like us. 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 in Steyning to conduct a survey.

Condensation Control

Is condensation causing your home to experience different dampness problems? Condensation forms when warm, moist air reaches a colder surface. We are renowned and knowledgeable experts in condensation management at Steyning. We keep your musty and dusty house tidy, dry and safe at Sussex Damp Experts. Our efficient condensation management systems can address damp and mould formation and eliminate harmful allergies. If you are in Steyning 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 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 professionals, are extensive inspections that give our customers a clear picture of any problems with their properties and also allow us to quote correctly for any required work. As one of the most innovative and trustworthy companies in Steyning, we are proud of our first-rate craftsmanship, affordable pricing, and excellent 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 accommodating staff will be ready to take your call to set up a damp and timber survey at your property. Sussex Damp Experts has a long-term experience in any kind of damp issues providing you expert knowledge in dealing with damp 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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