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Damp Proofing Worthing

Don’t let your Worthing 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 are also experts in waterproofing condensation control of basements, treatment of woodworm infestation, dry rot solutions, as well as other moisture treatment and maintenance to ensure your property is healthy and protected always. If you notice any signs of mould, fungus, or wood rot in your home, you should contact Sussex Damp Experts as soon as possible. With our decades of field experience that speaks for itself, we are highly regarded and renowned, in Worthing and its surrounding areas. Get in touch 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 is a system used in buildings to prevent moisture from making its way through floors and walls into the interior of properties. Dampness can affect any property, especially older properties that were built without any damp control system. There are two damp types – rising damp and penetrating damp. Irrespective of the type of damp problem your property is facing, our damp proofing specialists in Worthing 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. It occurs when warm, moist air interacts with cold surfaces that causes water to settle on any 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 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 just found a moist spot in your home or backyard, bad guttering may be the culprit. Dampness can be caused by gutters. This is likely to happen 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 a building can be affected 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, the mortal and plaster can break off the affected wall. In addition, damp tends to cause secondary damage to the building. 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 entering the building. We can give you various solutions of damp proofing at Sussex Damp Experts, each with its own upside. 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) controls the dampness by means of a special membrane attached 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 rainfall It is also made of cement such as shotcrete that can guard 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 specialists, Sussex Damp Experts provides rising damp solutions to homeowners in Worthing. Sussex Damp Experts assessors will first conduct a detailed survey of rising damp before proposing 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 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 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 easily detected and mostly addressed 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.

That’s why thousands of homeowners in Worthing have called on Sussex Damp Experts damp-proofing specialists from Worthing. 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 is the technique that helps prevent water from entering a building’s basement or areas below ground. Sussex Damp Experts are leading waterproofing and building preservation experts in Worthing, both for residential and commercial property. 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. The infestation of woodworms is present in residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Timber destruction can result, as wood-boring beetles may use timber as a source of food. Our Worthing-based surveyors and professionally qualified experts are here to help you fix any problems in your properties by providing our expert damp care, dry rot repair, and woodworm solutions to consumers in the area. Only a professional company such as us can conduct dry rot and woodworm treatments. 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 eliminate the cause of dampness, treat or replace the decayed wood and add a physical barrier to prevent more damage caused by moist masonry. To conduct a survey, please contact us today at Worthing.

Condensation Control

Is condensation causing your home to suffer from different problems of dampness? Condensation develops as warm moist air comes into contact with a colder surface. In Worthing, we are a reputable and competent expert in condensation control. We keep your musty and dusty house clean, dry, and hygienic at Sussex Damp Experts. Our effective condensation control systems can deal with the formation of damp and mould and remove harmful allergies. If you are in Worthing and are suffering from condensation problems then contact us on 01273 257 765 to arrange a survey.

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 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 Worthing, 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 workers will be on hand to receive a call from you to set up a damp and timber survey at your home. 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. Get in contact with us today to find out more about our services.


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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