What Are Damp Proofing Treatments?

Damp proofing is a crucial method of preventing moisture from infiltrating the interior of buildings through walls and floors. It can affect any structure, particularly older properties that lack damp control systems. Two types of damp exist: rising and penetrating damp. Our team of professionals will locate and treat any moisture problem your property may have, regardless of its type. When applied to basements, it’s known as cellar or basement tanking or waterproofing.

Sussex Damp Treatments has extensive experience with various waterproofing and tanking methods on projects ranging from small domestic restorations to large commercial constructions such as car parks and tunnels. If you notice rising or penetrating damp, timber issues such as dry rot or wet rot in an underground area, rely on our expert services for effective solutions. Contact us today for all your damp-proofing needs!

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What Are The Most Common Damp Causes In Basements?


Condensation is a common cause of dampness in many households, particularly in areas where water is frequently used. This phenomenon occurs when warm and moist air comes into contact with cold surfaces, resulting in the formation of water droplets on the surface. It can occur throughout the house but is more prevalent in certain areas.

Plumbing Issues

Minor plumbing leaks may seem insignificant, but they can lead to significant damp patches. These leaks are often concentrated in one area and occur frequently, causing the affected area to accumulate more moisture than it can release. The excess moisture then spreads to nearby areas due to recurrent wetting. This forceful spreading of water can result in vast and persistent dampness that is difficult to eradicate without professional assistance.

Defects in the Construction

Numerous structural defects can lead to indoor dampness, including inadequate mortar paths in exterior walls, subpar stone windows, insufficient sealing of doors and windows, and poorly maintained wooden fixtures. These issues can all contribute to moisture infiltration into the interior spaces of a building. It is crucial to address these problems promptly to prevent further damage from occurring.

Leaking Gutters

Inadequate guttering can be the root cause of dampness in your home or garden. When debris and dirt accumulate on most parts of the network, it can lead to rising damp, penetrating damp, and mould growth if left untreated. These issues can pose a threat to health, particularly for individuals with respiratory conditions.

Fortunately, our team of experts in damp proofing services is here to help you solve any moisture-related problems. With their assistance, you can have your basement waterproofed by professionals who specialise in this field. Say goodbye to all your worries about dampness once and for all!

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Is It Possible For Damp To Cause Structural Damage In Basements?

Damp can have devastating effects on a building’s structural integrity, causing the mortar to crumble and leaving unsightly salt marks on walls. Steel and iron fasteners are particularly susceptible to rusting in damp conditions, further weakening the structure. In severe cases, plaster and mortar may break off from affected walls.

The presence of excessive moisture also encourages the growth of wood fungus which can lead to health issues such as sick building syndrome. Additionally, humidity promotes the deterioration of paint, wallpaper peeling and plaster damage. It is crucial to ensure that your basement is correctly damp-proofed by professionals like Sussex Damp Treatments who offer comprehensive surveys for damp and timber problems, before recommending a suitable waterproofing strategy tailored to your specific requirements

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What Is the Importance Of Basement Tanking?

Sussex Damp Treatments offers a range of damp proofing solutions to prevent moisture from entering your property. Our services include installing a chemical damp proof course (DPC) system, which controls rising damp by managing the capillary action that causes it. Even after minimising rising damp, salt contamination can still leave some moisture in the substrate. To address this issue, we inject the walls with our chemical DPC at regular intervals and replace any salt-contaminated plaster while protecting the decorative surface from remaining wall moisture. This ensures that humidity does not increase further and prevents water-attractive hygroscopic salts from drawing more moisture during periods of high humidity.

We also provide a damp proof membrane (DPM), which is specifically designed to keep water out of structures like buildings by using polyethene material beneath concrete sheets or shotcrete cement that can withstand pressure, humidity and other forms of moisture damage. For cavity walls, we create a gap between inner and exterior walls to prevent water intrusion while masonry walls use pressure grouting to cover gaps effectively.

Contact Sussex Damp Treatments today for an expert quote on how best to protect your property against unwanted moisture: Call 01273 257 212 or visit us online at www.sussexdamp.co.uk/contact-us/.

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Where Can Basement Damp Proofing Be Used?

Basement damp-proofing, also known as tanking, is a crucial practice for any underground structure that comes into direct contact with the earth. Damp cellars can be rendered useless for anything other than storing wine or old paint cans. To unlock your cellar’s full potential and increase your property value, it is essential to keep it dry. Tanking methods involve applying an impervious waterproof coating to vault walls and floors, keeping them dry and enabling their use for a wider range of purposes. By investing in damp proofing, you not only improve your health but also enhance the functionality of your basement or cellar space.

Basement Waterproofing At Competitive Prices

The expenses involved in addressing damp problems, whether for repair or prevention purposes, are determined by various factors such as the dimensions of the property, its architecture, the type of damp cause and the materials used. Due to the multitude of details that need consideration, it is advisable to contact our team of fully trained professionals who can schedule a survey at your convenience.

Our friendly team members will conduct an inspection and gain a thorough understanding of the situation before providing you with a cost-effective quote. With years of experience under their belt and extensive knowledge of all things related to damp treatment, our experts will ensure that your property remains dry and free from any moisture-related issues in future. Trust us to provide you with top-notch services tailored specifically to meet your needs!

Why Choose Sussex Damp Treatments

Sussex Damp Treatments is a leading provider of damp treatment and property preservation services in Sussex and the South East. Our team of experts specialises in conducting thorough damp investigations, timber treatments, and damp proofing services such as basement tanking.

We pride ourselves on offering honest, practical solutions to all our customers’ damp problems. As members of both PCA and Trustmark, we maintain high standards when it comes to delivering professional re-plastering work, wood preservation treatments, and comprehensive surveys with excellent aftercare guidance.

Whether you are a homeowner or commercial property owner/manager seeking highly customised repair services for your property’s unique needs – we have got you covered! Our skilled staff provides dependable communication throughout the entire process so that you can feel confident about your investment. Contact us today at 01273 257 212 for a no-obligation site survey by one of our friendly professionals who will be happy to discuss your requirements with you!

Areas We Cover

  • Battle
  • Bexhill
  • Brighton
  • Crowborough
  • Eastbourne
  • Hailsham
  • Heathfield
  • Hove
  • Lewes
  • Newhaven
  • Peacehaven
  • Polegate
  • Portsladebysea
  • Rye
  • Seaford
  • Uckfield
  • Wadhurst
  • Arundel
  • Billingshurst
  • Bognor-Regis
  • Burgess-Hill
  • Chichester
  • Crawley
  • Cuckfield
  • East-Grinstead
  • Hastings
  • Haywards-Heath
  • Horsham
  • Littlehampton
  • Midhurst
  • Petworth
  • Selsey
  • Shorehambysea
  • Southwick
  • Steyning
  • Worthing

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