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Moist patches, discolouration, stains or squeaking floorboards in a room’s flooring may indicate water infiltration from the outside. Damages to external pipes and insulation are some of the reasons why a room’s floor could be damp. Sussex Damp Treatments is an expert in dealing with all moisture problems that can potentially ruin your home. It is crucial to address any moisture problem promptly as it can cause structural damage to your house and lead to toxic mould growth if left unattended. Do not let this happen; contact Sussex Damp Treatments today for effective solutions that will keep your home safe and dry.
Rising damp is the phenomenon of water moving upwards through porous building materials in contact with the ground. This occurs due to air drying on upper surfaces, causing walls and floors to act as wicks that draw water up from the ground via capillary action, which then evaporates into the atmosphere. The moisture will continue to rise until it reaches a point where gravity pulls it back down unless evaporation occurs. Damp proof courses (DPCs) are physical layers of impermeable material added during construction that prevent rising damp. However, if they fail or become obstructed by high terrain, rising damp can occur. Water flowing from the earth carries dissolved nitrates, chlorides and other salts (hygroscopic ground salts), which move upwards into brickwork and plaster before evaporating and accumulating in walls. Ground salts absorb moisture easily from their surroundings due to their quick dissolution rate.
Water flowing from the earth can carry various dissolved nitrates, chlorides and other salts into brickwork and plaster, causing rising damp. As water evaporates, these hygroscopic ground salts accumulate in the wall, readily absorbing moisture from the surrounding environment. This rising humidity can cause wood rot in neighbouring timbers even after the damp has been cured. To remedy this issue, it is necessary to remove the damp or polluted plaster during the correction of rising moisture. Penetrating moisture above exterior ground level may be caused by wind-driven rain which cannot be controlled in terms of direction or force but can be prevented from entering a structure through proper maintenance such as repairing cracks in external render coatings and loose pointing on walls around window and door frames.
Sussex Damp Treatments offers a comprehensive range of services to address damp issues in your property. Our experts provide treatment and repair solutions for damp walls, structural timber, rotten timber removal and replacement, silicone injection, interior and exterior walls paint treatment, damp proof membrane installation and repair. We also offer injectable creams and treatments for floors, ceilings, and basements as well as basement tanking services.
Our team is equipped with the latest technology to identify any potential damp problems in your property. With our professional expertise in identifying the root cause of the issue, we can provide you with effective solutions that are tailored to meet your specific needs.
Even with minimal rising damp, there may still be a small amount of moisture present in the substrate due to salt contamination. If necessary, Sussex Damp Treatments can instal a chemical DPC system to address this issue. The walls are regularly injected with the chemical DPC at specific intervals. Any salt-contaminated plaster is replaced, and the decorative surface is shielded from any residual moisture within the wall. This approach ensures that your property remains free from excess moisture, which can cause damage and lead to further issues down the line.
The damp-proof course is effective in preventing further increases in humidity. However, hygroscopic salts that attract water and are carried from the ground to the brickwork can still draw moisture, particularly during periods of high humidity.
If this becomes unacceptable, re-plastering may be necessary. Sussex Damp Treatments has a team of skilled plasterers who can provide quotes for this task with pleasure.
The cost of repairing a damp issue is determined by several factors, such as the dimensions and architecture of the property, the type of damp cause, and the materials used. Given these complex considerations, it’s best to schedule a survey with our team of fully trained experts.
Our friendly staff will conduct an in-depth assessment of your property to gain a thorough understanding of the situation before providing you with a competitive price that offers maximum value for money. Trust us to handle all aspects of your damp problem with professionalism and expertise.
Sussex Damp Treatments is a distinguished company that specialises in resolving damp issues, including damp proofing, waterproofing and timber preservation. Our preliminary investigations involve conducting thorough site inspections and surveys to identify any concerns related to damp or timber. We provide detailed written reports with recommendations for necessary remedial work based on our findings. Additionally, we offer pricing estimates for corrective work to ensure transparency in charges.
Our comprehensive services include non-destructive site inspections and surveys that result in a detailed report containing instructions for the required remedial work. We pride ourselves on providing clear communication throughout the process to ensure peace of mind for our clients. Trust us to deliver effective solutions tailored specifically to your property’s needs with professionalism and expertise.
At Sussex Damp Treatments, we take pride in delivering exceptional service with a friendly attitude. Our team of experts is dedicated to providing you with the highest level of professionalism and hard work from start to finish. We offer comprehensive damp and timber reports conducted by surveyors who hold full qualifications from the CSRT. As members of prestigious organisations, our company comes highly recommended for our comprehensive approach to older structures.
Our goal is to provide you with a clean bill of health for your property while ensuring that all client information remains strictly confidential. With quick surveys and reports, you can trust us to deliver efficient results without compromising on quality or accuracy. Contact us today at 01273 257 212 for a no-obligation site damp survey and speak directly with one of our experts about how we can help protect your property against moisture damage.
Max and his team have been at our property all week and I really can’t thank them enough for the fantastic job they’ve done on plastering both our walls and ceilings. They have literally transformed the appearance of our house! Not only has Ma…
From start to finish Max has been incredable. His knowledge lin damp proofing is second to none and his team where very clean and polite. The plastered finish was like glass so happy we choose Max Plastering for job.
Lovely bunch of lads left a very neat and clean job. Problem was solved.
Perfect Finnish and all left clean and tidy and no mess. Used Max previously and would not hesitate to ask him carry out more work.
Max, Harvey and Stuart arrived promptly as arranged. Done a great job on our outside rear wall. Work completed to a high standard, removal of all old material and cleaned up after themselves. I am so pleased with the standard of their work they ar…
They turned up on time and carried out the works in a very professional manor leaving the front of the house clean and tidy. Very impressed would definitely recommend.
I have to say that on every level Max (with Stuart and Harvey) did an extremely professional job! They explained what they were going to do, they were polite and courteous and respected that they were coming into our home. The plastering is of the…
I called max and he managed to come around the same day to do a survey. The next day I received an extremely detailed survey compared to any other damp proofer which made me feel very at ease that he was going to do the right job. Max and team tur…