Damp Proofing Lindfield

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Damp Proofing Lindfield West Sussex (RH16): Problems with damp in your property in Lindfield not just look unattractive, but they can trigger serious health and structural problems as well. If not solved speedily, some of the more critical problems could cost thousands of pounds to repair, and may be concealed beneath patches of damp and peeling wallpaper. If you think you might have such damp problems you need to speak to an experienced Lindfield damp proofing company to inspect your property, and recommend the most suitable damp proofing treatment for your house.

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In Lindfield homes there are 3 main problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These 3 key forms of damp are described in more detail below, along with recommendations for prevention and resolution, should you find them in your home in Lindfield.


Commonplace external factors that may lead to penetrating damp include: cavity wall problems, defective guttering, broken roof tiles and cracks in brickwork. Inside a building, it can be created by burst or leaking pipes, overflowing baths or basins and damaged shower trays. If left to continue leaking these elements enable water to seep into walls and woodwork, which in time result in blistering or broken plaster, peeling paintwork and damp dark patches on walls.

If you have a leaky roof and it's been left untreated for some time, it can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. Wet rot cannot spread into brickwork, but it can mean that in the worst outcome your roof timbers become structurally unsound, requiring a new roof. An unfamiliar musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your roof timbers and signs of black fungus growth, could all herald the presence of wet rot.

Simple actions like examining pipes for leaks, cleaning and checking your roof and guttering for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork, will be the basic preventative maintenance measures. An experienced Lindfield damp proof service will check these areas to help avoid any future complications, as part of resolving your issues with damp.


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Condensation is very easy to spot and is a common form of damp within many buildings in Lindfield. When moist, warm air comes into contact with cool surfaces, tiny droplets of water rapidly form. It often manifests because of poor ventilation in areas where high humidity is present, i.e. bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens.

Wiping up any droplets of water that form, and making certain that there is sufficient ventilation in the affected areas, are among the most basic solutions to such problems. Redirecting damp air outside of your property in Lindfield, by installing or upgrading air bricks, cooker hoods and extractor fans, will help you to eliminate this problem.

There could possibly be issues with drawing in moist air from outside, and by carrying out an in-depth damp proofing survey a specialist in Lindfield will identify things that give rise to the problem. The best way to successfully minimise condensation is to regulate airflow properly, and your local Lindfield damp proofing specialist will be able to give you guidance and advice on how this can best be achieved.

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Houses built since 1875 in the United Kingdom have required a damp proof course to be fitted as standard. If your property or home was built before this time it's perfectly possible that you might not have one installed. If you're suffering with rising damp in a house constructed after this time it might be that your damp proof course has been damaged somehow.

It can be rather difficult to identify rising damp, nevertheless some giveaway indications are; tide marks on walls, rotten or crumbling skirtings and white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces. If you notice or think you might have any of these signs, it is possible that you've got a problem with rising damp.

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Resolving rising damp issues can be as straightforward as checking your outside walls to see if you can see a damp proof course. In order to get a satisfactory measure of protection the DPM must be above ground level by a minimum of 150mm (around 6"). Where you find this gap doesn't exist, you could dig away the earth to increase it, or if this process isn't plausible, a higher damp proof course will need to be put in.

If this is not the problem and your DPM (damp proof membrane) is installed and in order, there may be more challenging issues to deal with caused by the moisture rising up from the ground beneath, through your floors, and into the walls.

Using a range of techniques, damp proofing technicians in Lindfield will swiftly identify and remedy your rising damp problems. A damp proof cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be injected into your walls if you have a somewhat older home with no damp proof membrane, or it is damaged over a substantial area. Holes will be drilled at intervals along the mortar course, and a special nozzle is used to inject the cream, which then diffuses before curing to form an effective waterproof barrier.

If the damage to your membrane is too critical, or if damp proofing cream injection is not an appropriate treatment, you may have to install a brand new damp proof course. Although this is naturally a pretty drastic course of action, it could be the best way to remedy your damp problems successfully.

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For smaller areas of damp course damage, another possible solution could be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. Laminate flooring, tiles or carpets will have to be lifted before any work is done, because it is applied beneath your existing floor coverings. This is especially effectual in cellar areas as an integral part of the "tanking" process to create a watertight room. Before the bitumen paint has completely dried out, your Lindfield damp proof specialist might recommend laying building paper (a special foil backed membrane), for further protection.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint in a cellar or below ground area is known as "tanking". Because this coating has to be applied on the base surfaces of floors and walls, any wall coverings and plaster must be removed before any work can commence, and the appropriate surfaces properly prepared. Once this paint has been applied, it must be allowed to dry completely before replastering any walls and decorating over it. As it has to be applied to an entire basement level or ground floor of a property, this is a very disruptive process. It is therefore advisable to contact more than one damp proofing expert to make sure that this is really the only effective solution.


To help ease issues with condensation, you can try using dehumidifiers, which for removing moisture from the air, are really effective. The fact that they just cover up the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, is the main issue with dehumidifiers. If you are experiencing damp in any area of your property in Lindfield, you can contact a professional damp proofing company for the best advice.


Neighbours and friends should invariably be the first port of call when you are looking for recommendations and testimonials for local professionals. Always get at least three different estimates from various local companies, and if you're in any doubt you can ask to see evidence of professional membership certificates and accreditations, before signing up for any damp proofing services.

Professional Lindfield damp proofing companies should be signed up members of either the Damp Proofing Association (DPA) or the PCA (Property Care Association), or have accreditations from the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments or the Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness.

If your chosen Lindfield damp proofing providers are in fact members of either the DPA or PCA you can be certain they'll be properly qualified and have the necessary practical experience to provide a high quality service for all your damp proofing problems. Such memberships also means that there are certain guarantees for any work carried out.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Lindfield and also in: Cuckfield, Sheffield Green, Balcombe, Horsted Keynes, Scaynes Hill, Danehill, Paxhill Park, North Chailey, Ardingly, Haywards Heath, Wivelsfield, Sandrocks, Staplefield, Brook Street, West Hoathly, together with these postcodes RH16 2JB, RH16 2JH, RH16 2AQ, RH16 2LL, RH16 2RP, RH16 2LG, RH16 2LE, RH16 2HX, RH16 2JD, RH16 2AX. Local Lindfield damp proofers will likely have the telephone dialling code 01444 and the postcode RH16. Verifying this will guarantee you are accessing locally based providers of damp proofing. Lindfield home and business owners are able to utilise these and countless other related services.

Friends & Family Recommendations

The best recommendation for damp proofing services in Lindfield may come from friends and family who've hired a certain provider or person in the past. Positive word of mouth endorsements are favoured by most householders in Lindfield (over 80% according to research), so if you're aware of a friend or a member of your family who has had damp proofing done, find out if they're prepared to recommend somebody. To get an idea of prices you will want to get at least 3 quotes from your list of prospective damp proofing companies.

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There is a range of work that can be conducted by your local Lindfield damp proofing specialist including wet rot treatments, basement tanking in Lindfield, damp proofing cream applications, damp proof injection, damp proof tanking, damp proofing brickwork, damp proof paint applications, timber surveys in Lindfield, damp proof sealing in Lindfield, home damp proofing in Lindfield, vapour barriers Lindfield, rising damp advice, damp proofing walls, dry rot treatment, damp control, condensation control, property preservation, pressure grouting in Lindfield, landlord damp proofing services, timber preservation, damp proofing solutions in loft conversions, the treament of efflorescence, condensation treatment, plaster replacement Lindfield, property surveys, cementitious tanking, damp proof membranes, woodworm treatments, damp proofing concrete floors, damp proofing old stone walls, damp proofing floors, solving mould problems in Lindfield, solutions for black mould, damp proofing services, cavity wall tie replacement in Lindfield, and lots more. These are just a handful of the duties that are undertaken by people specialising in damp proofing. Lindfield specialists will keep you informed about their whole range of damp proofing services.


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Also find: Horsted Keynes damp proofing, Ardingly damp proofing, Sandrocks damp proofing, Brook Street damp proofing, Paxhill Park damp proofing, North Chailey damp proofing, Balcombe damp proofing, Cuckfield damp proofing, West Hoathly damp proofing, Danehill damp proofing, Wivelsfield damp proofing, Sheffield Green damp proofing, Scaynes Hill damp proofing, Haywards Heath damp proofing, Staplefield damp proofing services and more. Most of these locations are served by companies who do damp proofing. Lindfield home and property owners can get quotes by going here.

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(This damp proofing Lindfield article was last updated on 19-05-2022)