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Damp Proofing Polegate East Sussex (BN26): Having problems with damp in your home in Polegate can cause serious health and structural issues, as well as appearing unappealing. If not solved quickly, the more critical issues could cost 1000s to repair, and might be hidden away beneath damp patches and peeling wallpaper. It is generally cheaper in the long term to get in touch with a competent Polegate damp proofing company to assess your home, and offer a complete damp proofing solution for your dwelling.

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When considering dampness in Polegate buildings, there are basically 3 primary causes:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three key kinds of damp are described in more detail in this article, together with suggestions for prevention and resolution, in case you discover them in your home or business premises in Polegate.


Penetrating damp in structures can be caused by a range of external factors for example: cavity wall problems, defective guttering, cracks in brickwork and broken roof tiles. Internally, burst or leaky pipes, overflowing basins or baths and damaged shower trays, can cause penetrating damp. If left to continue leaking these factors enable water to soak into the walls and woodwork, which over time lead to broken or blistered plaster, flaking paintwork and damp dark patches on walls.

If you've got a leaking roof and it has been left untreated over a long period of time, it can cause wet rot to develop in the timbers of your roof. Even though it is fortunate that wet rot doesn't affect brickwork, in the worst case, you may need a roof replacement (extremely expensive!) if your roof timbers become unsound structurally. Wet rot can be recognised by the appearance of black fungus on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the timbers, along with a distinctive musty smell from the rotting timber.

The means of prevention can be quite basic, for example inspecting pipework for leaks, repointing dodgy brickwork and cleaning and checking your roof and rain gutters for leaks. A professional Polegate damp proof specialist will check these areas in order to help avoid any further complications, as part of solving your issues with dampness.


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Condensation is very easy to spot and is a common form of damp within many houses in Polegate. Tiny water droplets form on cold surfaces when they come into contact with moist, warm air. It is a problem due to poor ventilation in areas where there is high humidity, i.e. bathrooms, boiler rooms and kitchens.

Simple solutions to stop condensation include wiping away any water droplets as they form and making sure there's enough ventilation in the major problem areas. Redirecting damp air to the outside of your home in Polegate, by upgrading or fitting cooker hoods, air bricks and extractor fans, will help you to eliminate this issue.

There could possibly be issues with sucking in damp air from outside, and by performing an in-depth damp proofing survey a specialist in Polegate will be able to identify things that exacerbate the situation. Airflow needs to be regulated properly to adequately minimise condensation problems, and a competent damp proofing specialist will be able to offer advice and solutions on this question.

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Homes constructed since 1875 in Great Britain have required a damp proof course or membrane to be installed as standard. If your house was constructed before this period it's conceivable you might not have one installed. It's a possibility that your damp proof course or membrane may have been damaged in some way if you are suffering with rising damp problems in a home built after this year.

It can be rather difficult to distinguish rising damp, however some giveaway signs are; white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being discovered on floor surfaces, crumbling or rotten skirtings and "tide marks" on walls. Although the existence of one or more of these is not conclusive, they are all clear indicators of rising damp.

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Merely checking your property's exterior walls to find out if you have a DPM can be the first step towards eliminating your rising damp. In order to get a satisfactory degree of protection the damp proof course ought to be above ground level by no less than 150mm (about six inches). You can dig the surrounding soil away to create this space if it is currently not sufficient, or you could put in a higher damp course if the former is not plausible.

If this isn't the problem and your damp proof membrane is in order, there may be more problematic issues to resolve caused by the moisture coming up from the ground beneath, up through your flooring, and into the walls of your property.

Damp proofing specialists in Polegate will quickly identify and remedy rising damp issues using a variety of techniques. Older houses which either have no DPM, or have a compromised one which is damaged over a wide area, can be treated with a damp proofing injection cream. This entails the drilling of holes at intervals along the wall's mortar course and the cream injected with a special nozzle to plug the spaces behind the brickwork.

If the damp proofing cream treatment is not sufficient, or the damage is too extensive to your membrane, a new damp proof course might need to be installed. While this level of repair work is a fairly drastic way to solve rising damp, it might be the only solution in the final analysis.

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Another solution for minimal areas of damage might include painting on a layer a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. This will be applied underneath your current floor coverings, so carpets, laminate flooring and tiles will have to be lifted prior to work being done. This is particularly effectual in basements as an integral part of the "tanking" procedure to create a watertight room. For further protection in such trouble spots, your Polegate damp proofing expert might recommend laying building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely.

Tanking: In areas of a property that are below ground, such as cellars or basements, tanking is the process where surfaces that are exposed are covered in a waterproof coating. Any plaster and wall coverings must be removed and the relevant surfaces prepared correctly before the commencement of any work, since this coating must be applied on the base surface of floors and walls. When this coating has been applied, it should be allowed to dry completely before replastering and decorating over the top of it. This is an exceptionally disruptive process because it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a property, and it's advisable to get more than one expert's opinion about whether this is the only resolution to your damp problems.


To help ease issues with condensation, you can try using dehumidifiers, which for reducing the moisture content of the air, are fairly effective. Because dehumidifiers primarily mask the cause of the damp and not get rid of it, there are disadvantages to this solution. A professional damp proofing specialist in Polegate will be able to advise on the best solution if you're experiencing dampness in any part of your home.


The best recommendations for local specialists with regards to home improvement projects are normally friends and relations. Before hiring any damp proofing services, always see if you can get at least 2 or 3 quotes from different Polegate companies. If you have any doubts about any specific damp proofing company you can ask to see qualifications and professional memberships.

Look for membership of and qualifications from trade bodies such as the DPA (Damp Proofing Association) or the Property Care Association (PCA), or contractors holding the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments or the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) qualifications.

Membership of the DPA or PCA guarantees that your chosen damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has the required experience to provide you with a first class damp proof service. Any remedial work supplied by one of their members also comes with a guarantee.

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Damp proofing can be done in Polegate and also in nearby places like: Arlington, Hailsham, Hellingly, Wannock, Eastbourne, Litlington, Alfriston, Stone Cross, Summerhill, Willingdon, Magham Down, Hankham, Foulride Green, Selmeston, Sayerland, Upper Dicker, and in these postcodes BN26 6AL, BN26 5EN, BN20 9QT, BN26 6AB, BN26 5NQ, BN26 5EA, BN26 6AS, BN26 6AN, BN26 5BW, BN26 5BA. Locally based Polegate damp proof specialists will most likely have the postcode BN26 and the dialling code 01323. Verifying this should make certain that you access locally based providers of damp proofing. Polegate home and business owners can benefit from these and many other similar services.

Family & Friends Recommendations

It is widely known that householders are more inclined to pay attention to a reference from a member of their family or a friend. Therefore, if you have friends, family or workmates who have recently had damp proofing done, and were satisfied with the outcome you can ask if they are prepared to recommend them. At the end of the day, word of mouth testimonials are more widely accepted, and this comes as no big surprise, since we all like to chat about services and products with our friends and relatives. It's still sensible to get at least 3 or 4 quotes from different companies locally, even though someone you know has highly recommended a certain damp proofing company.

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There is a variety of work that can be accomplished by your local Polegate damp proofing specialist including residential damp proofing Polegate, japanese knotweed control, damp proofing concrete floors, chemical DPC injection, condensation solutions, damp proofing services Polegate, damp proofing assessments in Polegate, commercial tanking, concrete repairs, damp proof paint applications Polegate, solving mould problems Polegate, mould treatments, damp proof injection cream treatments, treatments for rising damp in Polegate, wall tie replacement, wood rot treatment, solutions for black mould, timber surveys Polegate, timber treatments in Polegate, basement damp proofing Polegate, damp control, damp proofing walls Polegate, wet rot treatments Polegate, damp course installation, commercial damp proofing in Polegate, penetrating damp treatment, damp proof tanking, invasive weed control, plaster replacement, rising damp prevention, damp surveys Polegate, rising damp advice Polegate, flood defence Polegate, dry rot treatments in Polegate, and lots more. Listed are just a handful of the duties that are undertaken by people specialising in damp proofing. Polegate contractors will inform you of their entire range of services.


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Also find: Foulride Green damp proofing, Eastbourne damp proofing, Hankham damp proofing, Magham Down damp proofing, Litlington damp proofing, Alfriston damp proofing, Stone Cross damp proofing, Sayerland damp proofing, Willingdon damp proofing, Upper Dicker damp proofing, Wannock damp proofing, Arlington damp proofing, Summerhill damp proofing, Selmeston damp proofing, Hailsham damp proofing, Hellingly damp proofing services and more. All these areas are served by companies who do damp proofing. Polegate home and business owners can get damp proofing quotations by going here.

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Damp Proofing Around Polegate: Damp proofing services have recently been required in these Polegate streets and areas - Bay Tree Lane, Levett Close, Fairoak, Central Avenue, Oakleaf Drive, Reynoldstown Lane, Aberdale Road, Golden Miller Lane, Spurway Park, Brightling Road, Greenleaf Gardens, School Lane, Walnut Walk, Watermill Close, Southern Avenue, Manor Way, East Close, Shepham Lane, Glynleigh Drive, Farmlands Avenue, Hastings Close, Sayerland Lane, Bramley Road, Station Road, Clement Lane, Mortimer Gardens, Western Avenue, Coldthorn Lane, as well as these local Polegate postcodes: BN26 6AL, BN26 5EN, BN20 9QT, BN26 6AB, BN26 5NQ, BN26 5EA, BN26 6AS, BN26 6AN, BN26 5BW, BN26 5BA. Work was done in these places by experts in damp proofing. Polegate property owners enjoyed professional and competent damp proofing services.

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(This damp proofing Polegate information was updated on 21-09-2022)