Damp Proofing Rustington

Rustington Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Rustington West Sussex (BN16): Damp problems in your property in Rustington not only look unappealing, but they can bring about serious health and structural problems as well. If not resolved promptly, some of the more serious problems can cost you 1000s to repair, and might be hard to spot beneath damp patches and peeling wallpaper. If you've got a problem like this there is very little that you can do to solve it yourself, and the wisest thing to do is to speak to a competent Rustington damp proofing specialist to undertake a survey and come up with possible solutions.

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In Rustington dwellings there are 3 principal problem areas of how damp can affect your property:

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These 3 key kinds of damp are reviewed in greater detail below, along with strategies for prevention and resolution, if you happen to discover them in your house in Rustington.


Penetrating damp in buildings can be attributable to various external factors for instance: cracks in brickwork, cavity wall problems, damaged guttering and broken or loose roof tiles. Inside, overflowing sinks or bathtubs, burst or leaking pipes and cracked shower trays, can cause penetrating damp. If left unchecked, blistered or broken plaster, dark damp patches on walls and flaking paintwork, will be the obvious outcome of water soaking into the woodwork and walls.

If you've got a leaking roof and it has been left untreated for quite some time, it can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Wet rot doesn't spread into your brickwork, but having it can mean that in a worst case scenario your roof timbers become structurally dangerous, necessitating a new roof. Wet rot can be identified by black fungus appearing on your woodwork and a "spongy" feel to the timbers, together with a distinctive musty smell from the rotting wood.

You should not panic however, because to stop these problems from happening, a few straightforward steps such as examining pipework for leaks, cleaning and checking your gutters and roof for leaks and repointing dodgy brickwork should avoid such issues. A knowledgeable damp proofer in Rustington will check these areas to help avoid any future complications, as an integral part of resolving your issues with damp.


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Condensation is extremely easy to identify and is a common form of damp within many properties in Rustington. Small droplets of water appear on cooler surfaces when humid, warm air comes into contact with these surfaces. Poor ventilation in areas with high humidity, such as in kitchens, bathrooms and boiler rooms, is the most common cause of condensation.

Basic solutions to reduce condensation include wiping away any droplets of water whenever they form and making sure there's adequate ventilation in the main trouble spots. The steps needed may require the installation or updating of cooker hoods, air bricks and extractors, with the intention of redirecting moisture laden air outside of your home in Rustington.

There could possibly be issues with drawing in moist air from the outside, and by performing a detailed damp proofing survey a specialist in Rustington will be able to find things that give rise to the problem. To effectively control condensation problems, airflow has to be regulated properly. A reliable Rustington damp proofing specialist will be able to offer advice and solutions to accomplish this in your home.

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Ever since 1875, a damp proof course has been compulsory in all houses built in the UK. You might not have a damp proof course installed on your home in Rustington if it was built earlier than this. If you're experiencing rising damp in a home built after this time it may be that your damp proof course or damp proof membrane has been damaged in some way.

If you suppose that you may have rising damp, a white powdery deposit being found on floor surfaces or forming on walls, crumbling or rotten skirting boards and tide marks on walls, are fair indications that you might be right. If you see or think that you may have any of these issues, it's possible that you have a rising damp problem.

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The first step towards solving your rising damp problems should simply be to check whether or not you have a damp course on the external walls of your property in Rustington. It needs to be 150mm (approximately 6") above ground level for adequate protection. If this is not the case you may be able to dig the ground away to generate this gap, or if this isn't possible, you could put in a higher damp course.

If your damp proof course is in order and the gap from the ground is not the explanation for the problem, dampness could be coming up through your flooring and into your walls, which might be a more challenging issue.

Damp proofing professionals in Rustington will swiftly detect and resolve rising damp using a number of techniques. If you've got an older home with no damp proof membrane or one that is damaged over an extensive area, a damp proof cream (such as Permaguard or Dryzone) can be injected into your external walls. This calls for the drilling of holes at intervals into your brickwork and the cream injected with a special nozzle to fill up the spaces behind the brickwork.

In cases where damp proofing injection cream isn't an appropriate treatment, or where the DPM is extensively damaged, putting in a complete new damp proof course might be neccessary. Although this is naturally a fairly extreme plan of action, it could be the best way to remedy your damp problems successfully.

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For less severe areas of damp course damage, yet another possible option would be to coat with a waterproof (bitumen based) latex emulsion. Tiles, laminate flooring or carpeting will have to be lifted before any work can be undertaken, because it is applied underneath your floor coverings. Also used as part of the tanking procedure to make a room watertight, this is a particularly effective solution in cellar areas. For additional protection in these trouble spots, your Rustington damp proofing expert might suggest the laying of building paper (a special foil backed membrane) before the bitumen paint has dried completely.

Tanking: The process of coating exposed surfaces with a waterproof paint in a below ground area such as a basement or cellar is known as "tanking". As this waterproof coating must be applied on the base surface of floors and walls, all plaster and wall covering must be taken off before work commences, and the appropriate surfaces properly prepared. Once this paint has been put on, it should be allowed to dry out completely before replastering the wall surfaces and decorating over the top of it. This is a very disruptive job as it has to be applied to an entire ground floor or basement level of a building, and it's wise to obtain more than one specialist's opinion about whether this is the only resolution to your rising damp.


Issues with condensation can definitely be improved through the use of dehumidifiers, which are an efficient way to remove moisture from the air. The drawback with the use of dehumidifiers in trying to stop damp and mould is that they merely alleviate the cause of the damp, not get rid of it. A competent damp proofing specialist in Rustington will be ready to advise on the best solution if you're experiencing dampness in any area of your property.


Friends and family should invariably be the first choice when you are looking for recommendations for local professionals. When possible you should always see if you can get at least two or three different quotations from a number of companies, and before signing up to any specific damp proof providers, you should ask to look at professional memberships and qualifications, as a verification of their credibility.

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

You can be certain that your damp proofing specialist is suitably qualified and has acquired the appropriate working experience to offer a first class damp proofing service, if they are members of the DPA or PCA. Any remedial work undertaken by one of their members is also guaranteed.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Rustington and also in: Kingston, Arundel, Ferring, Shoreham-by-Sea, Poling, Worthing, West Preston, Middleton-on-Sea, Toddington, Ford, Angmering, Climping, East Preston, Wick, Littlehampton, Walberton, Goring-by-Sea, and in these postcodes BN16 2BU, BN16 2NZ, BN16 2RD, BN16 2QN, BN16 2PG, BN16 2DD, BN16 2EF, BN16 2RP, BN16 2JY, BN16 2AX. Locally based Rustington damp proof specialists will probably have the phone code 01903 and the postcode BN16.

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In the West Sussex area you'll likewise find: South Harting damp proof specialists, Cuckfield damp proofing, Ashurst Wood damp proofers, Middleton on Sea damp proofing, Aldingbourne damp proofers, Harting damp proof specialists, Southgate damp proof specialists, Southwater damp proofing, Pulborough damp proofing specialists, Haywards Heath damp proof specialists, Barnham damp proofing specialists, West Thorney damp proofing specialists, Iping damp proofing, Arundel damp proofers, Oving damp proofing, Lancing damp proofing specialists, Ferring damp proof specialists, West Wittering damp proofing, Bosham damp proofers, Fernhurst damp proof specialists, Fishbourne damp proofing, Mannings Heath damp proofing specialists, Lindfield damp proofing, Ifold damp proofing, Ferring damp proofing specialists, Coldwaltham damp proofing specialists, Iping damp proofing specialists, Ashurst Wood damp proofing, Aldwick damp proofing specialists, Partridge Green damp proofing specialists.

Throughout West Sussex you will be able to find damp proofing specialists who will offer various solutions for your damp problems. If you cannot find the perfect damp proofing expert in Rustington itself then you should be able to find one nearby.


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In the past 12 months damp proofing surveys were done in the following Rustington streets: Shaftesbury Road, Conbar Avenue, Copper Hall Close, Sheep Fold Avenue, Cleeves Way, Wallace Road, Orchard Gardens, Knightscroft Close, Cudlow Garden, Sea Road, Manor Road, Hobbs Way, Central Avenue, Henry Avenue, Windsor Drive, Staffords Close, Taylor Close, Ruston Park, Jubilee Avenue, Fircroft Crescent, Marama Gardens, Parry Drive, Green Bushes Close, Station Road, Claigmar Road, North Lane, and in these West Sussex postcodes: BN16 2BU, BN16 2NZ, BN16 2RD, BN16 2QN, BN16 2PG, BN16 2DD, BN16 2EF, BN16 2RP, BN16 2JY, BN16 2AX.

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(This damp proofing Rustington page was updated on 21-09-2022)