Damp Proofing Southwater

Southwater Damp Proofing & Timber Treatment

Damp Proofing Southwater West Sussex (RH13): Problems with damp in your property in Southwater may not only look unsightly, but they can also bring about major structural and health problems as well. Peeling wallpaper and ugly damp patches can hide much more serious problems which, if not resolved speedily, may cost 1000s to repair. If you believe you might have damp problems you must get in touch with an established Southwater damp proofing specialist to inspect your property, and suggest the most effective damp proofing treatment for your home or business.

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

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  • Penetrating Damp

  • Condensation

  • Rising Damp


These three primary kinds of damp are outlined in greater detail in the following paragraphs, along with strategies for prevention and resolution, in the event you find them in your home or business in Southwater.


Commonplace external factors that can cause penetrating damp in your home include: cavity wall issues, cracks in brickwork, loose or broken roof tiles and defective guttering. Inside, overflowing baths or sinks, cracked shower trays and leaking or burst pipes, can cause penetrating damp. If left to carry on leaking these things allow water to soak into the woodwork and walls, which over time result in broken or blistered plaster, flaking or bubbling paintwork and dark damp patches on walls.

If neglected over a period of time, a leaking roof can cause wet rot in your roof timbers. Though it's lucky that wet rot doesn't have an impact on brickwork, in the worst case scenario, you may need to have a new roof installed if your roof timbers become structurally unsound. A distinctive musty smell, a "spongy" feel to your timbers and the appearance of black fungus, could all indicate the existence of wet rot.

The means of prevention can be pretty basic, for instance cleaning and checking your rain gutters and roof for leaks, examining piping for leaks and repointing brickwork. As an integral part of a complete damp proofing arrangement, your local Southwater damp proofing company will check out all these areas.


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Quite simple to spot and the cause of damp in many Southwater properties, condensation is extremely common. When colder surfaces come into contact with humid, warm air, minute water droplets form on those surfaces. It is often caused because of poor ventilation in areas where there is high humidity, i.e. boiler rooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

Easy solutions to reduce condensation involve wiping away any droplets whenever they form and making certain you've got enough ventilation in the problem areas. Redirecting humid air to the outside of your home in Southwater, by fitting or upgrading cooker hoods, air bricks and extractor fans, will help you to solve this annoying problem.

There may be issues with sucking in damp air from the outside, and by completing a detailed damp proof survey an expert in Southwater will be able to identify circumstances that bring about the situation. To satisfactorily minimise condensation, airflow must be regulated properly. A professional Southwater damp proofing specialist will be happy to offer solutions and advice to accomplish this in your home.

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Homes constructed since 1875 in Great Britain have required a damp proof course or membrane to be fitted as standard. If your home or property was constructed before this period it's perfectly possible that you may not have one installed. If you're experiencing rising damp in a home constructed after this date it may be that your damp proof course or membrane has been somehow or other.

Although hard to identify, crumbling or rotten skirtings, "tide marks" on walls and white powdery deposits appearing on walls or being found on floor surfaces, are all giveaway clues that you might have rising damp. It is feasible that you might have a rising damp issue if you've seen one or more of these.

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The initial step towards solving your rising damp problems should simply be to check whether or not you've got a DPM on the outside walls of your home in Southwater. It should be 150mm above ground level for adequate protection. You could dig away the surrounding soil to generate this gap if it is currently not sufficient, or you can install a higher damp proof course if the former is not feasible.

You might have more problematic issues if you learn that your damp proof course is okay, and it could be that the moisture is seeping up from the ground, up through your flooring, and into your property's walls, which is going to be an even more troubling situation.

Southwater damp proofing specialists will quickly be able to determine the causes of your rising damp, and using a variety of procedures will quickly resolve the problem. Older houses which either don't have a damp proof course at all, or have a compromised one that's damaged over a wide area, can be treated with a damp proof injection cream. Evenly spaced holes are drilled at intervals in the mortar joint, and a nozzle is used to inject the special cream, which then diffuses before curing to create an effective, horizontal water-repelling barrier.

If the damp proofing cream is not sufficient, or the damage to your membrane is too extensive, a new damp proof course might have to be put in. Whilst this level of repair work is a fairly extreme way to solve rising damp problems, it might be the only solution in the final analysis.

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Yet another option for less severe areas of damage may include painting with a bitumen based, waterproof latex emulsion coating. As this is applied beneath your floor coverings, laminate flooring, carpets and tiles must be lifted and removed before this operation can begin. Also used as a part of the tanking procedure to create a waterproof space, this is a particularly effective treatment in basements. Your Southwater damp proof specialist may recommend laying building paper (a specialist foil backed membrane) before the bitumen coating has dried completely, further protection in such problem areas.

Tanking: The process of covering exposed surfaces in a waterproof paint in a basement or below ground area is referred to as "tanking". This has to be applied on the base surface of floors and walls, therefore any wall covering and plaster must be removed and the relevant surfaces correctly prepared before the commencement of any work. As soon as the coating has been put on and dried, it is then the time to replaster and decorate on top of it. Since it needs to be applied to a whole basement level or ground floor of a property, this is a highly disruptive process. It is therefore wise to bring in more than one damp proofing specialist to be sure that this is really the only effective solution.


Problems with condensation can definitely be helped through the use of dehumidifiers, which are a highly efficacious way of reducing the moisture content in the air. The fact that these gadgets merely hide the cause of the damp and not cure it, is the major issue with the use of dehumidifiers. A professional damp proofing specialist in Southwater will be ready to give you advice on possible solutions if you are suffering from damp or mould in any part of your house.


The best recommendations for specialists with regards to home improvements are generally family and friends. Before hiring any damp proof services, you should always see if you can get at least two or three quotations from different Southwater companies. If you've got any doubts about any damp proofing company you should ask to look at qualifications and professional membership certificates.

Keep an eye out for contractors holding the CSTDB (Certificated Surveyor of Timber and Dampness) or the Certificated Surveyor in Remedial Treatments (CSRT) professional qualifications, or companies who are members of the PCA (Property Care Association) or the Damp Proofing Association (DPA).

You can guarantee that your damp proofing provider is suitably qualified and has the appropriate working experience to provide you with a first class damp proof service, if they are members of either the DPA or PCA. It also offers a guarantee over any remedial work accomplished by one of their members.

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Damp proofing services are available in in Southwater and also in: Five Oaks, Adversane, The Bar, Nuthurst, Copsale, Billingshurst, Brooks Green, Lower Beeding, Slinfold, Itchingfield, West Grinstead, Barns Green, Coneyhurst, Shipley, Cowfold, Mannings Heath, together with these postcodes RH13 9GL, RH13 9GZ, RH13 9TU, RH13 9GA, RH13 9AT, RH13 9AD, RH13 9XF, RH13 9GW, RH13 9JE, RH13 9GB. Locally based Southwater damp proof specialists will likely have the telephone code 01403 and the postcode RH13.

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Latest West Sussex damp proofing enquiries: Natasha Carr and Ronny Carr recently requested an estimate for solving condensation and mould issues in a kitchen in Stedham. Mr and Mrs Hewlett recently enquired about getting a price for fixing damp problems in a cottage in Harting, West Sussex. Warren Mcghee and Verity Mcghee recently asked for an estimate for eliminating condensation and damp issues in West Thorney. Amirah and Oakley Iles recently requested an estimate for damp proofing a conservatory in a bungalow in Cuckfield. Manha Leigh and Jamie Leigh recently asked for a quote for damp proofing a cellar in a cottage in Northchapel, West Sussex. Niamh and Aron Bateman recently asked for a quote for resolving damp problems in Hassocks. India and Baxter Westwood recently asked for a quotation for clearing up condensation and mould problems in a detached house in Southwick. Atticus Hale recently enquired about damp proofing a conservatory in a terraced house in Iping.

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There are a whole host of tasks that can be completed by your local Southwater damp proofing specialist including residential damp proofing in Southwater, damp proofing prices, cavity wall tie replacement in Southwater, damp course installations, commercial damp proofing, black mould treatment, chemical DPC injection in Southwater, damp proofing floors Southwater, commercial tanking, solving mould problems in Southwater, property surveys, pressure grouting Southwater, rendering repairs Southwater, damp proofing in kitchens, rising damp treatment, damp proofing internal walls, damp proofing a basement, vapour barrier installations in Southwater, condensation solutions, basement waterproofing, flood defence Southwater, damp proofing a garage, dampproofing surveys, damp proof membrane installation, cavity wall construction, basement tanking Southwater, structural waterproofing, condensation treatment in Southwater, and more.


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Households in Mill Straight, East Gun Copse Road, Worthing Road, Andrew's Lane, The Quarter Mile, The Laurels, The Copse, The Brook, The Meadows, Foxfield Cottages, Green Close, Abbots Leigh, The Glen, Cedar Drive, West Gun Copse, Church Lane, Buttercup Way, Parthings Lane, Timber Mill, Shipley Road, Fletchers, Andrews Road, Oak Road, Porchester Close, Jackrells Lane, Kings Lane, have needed damp proofing recently. Waterproofing work also completed in these local Southwater postcodes: RH13 9GL, RH13 9GZ, RH13 9TU, RH13 9GA, RH13 9AT, RH13 9AD, RH13 9XF, RH13 9GW, RH13 9JE, RH13 9GB.

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(This damp proofing Southwater information was checked and updated on 19-05-2022)