Don’t let your Chichester dream home suffer from damp problems: instead, call 1st Call Heritage Ltd for expert damp proofing in Chichester. Damping occurs when excess water eats at the ground underneath a home. Damp results in a musty and dusty house complete with wet and dry rot, unpleasant mould, damp walls, and more, especially older properties. Our Chichester West Sussex experts provide many damp-proofing services that can prevent and identify damp problems.


Our friendly team is always willing to discuss our damp proofing services at length, so contact us today if you’d like to get started. You can call us now on 01243 379 295 or email your queries to, where we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible. Read on to learn more about the damp-proofing solutions that we offer. 

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Damp Proofing Walls in Chichester

Unfortunately, many residents only start thinking of damp proofing in Chichester when damp starts appearing on their walls or ceiling. Besides being visually unappealing, dampness results in property damage from wet and dry rot and condensation control issues and may worsen or cause respiratory problems like asthma.

Dampness also causes higher energy bills as your HVAC system must work harder. Call our damp proofing specialists when you notice any dampness in your home, especially older properties.

Damp Proofing Specialist Chichester

Types of Damp and Damp Treatments

Identifying what damp proofer treatment your property requires is complex for a non-professional. While different types of dampness look similar, they need other damp proof treatments.

  • Wet and dry rot
  • Rising damp
  • Penetrating damp
  • Excessive condensation 

One treatment used widely is a damp proof course. This waterproofing method consists of a barrier inside a wall that prevents rising dampness.

However, this method doesn’t protect against other dampness types, and having a professional damp proofing survey from a damp surveyor will determine which treatment your home requires.

Damp Proof Membrane

A damping proof membrane is a highly dense polyethylene impervious to water or other contaminants. This method is excellent for basements waterproofing and treats or prevents both penetrating and rising damp as well as wet rot and dry rot.

The membrane latches to your internal walls, and its bumpy structure forms a cavity allowing moisture to evaporate behind your masonry walls.

Damp Treatment Process

Our damp proofing experts provide comprehensive damping treatment services to Chichester, West Sussex and the South East. Each damp proofing treatment includes the following six steps:

  1. Our damp surveys identify the damp issue using a special damp meter. We will also look for telltale signs such as fungal spores, timber decay, and the structural integrity of building, which if left uncheced can cause serious damage.
  2. After our damp survey determines the source, our team starts the treatment process.
  3. Our team discusses a targeted treatment plan aligned with your property and budget.
  4. Our team implements external and internal repairs, including removing and replacing damaged, rotting timber or plaster.
  5. We implement damp safeguards to protect your property.
  6. We leave any previous dusty house clean.

From any initial damp survey to completely removing or safeguarding from dampness, our team will stay in constant communication. Our damp proofing services in Chichester include keeping you in the loop and answering any questions or concerns you have.

Damp Proofing Specialist Chichester

1st Call Heritage Ltd and our Chichester damp proofing specialists proudly provide a wide range of damping services to Chichester and surrounding communities. We have many damp proof methods that can identify and prevent damp from damaging your property:
• Structural waterproofing
• Timber treatments
• Dry rot treatments
• Condensation solutions and condensation control
• Interior & Cavity wall protection
• Basement waterproofing
Protecting your home and your health is our top concern, and our well-armed team will administer the proper damping treatment to prevent or stop damping problems. If you spot any wood rot or see or smell mold, call 1st Call Heritage Ltd immediately.

We at 1st Call Heritage are proud to offer comprehensive damp proofing services to clients in Chichester. Our team has continued to refine our damp proofing methods to make sure that homeowners are getting the best solutions available. We have taken on board feedback from many clients over the years and used it to improve our services. From start to finish, you can expect our staff to work closely with you, as they ensure that you’re pleased with our damp proofing solutions. 

When you first reach out to our team for damp proofing services, you will be taken through a comprehensive consultation process. Our team will ask you to provide them with as much detail as possible concerning your damp proofing needs. We will need to know if you have any existing damp-related problems that need to be sorted out before we install damp proofing features. You can expect our staff to take you through this process as quickly as possible. 

Before we begin work on fitting your damp proofing solutions, our team will need to carry out an inspection on your property. The survey that we carry out is completed to identify the areas of your home that are most susceptible to damp. Once we’ve found the areas of your property that are vulnerable, we’ll have a better idea of where you need to have damp proofing measures fitted. The quality equipment that we offer means that these surveys are carried out swiftly for all clients. 


Next, we will introduce you to the range of effective damp proofing solutions that we have available. Thanks to the knowledge possessed by our staff, we can recommend damp proofing measures that are suitable for all types of situations. Whether you have a clear idea of the type of damp proofing solutions you want to have put in place or you have no idea where to start, our team will deliver expert advice at every stage of the process. Such thorough services set us apart from similar damp proofing contractors. 

After everything has been agreed upon concerning your damp proofing solutions, our team will arrange a convenient date upon which to visit your home and have the new features fitted. You can expect us to work with speed and efficiency as we have your damp proofing systems up and running in no time. Our Chichester team will ensure that there is minimal disruption to your daily routine, as we aim to have the damp proofing system set up swiftly. 

Our staff uphold high standards of health and safety on all damp proofing projects to make sure that both our team members and clients are safe. You can expect our damp proofing installation team to act professionally at all times and keep you up to date with our progress. We understand that damp proofing can be an invasive process, so we will respect your privacy when fitting the necessary features. 

We will need to make sure that your new damp proofing systems are working correctly before leaving. Our staff will check all of the systems that they’ve put in place to ensure that they are fitted securely. We pride ourselves on being able to deliver lasting solutions to all Chichester homeowners that have concerns about damp. By checking over our work thoroughly, we make good on our promise to deliver durable and effective systems that have been built to last. 

The team at 1st Call Heritage realises that the process of damp proofing your home can be a complicated one. There are different requirements for all projects, and no two homes are the same. If you have any further questions about our process for installing damp proofing measures, be sure to get in touch with our experts today. Our team will be more than happy to take you through the specifics of our services and help you get a clearer idea of our capabilities. 

What is Damp Proofing?

As an umbrella term, damp proofing covers various damp treatments and methods to prevent a property from absorbing excessive moisture through its interior or exterior walls or floors. There are three main issues damp proofing helps avoid or resolve.

Rising Damp

Rising damp is when the water rises through the walls and fabric of a property. This process occurs after a building absorbs moisture from the ground. A bridged, missing, or broken damp proof course allows groundwater to enter your walls’ floors through capillary action. Common rising damp problem signs include:

  • Salt stains on your walls
  • Rotten or damaged plaster, wallpaper, or skirting boards
  • A “tide stain” sitting above your skirting board

Penetrating Damp

A water leak outside the property primarily causes this damp type. An outside leak includes broken or leaky gutters, damaged downpipes, corroded seals, and faulty and cracked joints. Internal problems like wet and dry rot, lousy plumbing, leaky showers, or washing machines may also cause this problem.

Our penetrating damp treatment starts identifying the problem’s source. Common penetrating damping signs include wet plaster, ceilings, and walls with damp or moss growth.

Condensation Problems On Internal Walls

Subpar ventilation and excessive humidity create condensation, cold surfaces, and stormy weather conditions.

Besides excessive window condensation and damaged furniture, this damping problem may result in black mould growth. As moist air bumps into a colder surface such as mirrors, windows, or walls. These surfaces trigger mould growth under the right conditions. Black mould also occurs in wet or damp masonry.

Our Chichester damp proofing experts will identify the dampness and administer the proper moisture treatment. Let our team address damp problems today if you notice a musty smell of mould. When we treat dampness, we prevent damage to your home and eliminate harmful allergies worsened by mould or fungus.


Why Is Damp Proofing Important?

Damp proofing helps prevent excess moisture from damaging your home or business. However, since different damp issues exist, homeowners need the proper treatment. 1st Call Heritage Ltd’s damp survey determines what solution works best for you and your property.

Why Is There Damp in My House or Property?

Typical damping causes include:

  • Condensation in hotspot areas like bathrooms, kitchens, and bedrooms
  • Leaky or damaged gutters
  • Building damages or defects
  • Severe water damage from storms
  • Faulty plumbing

Will Damping Cause Structural Issues?

Over time, damping causes structural issues. Aside from creating stains on your walls and ceilings, damp causes iron and steel fasteners to break, rot, and break plaster and mortal off the walls.
Damping also triggers mould and moss growth, causing structural damage and health problems.

How Can I Prevent Dampness?

Cleaning and repairing your gutters help prevent dampness. You should also check your roof, especially after a severe weather storm. Our damp proofing services can help prevent dampness.

Call 1st Call Heritage Ltd For Expert Damp Proofing Services

Damping easily damages homes and may even trigger health problems due to mould or fungus. Damp proofing your property prevents these problems. For the best damp proofing Chichester service.

Rising Damp

Wet Rot / Dry Rot

Woodworm Treatment

Cavity Wall Extraction

Basement Conversions

Wall Tie Replacement