Damp, whether rising damp, penetrating damp or dampnesss from condensation, can cause serious damage to both your property and your health. Left untreated, it creates a musty smell often accompanied by rotting timber, black mould and wet interior surfaces.
If your property is showing signs of water damage, our damp-proofing professionals in Midhurst offer a COMPREHENSIVE site visit to diagnose your damp problem and advise on the right course of treatment.
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Professional and affordable damp proofing services in Midhurst
Damp proofing walls in Midhurst
Damp walls and ceilings damage more than just the aesthetics of your home. Given time to penetrate your property, damp causes dry rot, wet rot, cracks in walls, and can worsen respiratory conditions such as asthma. If you notice any signs of damp, act immediately to prevent further damage.
Types of damp and recommended treatments
Having a professional diagnose your damp problem can save you a lot of time and money. While many signs of damp might look similar, the cause is often varied and requires expert knowledge.
At 1st Call Heritage, we offer a Comprehensive site survey to diagnose the cause of damp before advising on the correct type of treatment to restore your property.
Damp-proofing specialists Midhurst
Since forming in 1996, we’ve built an established reputation for offering excellent service for a wide range of damp-proofing services in Midhurst and surrounding areas, which include:
- structural waterproofing
- timber treatments
- dry rot treatments
- condensation solutions and condensation control
- basement waterproofing
Protecting your home and health is our top priority. No matter the complexity of your damp problem, our team will resolve and restore your property with minimal fuss or disturbance to your daily life.
We are proud to offer comprehensive damp-proofing services in Midhurst, West Sussex, to residential properties. As an independent business focused on delivering a high-end customer experience, we regularly monitor our reviews and promptly act on any feedback to improve our service.
When you first contact our team, we’ll guide you through our consultation process before arranging our comprehensive survey to diagnose your damp problems. Once we’ve identified the cause of damp and vulnerable areas of your property, we’ll create a treatment plan that works with your budget.
Damp Treatment Process
Our highly experienced team offer damp-proofing services in Midhurst and surrounding areas. All our treatments follow these five steps:
- Damp survey
Our team will diagnose the cause of damp and advise on the right type of treatment.
Following diagnosis, we’ll devise a treatment plan that works with your budget.
All repairs are implemented, including removal and replacement of damaged timber and plaster.
After repairs are completed, we apply a damp safeguard to protect your property.
- Clean up
We leave all work areas spotless so you can get on with more important things.
At every stage of our damp-proofing process, we’ll keep you updated on progress and answer any questions you might have along the way.
What is Damp Proofing?
Damp-proofing is a course of moisture control to prevent water from passing to interior spaces of your property. Damp problems can vary and require the right preventative action to prevent further damage from excessive moisture. Here are some of the most common types of damp.
Rising damp occurs when the fabric of your building absorbs natural ground water, resulting in salt stains, damaged plaster and rotten timber. Our team will repair or replace your damp-proof course to prevent any further moisture entering your property.
Penetrating damp occurs when moisture moves from the exterior wall of a building to the interior, typically caused by leaky gutters, damaged downpipes or corroded seals. At 1st Call Heritage, we’ll quickly diagnose the issue to remove damp from your property.
Condensation Problems On Internal Walls
Primarily caused by poor ventilation, condensation latches on to cold surfaces – such as walls and windows – resulting in black mould growth and other forms of fungi. By putting the right condensation control measures in place, we’ll help you prevent further damage to your property and your health.
Why do you need damp-proofing in Midhurst?
Damp-proofing is a course of moisture control that stops water penetrating the external walls of a property. Once inside your home, water will damage internal structures – including walls and ceilings – resulting in costly remedial fees.
How do I know if I need damp-proofing?
Typical signs your property requires damp-proofing, include:
- black mould and/or mildew on interior walls
- crumbling plasterboard and peeling wallpaper
- musty, damp smells
- rotting skirting boards and other timber fixings
- wet walls and ceilings, often with yellowish stains
How long does damp-proofing last?
Provided it’s correctly installed by a professional, a damp-proof course can last up to 25 years or more. At 1st Call Heritage Ltd, all our damp-proofing services come with a 20-year guarantee as standard.
Does damp-proofing add value to a property in Midhurst?
Proving your property is watertight with a damp-proof guarantee will increase its value and appeal to potential buyers. This is because damp is a deterrent and has the potential to cause costly remedial works and upheaval.
What are the common causes of damp in buildings in Midhurst?
Excess condensation caused by inadequate ventilation and home temperature regulation are common causes of damp, often resulting in mould forming on cold surfaces.
More severe cases of damp are caused by rising moisture from natural ground water penetrating brickwork and climbing exterior walls.
Call 1st Call Heritage Ltd For Expert Damp Proofing Services
Want to contact us about your damp problem in Midhurst? Protect your property and restore its value by contacting our damp-proofing professionals today!