Damp Proofing


Damp Proofing

Rising damp and penetrating damp is can cause great harm to your property as well as posing a health risk. We offer expert damp proofing treatments in Sussex and can diagnose the problem by undertaking a rising damp survey. We will then recommend a course of treatment to fix damp issues permanently. We can treat any damp issues you may have through our damp proofing treatments, including dry rot, wet rot, and woodworm treatment. If any damp issues are evident in your property, it’s time to call in the experts to eradicate it as soon as possible. Damp can lead to black mould, which is something that must be avoided at all costs.

Types of Damp Issues

Rising damp is caused by moisture below the wall, usually from the ground that is pulled into the material. It often comes from a failed damp proof course which has deteriorated over time or has been incorrectly installed. Another structure, such as steps that have been damaged, can allow the damp to be carried into the porous walls. Rising damp can also occur when wall construction ages. The bricks become more permeable, developing cracks in the material and creating channels which pull up moisture into the wall. If a wall was constructed badly, or a long time ago, then rising damp can be a real problem.

Penetrating damp is one of the most destructive and invasive problems you can encounter in your property. There are different reasons for penetrating damp depending on where it’s located. Roof problems can cause damp spots to appear on your ceiling. This includes broken or missing roof tiles or even burst or leaking pipes in the attic of your property. If you are seeing damp on your walls, this is most likely due to defects in the exterior plaster or brickwork such as the pointing or even an improperly sealed window.

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If you would like a free no-obligation consultation for your plastering project, then please give us a call on 01274 864 602 or 07884 446 667. You can also get in touch with us by filling out our enquiry form below. Alternatively, you can contact us directly via email at info@paulsmithcornice.co.uk.

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    We cannot speak highly enough of Paul and his incredible work ethic, skill and dedication to the job. He worked on a number of plastering projects in our home and the work is of the highest standard. Quick and efficient with incredible attention to detail. He really went above and beyond with everything, from cleaning up each day and checking we were happy with the work at every stage. Highly recommended.

    Jim Kendall

    Wonderful service! Very polite hard working and caring team. Plastered our ceilings in one day and did a very good job. I really recommend this company.

    Sam Kent

    Paul and his team re-plastered my whole house and did a fantastic Job. I’ve already recommended Paul to friends and customers of mine and have heard only excellent feedback. Would highly recommend without hesitation.

    Yvonne Fletcher

    They did a fantastic job in our kitchen. They worked really hard and followed up with us even after the work was completed to ensure we were still happy. They took their time and did the job patiently and to detail. Happy to recommend them. They are great plasterers.

    Mick Heywood

    They have installed coving to several rooms in our house and have done a superb job. Definitely increased the value of our home and we will be having them back to do two more rooms. First class service!

    Phil Hunt

    Paul and his lads have restored all of our cornices and coving and fitted out another room. They are wizards at what they do. Truly stunning work and can't praise them enough. Absolutely brilliant.

    Sara Walker