Damp Expertise Since 1956

Local, independent experts in damp prevention serving Sussex and the South East.

For over 60 years we have worked with commercial and domestic clients offering basement tanking, garage damp prevention, timber treatment, and more to help preserve all types of properties.

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Damp Proofing in Worthing Serving Sussex and the South East

At R.H. Smith (Worthing) Ltd, we provide a range of damp control and property preservation services to clients across Sussex and the South East. Our team specialises in timber treatment, basement tanking, and garage damp prevention, and pride ourselves on giving our customer honest, effective solutions to all damp problems. As a member of PCA and Trustmark, you can be sure you’re getting the best service, including detailed surveys and effective aftercare advice.

All of our treatments are designed to identify the underlying cause, repair any damage and ensure your property is protected from future damp problems. We offer face-to-face surveys of all properties as well as a comprehensive 20-year company guarantee on most of the work that we carry out. You’ll always get honest recommendations of what work needs carrying out, even if this means a cheaper or free option for you.


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Wood treatment Worthing

Our Services

At R.H. Smith (Worthing) Ltd, we provide a comprehensive range of damp control and property preservation services. Serving Sussex and the South East, we specialise in basement waterproofing, timber treatment, damp control, condensation removal, and more. As members of Property Care Association and Trustmark, you can be sure that all of our damp control services are high quality and extensive.

Damp control Worthing

About Us

Established in 1956, our local, independent, family run damp control business has over 60 years of experience in the business. Over the years, we’ve built a reputation for quality damp proofing, timber treatment, basement waterproofing and flood prevention services. Our dedicated team of damp specialists are fully trained and registered, giving you peace of mind that your property is in the best hands.

Our customers say…


“We had a timber survey carried out by R.H. Smith. They have been excellent from the start, prompt communication and even managed to schedule us a last minute cancellation appointment as I needed the survey done quickly. The report came through 4 days later as promised. Very honest report and extremely helpful.”

Jen R

Rising damp treatment Sussex

Rising & Penetrating Damp

If you’ve observed tide marks or mould growth on your skirting boards or property walls, these may be signs of rising damp. Since 1956, we have been providing homeowners and commercial property owners with rising damp treatment and general damp penetration treatment services in Worthing. Our damp proofing services are designed to tackle overhead, lateral and rising damp.

Wet rot Worthing

Dry and Wet Rot

Both dry rot and wet rot should not be underestimated as they can cause extensive damage to your property. Left untreated, both dry and wet rot can lead to damage to the structural integrity of your property, making it unsafe and a risk to your family. Not to mention, the wrong diagnosis could lead to the wrong rot treatment, meaning more costly repairs down the road.

Timber treatment Sussex

Timber Decay & Woodworm

If your property’s structure mainly comprises timber, it is important you have it checked for woodworm infestation. Prior to carrying out any form of timber treatment, we’ll conduct a thorough survey to understand the extent of the damage. We’ll then use comprehensive and cost-effective remedies such as spraying insecticide and/or fungicide to get rid of the beetle infestation in your wood.

Basement tanking Worthing

Basement Tanking

Basement waterproofing is one of the best ways to prevent damp in your basement. We serve clients in Worthing and across Sussex and the South East and provide a basement tanking service that is affordable and second to none. We use various comprehensive methods to make sure your basement is completely waterproof and free from rising damp and other moisture problems.

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How to Spot Rotting Timber (and What to Do About It) Whether you have a new build or an old property, the structure will be made up of timber framing. It’s a strong, reliable material used in construction, unfortunately, it’s susceptible to wood rot. When wet or dry...

5 Benefits of Waterproofing Your Basement

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5 Tips for Stopping Damp Problems in Your Home

5 Tips for Stopping Damp Problems in Your Home

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Whether you’ve found rotten wood or a damp issue in your property in Worthing, it is advisable to seek the help of a professional straight away. At R.H. Smith (Worthing) Ltd, we have been providing services including timber treatment, basement tanking, condensation control, fungal decay remedies and much more since 1956 and have a team of trained, qualified experts ready to help. Call us now to arrange a site visit: 01903 238 316