Damp proofing

Damp proofing

Moisture can cause massive problems in your home, so it’s important to have the right treatment to your walls to ensure there is no structural damage or hidden issues.

A damp-proof course (DPC) acts as a horizontal barrier in the wall to resist moisture. Moisture will rise through a structure by capillary action, known commonly as rising damp. This prevents water transferring from the earth to a building.

Without a DPC moisture will rise to the walls, creating cracks and breaking the cement-paint bonds. This will create dark spots on the wall and mould will form.

Installing damp proofing

Damp proof coursing is installed into most homes when built, but over time its effectiveness can deteriorate. This means you may need a top-up to ensure moisture is resisted and your property stays safe.

Old properties commonly have a lack of damp proofing walls and this is picked up quickly with surveys that register how badly the moisture content is.

A DPC is often installed between two courses of brick as a thick plastic strip. You can also have damp proofing for the floor, known as damp-proof membrane. This is a thick polythene slab laid under the flooring.

DPCs and DPMs can be welded together to create a continuous barrier and prevent moisture penetration further.

Damp proofing quotes

Damp proofing is crucial to preventing rising damp issues and is something you should certainly look at if there are any problems. If left untouched you could face more hassle and fees later down the line.

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2 Project: We have a medium sized mould patch in our bathroom. We would like the mould removal done as soon as possible. How much should we expect to spend on removing the mould properly? Thank you.
3 Project: My dad's house (he's 97) had a leak discovered in 2018 under the upstairs bathroom washbasin. This was caused by the plumber who refurbished it 4 years ago - not putting a 'major bolt' on the washbas...
4 Project: Looking for someone to pop out to the house for free to find the main cause of the mould/damp and a quote on how to fix the problem
5 Project: Two patches of mould identified and removed. I am the landlord of this property and the tenant has just made me aware of the issue so need to deal with asap. Thanks
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10 Project: Lots of mould appearing in bathroom and upstairs hall. Tried mould paint numerous times still not working. Wall is to the outside of house. Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many...
11 Project: removal of mould in loft area Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many rooms do you need damp proofing: 1-2 Rooms Property Type: Detached Please call to appoint Are you the prope...
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14 Project: I have mould by my bedroom windows that I need removing.
15 Project: Small 2 bedroom flat with a bathroom and en-suite. Significant mould growth in bathrooms and corners of other rooms. All cleaned please
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17 Project: Mould removal for a bathroom ceiling
18 Project: Wall treated Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many rooms do you need damp proofing: 1-2 Rooms Property Type: Other Please call to appoint
19 Project: There are signs of mould (dark green and pink) on the ceiling of my shower. I would like to get it totally removed
20 Project: I have mould in my bedroom and bathroom. Spread across 2 walls in bedroom and in one corner in my bathroom

Reviews of damp proofing companies

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SENTINEL DESIGN AND BUILD
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I had no problem with sentinel design and build in giving me a quote. I would have liked more companies interested in the job to get a fairer understanding of the work involved.
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CHRIS BROWN T/A MAPLE HOME IMPROVEMENTS
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THE HIVE EFFICIENCY GROUP
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Professional. Helpful.
By - Nigel S.
THE HIVE EFFICIENCY GROUP
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all good
By Miss Sara W.
SEAL
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Still not had the quote sent to me :-(

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Gentleman that came out was very helpful and discussed the best soloution for my problem