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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14 Project: a damp survey taking out on a property we are looking at buying it came up on our survey are you the property owner: owner of the property how many rooms do you need damp proofing: 5+ rooms property ...
15 Project: i would like an initial consultation and quotation regarding some damp in my living room. i have effervescent salt patches on the inner wall. are you the property owner: owner of the property how many...
16 Project: damp proofing in void by garage are you the property owner: owner of the property how many rooms do you need damp proofing: 1-2 rooms property type: semi detached please call to appoint how many rooms...
17 Project: Damp assessment in upstairs bedroom and downstairs entrance hallway
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20 Project: i have had a butter which has caused damp in my kitchen lounge and a bedroom from cascading down the outside wall. i need a quite and then l am going to apply for a grant are you the property owner: o...

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Mr Patrick Cusack gave me excellent friendly advice and was a complete professional in his actions . He was aware that he didn’t actually cover the area I live in but took time to help with my problems. If asked I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this Gentleman’s Company.
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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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