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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1 Project: Rising damp on kitchen wall
2 Project: Fix damp n mould issues 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
3 Project: We have a lot of black mould in the shop Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many rooms do you need damp proofing: 1-2 Rooms Property Type: Commercial Please call to appoint
4 Project: Hi there is mold and damp in the first floor rooms of the property. Can you please contact my tenant Claudia on the mobile number provided, visit the property and quote me the price for mold removal ...
5 Project: The original part of our house was built in 1960 and two of the downstairs rooms have damp, probably rising, in an outer wall. Best to contact me by email as my phone is often silent.
6 Project: Black mould has appeared upstairs in bedrooms and bathroom - child's bedroom the worst. Was cleaned and painted recently but is back on walls again. Just want advice on if there is a bigger issue ot...
7 Project: We need a quote for the remediation of what looks like black mould hidden behind wallpaper in the front two rooms of an old house. Thanks. Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many ro...
8 Project: I have recently received an independent damp survey and require a few damp-proofing jobs: I need to fit a humidity controlled extractor fan in the kitchen and a coredrill vent in the living room. I th...
9 Project: mould removal in bedroom approx. 1 sg metre Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many rooms do you need damp proofing: 1-2 Rooms Property Type: Terrace Please call to appoint
10 Project: An initial survey to format an appropriate solution
11 Project: I need carpets in two bedrooms deeply cleaned to remove mould, especially in one of the bedrooms
12 Project: Ok, how many rooms do you need damp proofing? 1-2 I have got damp in our dinning room even thow we know the damp proofing has been done but we don't no when it was done
13 Project: Found mould in a bedroom in my house. Looking to get it removed but need an affordable price and if there is an option to pay off the cost in installments. Are you the property owner: Relative of Owne...
14 Project: We would like mould in our bathroom to please be removed from our walls. We live in a tenement flat so the ceilings are quite high. Are you the property owner: Tenant (with permission) How many rooms ...
15 Project: An assessment of damp in my tenants property
16 Project: i'm the owner and landlord of this property which has a damp problem in all 4 corners of the property, it's a 2 bed detached ground floor maisonette. but, one of the corners suffering damp is an inter...
17 Project: Mould I’m up stairs bedroom removed and cause found
18 Project: Need to remove and treat mould under the building around 63m2. Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many rooms do you need damp proofing: 5+ Rooms Property Type: Other Please call to...
19 Project: Check for mould and remove it
20 Project: Got some black mould on few ceilings Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many rooms do you need damp proofing: 3-4 Rooms Property Type: Terrace Please call to appoint

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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.
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THE HIVE EFFICIENCY GROUP
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all good
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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