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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Local Damp proofing Projects

1 Project: I am having some problems with damp in my kitchen and I was wondering if anyone is available to have a look and give me quote? Thank you
2 Project: Hi, I'm in the process of purchasing a property in Carmarthen and have received a survey which recommends the following: - obtain a specialist timber and damp report from a Property Care Associa...
3 Project: We need a damp surveyor to help us identify and treat the cause of a damp smell in our living room Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many rooms do you need damp proofing: 1-2 Rooms...
4 Project: 1. stop the rain in water come to the party wall. 2. replace roof guttering service. It was happen by storm damage Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many rooms do you need damp...
5 Project: Have a very slight amount of mould on my bathroom ceiling. It is not a lot it is literally a few spores of mould in a small section but noticed it recently, would like to get a quote to get this clean...
6 Project: DAMP AND TIMBER REPORT QUOTE
7 Project: Damp on one wall need treated
8 Project: Hi I buying a house and i need a damp survey certificate for my bank Thanks Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many rooms do you need damp proofing: 1-2 Rooms Property Type: Ter...
9 Project: Outside wall .. noticed inside a bedroom bottom floor that mould is appearing at the top of the skirting. There has been a vent that has been plastered over sometime ago... Also the guttering has bloc...
10 Project: Mould in most rooms at the windows. Possibly on one of the walls in a built in wardrobe. Are you the property owner: Tenant (with permission)
11 Project: 1. stop the rain in water come to the party wall. 2. replace roof guttering service. It was happen by storm damage Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many rooms do you need damp...
12 Project: I am in the process of buying a house in Beverley which needs some damp work pricing up. Could you assist with a damp and timber survey please? Please email as I am working abroad or call but t...
13 Project: Hello, please send me messages to my phone. We can talking with messages and I can send you pictures of my problem with mould.
14 Project: Kitchen mould on exposed stone wall. Home kit suggests not staph mould. Would like expert advice before removing and painting
15 Project: Mould removal from behind kitchen sink, washing machine and dishwasher. Mould removed from a bedroom cupboard. Are you the property owner: Tenant (with permission) How many rooms do you need damp proo...
16 Project: Damp proofing solution for a 100 yr old building. Built with single brick only. Millisle Masonic Hall. Are you the property owner: Relative of Owner How many rooms do you need damp proofing: 1-2 Rooms...
17 Project: Black Mould removed from bedroom ceiling Are you the property owner: Relative of Owner How many rooms do you need damp proofing: 1-2 Rooms Property Type: Terrace Please call to appoint
18 Project: Have damp in my flat. Need someone to look asap. Many thanks
19 Project: damp survey for bedroom walls. Around window frame, next to radiator (same wall as window) and on ceiling corner & wall adjoining neighbours. Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How ma...
20 Project: I have penetrating damp on back wall of house and water drips down from wall above doorway during rain

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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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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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