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: Black mould cleaning for an end tenancy.
2 Project: Find source of damp & mould treatment & repair.
3 Project: THERE IS A DAMP PATCH IN THE FRONT ROOM GROUND FLOOR IN MY 3 BED MID-TERRACE AND I NEED TO KNOW WHERE IT IS COMING FROM AND HOW MUCH TO REPAIR IT Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How ...
4 Project: bathroom extractor fans not working, need old ones removed and new ones fitted. Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many rooms do you need damp proofing: 1-2 Rooms Property Type: Oth...
5 Project: Someone to come and look at the damp problem we have in our property. I pulled out a walldrobe to find quite abit of mould. It's currently effected 4 walls in different rooms. Are you the property ow...
6 Project: Hello, I am in the process of purchasing the above property. I have received the Survey, which has indicated a small area of damp in the porch at the front (Surveyor says condensation present) and als...
7 Project: We are currently having an extension put to our house and the builder has recommended we have A survey to determine if an outside wall which is soon to be internal needs any treatment .
8 Project: I've got a lot of mould growing in my flat, it's getting really bad
9 Project: Hello, My two bed flat has a mold problem. Could you please have a look and provide a quote? Thanks, Xiaoyu Huang Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many rooms do you need ...
10 Project: Removal of black mould from bathroom tiles and ceiling. Removal of black mould from kitchen window frames. Advice/action to prevent return of mould. Advice re prevention of mould build up in kitche...
11 Project: I have a small damp patch and peeling paint by the front door and unsure what is causing it Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Property Type: Detached
12 Project: To have advise and a quote for cellar camp and rising damp coming up into lounge
13 Project: Damp course to one wall in terraced property postcode DL36DQ
14 Project: Black mould removal in children's bedroom
15 Project: mould in hall around door frame and wall. the space always feels very cold Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many rooms do you need damp proofing: 1-2 Rooms Please call to appoint
16 Project: Someone to check the attic for mould.
17 Project: Mould on ceilings in several bedrooms
18 Project: Mould removal in bathroom
19 Project: Terrible recurring mold in black mold with red patches in small bathroom that we can't seem to control as well as small patch of mold in bottom of wardrobe in bedroom backing onto bathroom
20 Project: We have had a surveyors report for the purchase of this property and they have advised that there is high damp readings in floors especially the living room floor

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 :-(

Latest successful damp proofing projects in January

By Mrs Dulcie A.
Prompt , new his job.
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Narrowed down my search.
By - Nigel S.
quick and convenient
By Mrs Pamela M.
Gentleman that came out was very helpful and discussed the best soloution for my problem