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: hello. we would like to use our single garage as a habitable area and we're wondering if you could help to damp.proof it please? probably do a better job than us using tank slurry on the inside! are y...
2 Project: i have an unlevelled concrete conservatory floor, i'm unsure if it has a damp proof membrane. it is below the house and conservatory wall dpc level by an average of 100-150mm. can i lay a membrane on ...
3 Project: two basements that need to be tanked. 3.6x3 meters each damp proofing on ground floor, not exactly sure what is needed. are you the property owner: relative of owner how many rooms do you need damp pr...
4 Project: i would like to obtain a quote on the cause of the damp on the back wall of my kitchen with the units and cabinets on as well as mould around all ground floor walls. i have a problem with condensation...
5 Project: Damp in living room and bedroom to be inspected
6 Project: inspection of existing damp under the floorboards, locating the cause and suggesting possible solutions. are you the property owner: owner of the property how many rooms do you need damp proofing: 1-...
7 Project: my utility room is condensed how many rooms do you need damp proofing: 1-2 rooms property type: terrace please call to appoint
8 Project: wall next to gulley way is damp . inside is constantly damp with mould are you the property owner: owner of the property how many rooms do you need damp proofing: 1-2 rooms property type: terrace plea...
9 Project: collect kitchen units from above address Deliver to *** 110 Teemore Road, Derrylin, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh
10 Project: damp walls in bedroom and condensation 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
11 Project: quotation for damp proofing in old house
12 Project: Cannot currently see damp course bricks are wet intend to replace guttering and windows early 60s brick built property
13 Project: recently moved in to this property. getting damp patches showing in paintwork in a downstairs room. started to appear after rain. are you the property owner: owner of the property how many rooms do yo...
14 Project: Two bedroomed ground floor maisonette. Currently all rooms have condensation damp. One room has wet corner from ceiling to floor. In 2016 a mortgage survey was carried out and no damp found. In 201...
15 Project: hi. i wish to know average cost of mould i removed by myself from the flat i moved in. after i also repainted that walls . how much it would cost if you do that with painting or without ? it was in ma...
16 Project: 2nd floor apartment 2 bed - top floor. in both bedrooms on north facing wall. along the coving and above the window and top corner inside built in wardrobe. also appearing along skirting boards. are ...
17 Project: mould areas around the property are you the property owner: owner of the property how many rooms do you need damp proofing: 5+ rooms property type: semi detached please call to appoint
18 Project: the wallpaper was peeling away from the wall on the right hand side of the bedroom window wall, the wall felt cold and damp, also the carpet by the window was wet. i presume it’s penetrating damp b...
19 Project: downstairs cloakroom needs investigating for damp as this has been shown on a survey. are you the property owner: owner of the property how many rooms do you need damp proofing: 1-2 rooms property typ...
20 Project: damp patch forming at the base of a lounge wall. 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

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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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