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: Bathroom ceiling needs cleaned as there are large patches of mould marks and possibly painted. Are you the property owner: Tenant (with permission) How many rooms do you need damp proofing: 1-2 Rooms...
2 Project: mould appeared in the bathroom along wall and some started out in the hall Are you the property owner: Tenant (with permission) How many rooms do you need damp proofing: 1-2 Rooms Property Type: Detac...
3 Project: I wana fix the problem 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
4 Project: Mould remover from the basement, there are about 6 walks with black mould, it is full of it down there and i think i need a team to remove it. Are you the property owner: Tenant (with permission) How...
5 Project: Dear, we're in the process of buying a house on Kingsley Road E7 9PP. The main house is 100 years old. The ground floor has two living rooms, a kitchen and a hall. The survey has revealed a ris...
6 Project: Mould removal for one room.
7 Project: Mould removed from bedroom wall.
8 Project: I am looking for help with damp and mould problems my business.
9 Project: damp proof a grade 2 listed detached home and a certificate to prove it has been done Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many rooms do you need damp proofing: 3-4 Rooms Property Ty...
10 Project: I have a leather sofa in storage. Somehow it has become mouldy! It's the only item which has been affected! I could remove the external mould but, I am concerned that the spores will be inside. Is thi...
11 Project: Dear, we're in the process of buying a house on Kingsley Road E7 9PP. The main house is 100 years old. The ground floor has two living rooms, a kitchen and a hall. The survey has revealed a ris...
12 Project: Damp Proof Estimate 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 Are you the property owne...
13 Project: We have some mould that reappers every two or three days after removal in our downstairs toilet. It occurs at the foot of a wall behind the toilet. Behind the wall the toilet cistern is housed - so it...
14 Project: Green mould found upon moving into flat. It's perhaps come from the attic but we're unsure. We'd like the source to be investigated and the area treated. Thanks. Are you the property owner: Tenant (wi...
15 Project: Smell coming from downstairs toilet and a white substance under the floor boards
16 Project: Below my bedroom window on the wall. There are patches of mould going down the wall and along the skirting Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many rooms do you need damp proofing: ...
17 Project: Rising damp in living room, hall walls. Had electric soemenith put in, never worked.
18 Project: Terraced house damp coursing Are you the property owner: Owner of the property How many rooms do you need damp proofing: 5+ Rooms Property Type: Terrace Please call to appoint
19 Project: Had a home buyers survey and it's saying high readings on the lowers walls of the house so just something that will work and sort it out end of terraced house
20 Project: Whole celling in bathroom is full of mould. Would like to know how much it would be

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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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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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