Damp Proofing

By: Cheadle Construction  08/04/2015
Keywords: Damp Proofing, dry rot, Rising Damp

A damp-proof course (often abbreviated to DPC) is a horizontal barrier in a wall designed to resist moisture rising through the structure by capillary action - a phenomenon known as rising damp. A damp-proof membrane (DPM) performs a similar function for a solid floor. Moisture resistance is not necessarily absolute: it is usually defined by a specific test method, limits, and engineering tolerances. DPC layer is usually laid below all the walls, regardless of the issue that the respective wall is a load bearing wall or a partition wall. Usually, a DPC membrane is 4" to 9" wide

Keywords: Basement Conversions, Basement Tanking, basement waterproofing, cellar conversions, cellar tanking, Cellar Waterproofing, Damp Control, Damp Proof Course, Damp Proof Membrane, Damp Proofing, dry rot, Rising Damp

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