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How is Damp Proof Course Installed

Damp Proofing

installation of damp proofing

Installing Damp proof

First, you must install a damp proof course by drilling the masonry at the base of the damp walls and injecting a specially formulated siliconate solution until the entire depth is fully impregnated.

The process

The injection process when damp proofing walls, is low odour and cures within the masonry wall to form an impervious barrier to rising dampness, which prevents moisture rising from the ground into the treated walls. Adjacent abutting walls are isolated using a vertical damp proof course as part of the damp proofing treatment.

Used in conjunction with our specialist waterproof membrane system this provides a reliable and cost-effective method of treatment to ensure damp walls and wet rot are no longer an issue in your home.

The new damp proof course within the damp walls will prevent moisture rising and the masonry will begin to dry out. However, due to the effects of ground salts, the damp walls will not dry out fully unless the existing plaster is removed and replaced using our vertical membrane system.

Strip Out

Removal of Hygroscopic salt contaminated plaster.

The Process

The installation of our vertical damp proof membrane.

Final Effect

All nice and neat ready for a repaint.

Rising Damp can develop within walls due to the lack of an effective damp proof course, or the bridging of a damp proof course, during earlier construction or renovation.

As damp proofing experts across Manchester, Sheffield and the High Peak, we offer fully intensive surveys and reports by certified surveyors in remedial treatments, who holds the nationally recognised CSRT Qualification.


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