What is Damp Proofing?
Damp proofing is a generic term that covers a range of damp treatments and methods used to stop damp and moisture being absorbed into walls or floors and causing problems and damage to your property.
Damp proofing is sometimes known as the installation or construction of a waterproofing system within walls or floors to create a damp proofing barrier, known as a damp proof course or DPC.
Across the UK, approximately a million of all homes are affected by damp and mould, with older properties being more susceptible as they may have been built without a damp proof course or damp proof membrane.
If you are unsure whether you house was built with these damp prevention measures in place, follow these steps for preventing damp in your home.
Why is damp proofing important?
It is essential to have an effective damp proofing system within your property to avoid damage and decay caused by moisture infiltrating the walls or floors in your home.
There are a range of damp proofing techniques available, however, it can be confusing to know which is the best option for your property. Below are two of the most effective and common damp treatments for both residential and commercial properties:
- Damp proof membranes (DPM)
- Damp proof course (DPC)
Damp proof membrane and damp proof course can be used separately or combined to create the best barrier and protection for your property.
What to do if you have damp or need mould removal
If you think you have damp in your property you should speak to an expert damp specialist as soon as possible to rectify and prevent any further damage. Prokil will assess your property and make the best recommendations for damp proofing your home.
If you would like your damp accessed, Prokil damp and timber specialists offer a free, no obligation damp survey. We have over 50 years’ experience with over 8,000 happy clients so far – view our checkatrade rating of 9/10. Book a damp survey online or give one of our experienced damp treatment specialists a call on 01202 515566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.