Installing A Damp Proof Course

With high level of rainfall in the UK, the average home is subjected to a lot of rainwater, so it is no surprise that damp can become a big problem in many homes. Damp on internal walls can look unsightly, often causes a bad smell in the house, it can cause permanent damage to plaster, paint and finishes. It can also be bad for health, aggravate respiratory problems and encourage mould growth. It is often difficult to sell on an older style terrace property that has no damp proof course/membrane as Mortgage Companies often look for a damp proof guarantee before lending.

Rising damp can occur in modern properties but it’s more prevalent in older houses and especially old terrace properties.

Fortunately it’s fairly easy to spot the signs of rising damp:
Curling or discoloured wallpaper
Wet or rotting skirting board or timber
Damp stained walls
Wet plasterwork or brickwork
Discolouration or staining of exterior brick or stonework

Here’s a short video clip explaining how to proceed with the installation

 

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