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Chemical Damp Course

 

Damp Proofing & Control

 

Damp is by far the most frequent problem to occur in homes across Britian. Each year our homes deal with between 12000 to 15000 gallons of water. The insertion of a Damp Proofing Course is the kind of job that should only be undertaken by a specialist and you should always make sure you find a reputable one to help you with your problem at home.

 

The damp course will involve applying a physical barrier through the mortar to stop rising damp. This will involve drilling 12mm holes, 4 inches apart and injecting a “dry zone” chemical damp course.

 

Dryzone is a special damp-proofing cream that is introduced along the mortar course at regular intervals by injecting it into pre-drilled holes. The Dryzone then diffuses before curing to form a continuous water-repellent barrier. This prevents the damp from rising up the wall.

 

If your walls have blistering paint, damp patches, or tide marks as a result of a rising damp problem, the plaster will need to be removed to the height of 1 meter (or affected area) and replaced with a new coat of plaster so that the damp can be completely repaired.

 

Health risks

 

Damp can result in the growth of mould which release spores. These spores can aggravate allergies and cause upper respiratory issues as well as eye irritations. Prolonged exposure to certain types of mould can even result in severe neurological problems. Rising damp also creates the ideal home for wood boring beetles which can put your home at risk of collapsing walls or ceilings.

 

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