Damp Proof Course
Damp proofing is a protective process to ensure moisture cannot pass through the walls of a building to the interior. Damp proofing places a barrier in walls that prevents rising damp problems prevalent in modern homes.
Rising damp is unhealthy, unsightly and can lead to timber decay and heat loss. In addition it carries with it hygroscopic ground salts such as chlorides and nitrates which can absorb moisture from the atmosphere leading to wall dampness in conditions of high relative humidity.
The three basic ways in which damp-proof courses are used is to:
- Resist moisture penetration from below (rising damp).
- Resist moisture penetration from above.
- Resist moisture penetration from horizontal entry.
Areas we cover
Regent’s Park, St. Pancras, Cricklewood, Dollis Hill, Hampstead, Hendon, Kentish Town, Maida Vale, Kilburn, Mill Hill, St. John’s Wood, Colindale, Willesden, Golders Green
Angel, East Finchley, Finchley, Finsbury Park, Highbury, Highgate, Holloway, Hornsey, Crouch End, Lower Edmonton, Muswell Hill, New Southgate, North Finchley, Palmers Green, Southgate, Stamford Hill, South Tottenham, Stoke Newington, Tottenham, Upper Edmonton, Upper Holloway
Borough, Waterloo, Brockley, Camberwell, Deptford, Kennington, New Cross, Peckham, Bermondsey, Rotherhithe, Walworth, Dulwich, Forest Hill, Herne Hill, West Norwood
Westminster, Victoria, Brixton, Chelsea, Clapham, Earl’s Court, West Brompton, Fulham, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, South Lambeth, Stockwell, West Brompton, Chelsea, Battersea, Balham, Barnes, Mortlake, Putney, Streatham, Tooting, West Wandsworth, Wimbledon
Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton, Waltham Forest
West End, Bayswater, Paddington, Acton, Chiswick, Ealing, Hammersmith, Hanwell, Holland Park, Maida Vale, Paddington, North Kensington, Notting Hill, Shepherd’s Bush, West Ealing, West Kensington
Bloomsbury, High Holborn, Strand, Holborn
Aldersgate, Finsbury, Holborn, Bishopsgate, Cheapside, Aldgate, St. Paul’s
Whitechapel, Shoreditch, Bethnal Green, Bow, Clapton, Homerton, Homerton, Poplar (Isle of Dogs), Stratford