Damp Proof Courses
A damp-proof course (DPC) is essential when constructing buildings. It prevents moisture from rising through the walls and causing dampness and mold. They are typically installed at the base of walls.
DPCs can be made from various materials like slate, plastic, or bitumen. Chemicals barriers are also frequently used. The choice of material depends on the type of building and building regulations.
There are three main types of damp proof course. A physical DPC is a barrier that is inserted into masonry to prevent moisture penetration. These are often slate or plastic. Chemical DPCs are injected into walls and are often used to retrofit in older buildings. Integral DPCs can be found in some modern building materials like concrete blocks or engineering bricks. This reduced the need for additional DPC use.
If a damp proof course becomes damaged or compromised, it is necessary to carry our urgent repairs or replacement.
A wide range of damp proofing products and other building materials are available from Bradfords, many can be delivered to your home or site next working day for added convenience.