Easiguide to damp-proofing in housing
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Published by National Building Agency in London .
Written in English

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Statementprepared by the National Building Agency and published as a supplement to Building Design.
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Open LibraryOL21470712M

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  The damp proof course has a horizontal barrier in a wall to resist and reduce the effect of moisture rising through the structure by capillary action, and this process is called rising is used to stop the dampness in the building which is coming from the ground, due to the capillary action of water.   To make matters worse, such problems are frequently misdiagnosed, resulting in unnecessary and expensive ‘remedial work’. So, if your home seems to be afflicted with damp and you are already furiously researching how to install damp a damp proof course or how to treat rising damp, take a breather and read on – things might not be as troublesome as they : Ian Rock. Damp-proof courses exist in different varieties. The variety actually used depends on the construction of the outer cellar wall, which may be either of the one-leaf or of the two-leaf type. One-leaf masonry consists of a single wall. Comprising several layers, this wall takes care of both the supporting and the heat-insulation function. Housing Easy Guide: Beam and Block Ground Floors Ventilating the floor void The void under the floor should be ventilated in accordance with the Building Regulations. Requirements will generally be met with a void of at least mm deep that is adequately ventilated to remove moisture and prevent any build-up of ground gases such as methane.

  Use of damp proofing courses or membranes- • These are the layers or membranes of water repellent material such as bituminous felts, mastic asphalts, plastic sheets, cement concrete, mortar, metal sheets • Basically D.P.C is provided to prevent the water rising from the sub soil and getting into the different part of the buildings. Terrace & Roof Terraces and roofs are directly exposed to weather elements and can cause leaks if not protected properly. We offer waterproofing solutions for terraces and both flat and sloping roofs, to keep your house safe from leaks during monsoons. The 10 Biggest Lies about Damp Proofing. Misleading Statement 2 - usually implicit. All Rising Damp is Natural - no, most of it is entirely man-made 'True' rising damp is entirely natural ground water rising by capillary action through porous building materials. The natural water in the ground under a building climbs up through the porous parts of the walls and floors up to the point where.   A Renovation Grant is your best chance of receiving a free damp proofing grant. However, the main issue, making it very difficult to obtain a grant, is the current economic climate. As everybody is well aware, since the financial crash and recession at the end of the last decade public spending has been severely cut back by the government.

  Providing damp proof course: It consists of providing a damp proof course between the source of dampness and building component. The DPC may be with any water repellant material like bitumen, mastic asphalt, cement concrete, metal or plastic sheets. DPC should cover full width of wall. It should be laid on levelled surface of mortar.   Damp and mould can be harmful to your health and for students living in privately rented accommodation, they can find themselves readily exposed to it. Training for damp proofing and a range of other industry courses has been given a boost with the opening of a new dedicated training centre by the Property Care Association (PCA).. Specialist damp proofing training from the PCA. Based at the new headquarters of the PCA, the new centre will serve the needs for training in damp proofing as well as other additional courses such as the specialist. There are various types of materials for damp proof course used in construction works based on type of damp proofing required and type of structural element of building. Damp proof course (DPC) is a barrier of impervious material built into a wall or pier to prevent moisture from moving to .