damp course

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Noun1.damp course - a course of some impermeable material laid in the foundation walls of building near the ground to prevent dampness from rising into the building
row, course - (construction) a layer of masonry; "a course of bricks"
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The damp course is set at 10 centimetres above the 1947 flood level so if we get water into house, it will be the highest ever," he told AFP as he surveyed the scene.
They probably all suffered heavily from damp and rotten floorboards and skirting boards as only high quality homes had a damp course in pre-1930 building regulations.
A surprising number of homes in the South East still do not have a proper damp course, so there is still demand for remedial insulation.
It was like a swimming pool down there when we first saw it, so we had to get a full damp course done and re-render it completely.
The submissions shall consist of "a bloc plan drawn to a scale of not less than one in 1000 and showing the relation of the building to any other existing structures, also drawn to scale of not less than one in100 and showing the height and thickness of the foundations and the level of the ground floor and the positions of the damp course amongst others," he said.
The property underwent significant improvement circa 2005 to include the erection of a rear kitchen extension, as well as having the external walls re-rendered, the provision of a damp course, substantial internal plastering, rewiring, refitting the kitchen and bathroom and the installation of oil central heating.
With the damp course playing so long (and the fairways widened by the lack of run on drives) this looks a week where the powerhouses will succeed Key attribute Power Fredrik Andersson Hed: powerhouse Fredrik Andersson Hed: powerhouse
Here is a simple checklist of things to look out for and repair: Make sure airbricks around your home are clear and that the earth or paving is well below damp course level.
Make sure airbricks are clear and the earth or paving is well below damp course level.
Ensure airbricks can breath and that flower bed or paving close to the house is six inches below damp course level and slopes away to shed water.
53-54) he says that the "damp course" described by the excavators of Nippur cannot really be a soubassement, because a damp course is placed below ground.