Drybase Flex Membrane from SAFEGUARD, a leading UK specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology, is the latest product in the company's Drybase Damp-Proof
Coatings range and is designed for direct application to floors and walls that have been affected by dampness and salt contamination; and when it is not possible to stop the damp at its source.
Janice Scott AI WOULD check that you haven't bridged your damp-proof
Since 1875 a damp-proof
course (DPC) has been required in the construction of walls.
Can I insulate over the damp-proof
course to the floor or do I leave a gap at the bottom of the wall so the damp-proof
course remains exposed?
THE chances are the walls are only a single brick thick and the floor will be concrete with no insulation or damp-proof
If your home doesn't have a damp-proof
course, or it's defective, you'll need a damp specialist to install one.
Normal construction using such elements as damp-proof
membranes, lead flashings, cavity walls and suspended floors reduce moisture penetration into buildings.
If your home's damp-proof
course is being prevented from doing its job properly, this can also cause damp.
It consists of a damp-proof
membrane RS Dampshield F, resin primer Resuprime FH, high-build floor coating Resutop FH and self-smoothing epoxy screed Resuflor FH.
This is unlike, say, the choice of the damp-proof
Faults in a damp-proof
course may allow water to rise from the ground and soak the wall.
The last thing to check is the damp-proof
course which is low down on the wall.