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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QI HAD a new damp course put in two years ago in the lounge/hall and one wall in the dining room and kitchen.
It's expensive to replace but without adequate damp course protection, your home is unhealthy - and could be unsellable.
I know I will probably have to take the plaster off, but is there a way I could do the damp course myself?
If it is against the house, don't go higher than the damp course.
We had a damp course done five years ago in all rooms downstairs, then lining paper put back on walls and emulsioned.
"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.
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.
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
DAMP COURSE: Genki and Steve Drowne emerge from the mist to land the Stewards' Cup at a less than Glorious Goodwood
Make sure airbricks are clear and the earth or paving is well below damp course level.