Damp Proofing & Prevention

DAMP PROOFING & PREVENTION

Prevent damp in your home with help from Derbyshire's damp proofing experts, with over 30 years of industry experience and offering a 30-year insurance-backed warranty on our work.

HOW DOES DAMP PROOFING WORK?

Each year, the average home in the UK copes with an average of 133 days of rain or snow per year, totalling around 33.7 inches of rainwater. When a building is constructed, a preventative damp proof course is generally installed into the base of the walls in the form of a plastic membrane or slate barrier. This is to prevent damp rising through the fabric wall.

Often issues with damp do not become evident until your house is surveyed during a move, which can then cause problems with the sale. Depending on the source of your damp, there are various ways DryPro can treat your damp. 

DOES YOUR PROPERTY NEED PROFESSIONALLY DAMP PROOFING?

As the old saying goes - prevention is cheaper than the cure. In most modern building constructions, a damp proof course is installed into the base of walls in the form of either a plastic membrane or a slate barrier. This helps to prevent damp rising through the wall and into the interior of the building itself. However, this is not always the case.

If you are in any doubt, or if walls appear to have rising damp, then contact us at DryPro for a specialist survey to confirm if a damp course is present or not. We are able to advise on a wide range of structural solutions.

DRYPRO OFFER A RANGE OF STRUCTURAL SOLUTIONS TO TACKLE ALL THE LEADING CAUSES OF DAMP IN YOUR HOME...

Rain penetration, condensation, rising damp and water damage from leaking plumbing - all of these things are more likely to occur during bouts of wet & cold weather. The first step DryPro take is to gain an understanding of the cause of your property's damp issues. If you are tackling pre-existing damp issues, browse our structural solutions below:

  • Cellar Tanking

  • Condensation Treatment

  • Dry & Wet Rot Treatment

  • Rising & Penetrative Damp

  • Wall-Tie Replacements

  • Woodworm Treatment

Damp Proofing Interior Materials

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY PROPERTY DOES NEED PROFESSIONALLY DAMP PROOFING?

DryPro achieves damp proofing using a variety of techniques depending on what is most suited to your property, such as:
  • A CHEMICAL DAMP PROOF COURSE

    A layer is usually laid below all masonry walls.

  • A DAMP PROOF MEMBRANE (DPM)

    This technique is applied to prevent moisture transmission.

  • INTEGRAL DAMP PROOFING

    This involves adding materials to a concrete mix to make it impermeable.

STEP 1: REQUEST A FREE DAMP PROOFING QUOTE FROM DRYPRO

Surveys by arrangement - we can advise on the very best damp solutions for your property.