Superiority of Solvent-Based Chemical DPC: The Ultimate Damp Proofing Method

At Rochester Building and Damp, we take pride in providing effective and long-lasting solutions for damp-related issues. When it comes to damp proofing methods, we firmly believe that solvent-based chemical injection Damp Proof Course (DPC) stands out as the superior choice. Let’s delve into the reasons why solvent-based injection is the preferred method over alternatives … Read more

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Chemical Injection Damp Proof Course: A Comprehensive Guide

Welcome to our guide on Chemical Injection Damp Proof Course (DPC), an essential aspect of building maintenance and protection against dampness. In this comprehensive overview, we will explore what a Chemical Injection Damp Proof Course is, its significance, the materials used, and the benefits it offers to property owners. What is a Chemical Injection Damp … Read more

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What is a DPC ?

  A damp proof course is a physical or chemical barrier that works to prevent building materials from being saturated by water from the ground. Most modern houses are built with a physical damp proof course in the walls. A plastic or rubber strip at 150mm above the outside ground level which is positioned in … Read more

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Damp Proofing in Oxford – Making the Right Choice | Part 2

Test for Damp

The contractor had proposed a 500mm width trench to be dug-out and the footings of the property exposed. His reasoning being, all moisture-laden soil in contact with the external surface of brickwork below ground-level would be alleviated and the brickwork/footings given time to dry out. Alfred approved the works to be undertaken and at considerable … Read more

Other common damp causes in Medway properties

The impermeable chalk barrier, bridging of DPC, possibility of leakage from gully. What else is common amongst damp Medway properties? Location. Specifically the undulating landscape that encompasses all of Medway. Whilst not a problem in itself, properties are divided by being either on a hill, on top of the hill or at the bottom. This may sound simplistic in … Read more

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