Understanding Damp Proof Membranes

A damp proof membrane (DPM) is a material that prevents moisture penetration. It can also help guard against the effects of rising damp, such as when polyethene sheeting is placed beneath concrete slabs. This creates an effective barrier to capillary action and protects against any potential damage from humidity. The use of this type of membrane in conjunction with a damp proof course (DPC) treatment yields even greater protection from water-related issues.

An inspection is the initial move towards resolving any moisture issues you could have in your abode. The Brighton Damp Treatments’ crew are accessible both in East and West Brighton. We offer all damp related services, from surveys, inspections and treatments to full treatment, repairs and replacements of buildings for a damp-free lifestyle.

We shall not search for imaginary issues to increase our profits; instead, we will only report on genuine damp matters and offer useful and economical solutions for each form of damp, including rising damp.

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The Advantages of Installing a DPM and DPC to Prevent Rising Damp

It is possible to use a damp-proof membrane (DPM) without completing a damp proof course, but it is recommended to install a DPC for complete protection from rising moisture. A DPC is an impermeable barrier that runs the length and breadth of your wall, inhibiting groundwater from travelling up through the wall via capillary action.

A DPM works by attaching a waterproof silicone membrane to the structure; under which sits a polyethene film and sheet of concrete, allowing regulation of moisture levels. Rainwater protection can be further enhanced with cavity walls between interior and exterior sections as well as pressure grouting sealing masonry walls. For permanent waterproofing of walls and floors in any room, chemical DPCs are often utilised.

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Comparing Damp Proof Membranes and Other Solutions

Which Damp Treatment is Right for You: Liquid or Sheet Membrane?

When it comes to damp proofing, you have the choice of using a liquid solution (cream) or sheet membrane. The liquid chemical damp proof is less intrusive but takes longer, with some needing multiple layers and each necessitating considerable drying time. It could also be tricky to produce the right layer thickness and even finish across the entire surface.

Sheet membranes are easy to install, available in a range of sizes and can be laid directly on the sub-surface before flooring is put down. DPM sheets are an ideal solution for covering large areas as they can be quickly secured with double-sided tape.

Alternative Methods of Damp-Proofing

Bitumen, slate, lead, pitch, asphalt and low-absorption bricks were once employed to create damp-proof courses. These materials enjoyed popularity in the Victorian era and can be observed in edifices built around 1900.

Today, the most economical method for preventing moisture from seeping through walls and floors is to employ a DPM (damp proof membrane).

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When Is A Damp Proof Membrane Required?

Capillary motion can draw moisture up through a building’s porous fabric, resulting in rising damp. Deficiencies in or the lack of a damp-proof course (DPC) or damp-proof membrane (DPM) may cause both rising and penetrating damp. A DPM (Damp-Proof Membrane) is necessary when installing a DPC (Damp-Proof Course), acting as an efficient physical barrier to stave off rising damp from the ground by capillary movement.

A damp proof membrane (DPM) is an effective way to prevent moisture from passing through. It is a polyethene sheet placed beneath concrete slabs, preventing water ingress by capillary action.

Experts suggest that if the ground is covered with dense concrete and a DPM provided, then it would meet waterproofing requirements. The membrane can be laid above or below the concrete and connected to any surrounding walls, piers and structures via a damp proof course (DPC). If you’d like expert advice on rising damp solutions, our team of specialists are available for surveys and treatments – book one today!

Costs of Applying a Damp Proof Membrane

The price of a professional DPM installation varies depending on location and provider. However, an average cost of £70 per metre of wall covering should be expected. In total, this is roughly £275-£300 per wall.

The damp injection alone is the price. Further cosmetic work, such as re-plastering and post-treatment décor, will increase the overall cost but transform your structure into a much more agreeable environment while ensuring your home stays free of damp for many years to come.

The Benefits of Brighton Damp Treatments

Brighton Damp Treatments is proud to offer superior service, with friendly staff and a professional attitude. From the initial survey through to the final consultation, we guarantee knowledge, skill and hard work; so you can rest easy knowing you’re in good care.

The benefits of selecting us are numerous. We offer quick turnarounds and competitive pricing, with no minimum orders required. Our work is always of a high standard, ensuring your requirements will be met to the highest degree. Additionally, our customer service team is available 24/7 to answer any queries you might have.

We specialize in comprehensive damp and timber reports. Surveyors who have finished the CSRT’s comprehensive training program are qualified to perform their duties. Members of the Property Care Association (PCA) are highly trained professionals with access to over 2,000 services and products. They can provide advice in areas such as damp-proofing, timber preservation, water management and wall tie replacement. PCA members have demonstrated their commitment to quality workmanship by achieving accreditations from leading industry bodies.

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We possess the knowledge and expertise to evaluate your property and recommend an appropriate damp proofing solution. We understand that not every property is a “one size fits all” scenario, thus we provide thorough recommendations tailored to each individual situation.

Many homeowners make the mistake of simply selecting a contractor based on cost, only to discover that their work was inadequate. At Brighton Damp Treatments, we offer an economical service so you can rest easy knowing your damp problems are fixed for good. Phone us at 01273 920588 to talk with our damp proofing experts and review the possibilities for your property’s moisture issues.

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