How Do I Damp Proof A Wall?
The method in which damp proofing is installed will depend on the treatment selected. Below are examples of each process, giving you an insight into how this happens.
Damp Proof Paint – Used on internal walls, damp proof paint acts as a barrier against moisture to prevent damp. It is usually non-toxic, easy to apply and prevents growth of mould.
Renovating Plaster – This is applied after damp proof course and works to prevent damp and salts from entering the wall during the drying stage. Surfaces should be clean before applying and additional coats can be added.
Membranes – With a range available, membranes are fixed to walls using tape and plugs. They work by enabling space for air to circulate, encouraging moisture to evaporate.
Cementitious Tanking – This is a method of blocking water ingress by creating a solid barrier between the interior and exterior. It is applied using a tanking brush and render is applied afterwards before a final layer of plaster.
Anti-Mould Paint – Working to prevent black mould, this paint is a cost-effective solution and quick to apply. It is applied using a usual method and often requires more than one coat.
Liquid Epoxy Membranes – This creates a barrier for concrete flooring, preventing damp and moisture from breaking through. Surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned prior, after which the substance is applied using a roller.