Protecting your home from damp

Protecting your home from damp

Protecting your home from damp

Damp Proofing in the UK

Rising damp is a common problem in older properties either because no damp proof course (DPC) was provided at the time of building, or because a physical membrane has failed or been ‘bridged’. It may be possible to solve the problem by reducing ground levels but this is not always feasible and, in the majority of cases, the provision of a remedial DPC is a cost effective and minimum-disturbance option.

AAWU members can offer a wide range of systems to deal with Rising Damp; from Electro-osmosis, which works by reversing the background ‘static charge’ in damp walls, to chemical DPCs such as Injection Mortar (cementitious grout), Silicone microemulsions and, most recently, silicone cream injection (non-pressure process).

All the chemical dpc systems used by AAWU members are suitable for use in accordance with BS 6576:2005, are manufactured under a BS EN ISO 9001:2000 QA scheme and are independently approved by the BBA (British Board of Agreement).

Damp Proofing

These brief descriptions of common damp problems may help you to ascertain whether you have a problem which requires further attention. However, the list is not exhaustive so we recommend you contact your nearest AAWU member for clarification.

All our members are experts in the detection and diagnosis of damp and associated defects. Their reports may include recommendations for treatment (where necessary) using only the highest quality materials.