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Weather & Water Proofing

At Buildworld, a wide range of damp proofing products and chemicals essential to the Damp Proofing Course (DPC) procedure have been carefully assorted to meet your requirements. These include chemical damp proofing products for injection into masonry for new chemical DPC to retard rising moisture; application of Damp Proofing Membranes (DPM); waterproofing additives and premixed renders. The must have list also includes: silicone water repellents, waterproofing membranes, damp proof paint, and external damp proofing products at its core. To counter the threat of condensation, remedial measures in the form of passive ventilation units, heat recovery units, mould cures and salt neutralizers and cement additives to protect against salt damage are readily available. Besides procurement of products earmarked by you, the Buildworld staff is equipped with expertise to assist in the selection of appropriate products while considering your project specification for damp proofing and structural waterproofing needs. We stock products from leading brands like Mapei, Cementone, IKOpro, Sika, Wakol, Ronseal and more. For a quick consultation, speak to us today!

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Rising damp occurs when moisture from beneath the ground (usually an underground water source) travels into walls susceptible to permeability resulting in dampness which eventually weakens and destroys the wall, ultimately threatening the collapse of an entire housing structure. Damping can cause wood rot in skirting boards, timber floors, cause paint to chip or wallpaper to peel among its host of well-known attacks to buildings in general. Most building structures succumb to rising damps owing to construction faults, absence of DPC in very old constructions, intersecting masonry trajectories, and host of complications arising due to variegated construction factors. The threat of rising damp can be easily averted with the remedial measure of treating the walls with damp proof course (DPC).

Older properties are susceptible to dampness as DPC is absent in walls. In such instances, remedial damp proofing work is required which may include the installation of a chemical damp proof course system. Damp proofing treatments include Injection Fluids and Injection Creams employing the extensive use of installation equipments like Injection Pumps and Guns. Salts can also seep into the walls and plaster along with the rising water, bringing in the need for specialist damp proofing materials.

What damages can occur in damp walls?

Unchecked water ingress in buildings and construction work can cause severe damage to the structure, leading to massive repair costs for the homeowners. Damp proofing products, therefore, prevent and control water ingress to safeguard structure.

There are many problems that a structure can face due to water damage. The most common are highlighted here:

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