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Damp Proof System Companies in the UK

  • Tapco HomeDry.com is a long established premier damp proofing, water damage restoration and dry rot company serving London and the Home Counties. We...

  • Delta Membrane Systems are specialists in waterproofing membranes for a wide range of applications including damp proofing, sumps & pumps,...

  • Newton Waterproofing Sy is a UK market leader for damp proofing and structural waterproofing solutions, including basement waterproofing and pumping...

  • Twistfix supplies damp proof products that make damp proofing walls quick, easy and cost effective. Select from crack reinforcement ties, wall crack repair...

  • Rising damp treatment has been Freezteq's main business since the company's inception, although other building preservation products are also produced.

  • Wykamol is a leading UK manufacturer and provider of specialist products for the building and preservation industries. Founded in 1934 our extensive...

  • Provides a full range of chemicals, products and equipment for the remedial and restoration industry, including damp proofing and timber treatment.

  • Britain’s leading provider of pest control, timber care and damp proofing, with the expertise to protect homes and businesses from rot, damp and pest problems.

  • Quality Plastics have led the field in the manufacture of high and low density polyethylene piping and polyethylene damp proof course since our foundation...

  • One of the U.K's largest manufacturers and suppliers to the building and construction industry of damproofing chemicals, timber preservatives and...

  • Rawell Environmental Ltd
    Manufactures natural sodium bentonite construction joint waterstops for the protection of structures.
  • Triton Systems
    Triton Chemicals supplies products designed for cellar waterproofing and other general waterproofing works in new build and existing properties. We also manufacture a range of chemical dampcourses and other remedial timber & masonry treatments for protection against and elimination of rising damp, dry rot, woodworm and other infestations. The company operates its own research & development centre.
 

Where to buy damp proof systems

  • Tapco HomeDry.com - Tapco House, 12 Thorkhill Road, Thames Ditton, Surrey, KT7 0UE, 0800 195 9878
  • Delta Membrane Systems Ltd - Delta House, Merlin Way, North Weald, Epping, Essex, CM16 6HR, 01992 523 523
  • Newton Waterproofing Systems - Newton House, 17-20 Sovereign Way, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1RH, 01732 360 095
  • Twistfix Ltd - Peter House, Oxford Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M1 5AN, 0845 123 6007
  • Freezteq Products Ltd - 88 Northwick Business Centre, Blockley, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 9RF, 01386 701050
  • Wykamol - Unit 3 Boran Court Network, 65 Business Park, Hapton, Burnley, Lancashire, BB11 5TH, 0845 4006666
  • Restoration UK Limited - Unit 3, 18 Hanford Way, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 1LS, 01509 216323
  • Rentokil - Rentokil House, Garland Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 1DY, 01293 858000
  • Quality Plastics Ltd - P.O. Box 29, White's Cross, Cork, County Cork, 00 353 21 4884 700
  • Biokil Crown Ltd - 7 & 8 Stadium Industrial Park, Springfield Avenue, Long Eaton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG10 2DD, 0115 946 0060

What is the damp proofing system where the mortar beds are injected and is it effective?

There is a range of products based upon Silane / Siloxane / Silicon derivative creams and pastes. You might be referring to these, as other systems are based upon the injection of liquid directly into the brickwork.

There are a number of manufacturers or specialist installers supplying the creams and pastes. You’ll need to shop around for one with a proven track record and BBA certification.

Generally, the creams of this type are more effective than the pastes, as once injected into holes drilled into the mortar bed joints, better dispersion is achieved.

They say “Act in haste, repent at leisure”. So, do your homework or seek expert advice from an Architect or Surveyor involved in this type of work.

See: http://www.theconstructioncentre.co.uk/professionals/

Leigh Tugwood - Architect - www.ap-studio.co.uk

I have a stone building with a base of rubble filled 50cm thick lime mortor...will electro osmosis work as a damp proof system?

You don’t offer much detail concerning the wall construction; age, materials, solid, cavity etc...

The answer to your question lays in a careful analysis of the risk / cause of damp penetration into any individual building element. So I’d advise you get independent expert advice from an Architect or Surveyor involved in this type of work.

See: www.theconstructioncentre.co.uk/professionals/

Notwithstanding that last statement, electro osmosis as a system to control damp has been around for years. This method of damp proofing introduces a very tiny and low voltage electric charge in the wall above ground level via a series of titanium anodes inserted into the brick or stone.

Its effect is to repel the rising damp water molecules back down the walls and harmlessly into the ground (as long as the charge is maintained)...at least that is the theory.

The system has been used widely since the 1970’s. It’s particularly effective in difficult conditions such as rubble filled walls, stone walls and highly porous brickwork where a damp proof course cannot be inserted and where injected DPCs are less effective. That said its rare to get a guarantee for a system beyond 20 years which may influence your choice dependant upon whether you are intending to buy or sell.

Leigh Tugwood - Architect - www.ap-studio.co.uk

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