Damp Proof Membranes
A Damp Proof Membrane works by isolating any movement of capillary rising dampness behind the membrane, preventing it from affecting the finished wall surface.
Comprising of high density polypropylene membrane. Damp Proof Membranes have a pattern of raised studs which face the wall and form an impermeable barrier against damp penetration.
Damp Proof Membranes can be finished by either directly applying plasterboard to the surface of the membrane via specialist fixings or by constructing an insulated stud wall depending on the type of membrane used.
A Damp Proof Membrane offers an alternative solution that it not compromised by the presence of the aforementioned contaminants. For more information or examples of the use of Damp Proof Membranes in Barn Conversions please CLICK HERE:
Damp Proof Floor Membranes
The absence of a Damp Proof Membrane can result in timbers adjacent to damp floors being attacked by Wood Rotting Fungi and/or infested by Wood Boring Beetles. Discolouration of floor coverings and unpleasant odours associated with dampness can also be present. With the introduction of moisture sensitive floor finishes such as timber and laminates etc, problems with dampness and defective/absent Damp Proof Membranes can have dramatic and costly consequences.
Protectahome provide a service to test existing solid floor slabs for the presence of moisture. In the event that a floor is identified as suffering from dampness, Protectahome are specialists in providing a remedial Damp Proof Membrane solution.
To arrange to have a solid floor tested or to discuss your Damp Proof Membrane requirements in more detail please Contact Us directly on 0800 055 6966.