Damp proofing a home saves you money in the long run by providing protection against serious issues such as dry rot. The good news is that there are a couple popular methods for damp proof course (DPC) that you can do yourself for a minimal amount of time and money. These methods include Chemical DPC and Electro Osmosis Damp Proofing.
Gather the following supplies: electric charge system damp-proofing kit, do it yourself chemical DPC injection kit, do it yourself damp-proofing cream, power drill, and club hammer. Before completing these methods, you must take off the skirting board. When you are finished with the treatment, reinstall the skirting board.
- Use a club hammer to remove the plaster.
- Drill several holes down 150-mm or 6-inches over the floor surface and 75-mm or 3-inches with spacing of 112-mm or 4.5-inches.
- Prepare the injection pump and insert the hose into a DPC fluid drum.
- Place the pump’s nozzle into each hole and inject fluid until the surface darkens and becomes wet.
- Let it dry for approximately one month before filling it in with a waterproofing agent.
Osmosis Electrical System
- Install an electric charge system known as an Osmosis Electrical System. It is best for thick walls and can be hidden behind skirting boards.
- Drill the number of holes needed for the titanium wires or anodes that come with the kit. Drill down 150-mm or 6-inches over the floor surface and 75-mm or 3-inches deep with one-meter spacing.
- Insert the included anodes into the holes. Do not insert these wires in close proximity to central heating or water pipes unless you insulate them ahead of time.
- Fill the hole with mortar and a water-repellent agent.
- Install the earth rods into the ground.