Damp Proof Course
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As owners of both commercial and residential buildings look for more usable space, below ground and ground areas are often refurbished and repurposed to add valuable footprint. However, the application areas for structural waterproofing solutions go beyond basements, cellars and ground floors to new buildings with earth retaining walls, ground floors, garages, tunnels and underground car parks.
The design of effective structural waterproofing for a building may consider more than one structural waterproofing solution to achieve the required standard of protection for the structure.
Building regulations require the use of damp proof courses (DPCs) in masonry wall constructions. DPCs prevent the upward movement of water by capillary action (rising damp) as well as water transferring from one part of the structure to another, for example at door sills and window jambs. They also prevent the downward movement of moisture in a construction.
Building regulations require the use of damp proof membranes (DPMs) positioned either above or below solid concrete floor slabs in contact with the ground, to prevent the upward movement of water by capillary action (rising damp).
Tanking is a waterproofing layer for walls, base slabs and where applicable, the roof of a below ground structure using a Type A barrier membrane. The application can also be used on ground level and on sloping sites. The waterproofing must be designed to be compliant with the guidance outlined in BS 8102:2009.
Majority of IKO products are manufactured in the UK from responsibly, and where possible, locally sourced materials in order to reduce our carbon footprint and help with the sustainability of your project. The majority of our roofing systems are also BBA certified.
Full Range of Products from one Manufacturer
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