damp proof course MYTH????

Postby welsh brickie » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:48 pm

For all people who want to know about DPC injection and damp meters.
YouTube have a video "renovation Rising Damp, No suich thing 2"
welsh brickie
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 2198
Joined: Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:54 am

Postby andy01 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:33 am

you might be interested in this summary

http://www.buildingpreservation.com/~bu ... /jhrev.pdf
although this may be biased looking at the website its hosted by

unfortunately if you want to read the papers published by the BRE or british standards to make an informed decision and not just be lead by uniformed people on the inernet, then you will have to pay for them

from what i understand, and i may have this wrong, in addition to BRE finding real world problems and measuring them in a prescribed manner, they also built masonry and blockwork piers in trays of water and left them there for months so that they could take readings in a contolled environment.

i think damp in houses is caused by lots of issues, external ground levels, external render, internal humidity, leaky roofs gutting or pipes generally, blocked cavities, the list seems endless.

tackle everything else first, and if there is still a problem, maybe it is rising damp, after all BRE (who dont make money from people installing damp proof couses) seem to have proven it exists?

just dont believe the guy who only checks for rising damp with a hand held electrical meter and then tries to sell you an injection damp proof course, always get a second or third opinion

what do you think?
Rank: Ganger
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 68
Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:18 pm

Postby SUZYBABE » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:38 am

Was watching mike parrets clip on you tube very interesting regarding rising damp.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... mO8eX0HJrc
Rank: Apprentice
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 6
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 2:19 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides

  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!