Chemical Damp Proof Courses in Walls: Detection Techniques & their Limitations – Technical Document

This Technical Document, Chemical Damp Proof Courses in Walls, defines the techniques currently available for chemical damp proof courses in walls, their areas of application, and limitations.

We recognise that no test is simple, fully conclusive and of universal application but are satisfied that no test can be devised with present knowledge.

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Key Takeaways from Chemical Damp Proof Courses in Walls: Detection Techniques & their Limitations

  • Understanding general precautions with a chemical damp proof course (DPC):
    • locating the sampling point
    • chemical methods from treated walls
  • Indications that a chemical DPC is present and the methods available:
    • Water repellency tests in situ, on drilled samples and absorption test

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