Damp proofing is a protective process to ensure moisture cannot pass through the walls of a building to the interior. Damp proofing places a barrier in walls which prevents rising damp, with other methods available to prevent penetrating damp problems prevalent in modern homes. These measures can also eliminate the possibility of future damp-related problems such as wet rot, dry rot, and mould.
In general damp proofing is a generic term used to describe a variety of treatments and solutions available to prevent damp problems affecting a property. So how does Approved Plastering identify problems that can require damp proofing?