Damp Proofing

At Platinum Chemicals, Damp Proofing is our speciality. We have a comprehensive range of damp proofing products to treat and prevent problems such as Rising Damp and Penetrating Damp, with products such as Damp Proofing Creams, Membranes, Water Repellents and much more.

Shop Damp Proofing

At Platinum Chemicals, Damp Proofing is our speciality. We have a comprehensive range of damp proofing products to treat and prevent problems such as Rising Damp and Penetrating Damp, with products such as Damp Proofing Creams, Membranes, Water Repellents and much more.

An Overview of Damp Proofing

We have a comprehensive range of damp proofing products that can aid you in your fight against damp. With products such as Damp Proof Membranes, Damp Proofing Cream, Basement Tanking Slurry, Water Repellents and damp proof paints.

When to Use Damp Proofing Products

Dampness in a property can develop due to the lack of effective damp proof coursing or ignoring damp proofing during construction. In most cases, dampness can be identified using a moisture meter (such as a Protimeter Surveymaster) or in cases of prolonged dampness, visible patches of dampness may appear within the property.

  • Rising Damp

This is a common problem in older properties either because no damp proof course (DPC) was provided when built, or because a physical membrane has failed.

  • Penetrating Damp

Also known as ‘rain penetration’, this can occur through walls, roofs, windows and door surround. Damp proofing treatment is advised.

Choosing the right Damp Proofing Product

  • Damp Proofing Chemicals

Damp proofing chemicals are used for wall injections affected by rising damp. These chemicals are injected through holes drilled into the wall and create a continuous barrier against rising water.

  • Damp Proofing Cream

Damp Proofing Cream is a quick way to treat rising damp in masonry substrates. With fast application and little mess, damp proofing cream is low in hazard.

  • Damp Proofing Membranes

Damp Proofing Membranes can be used when damp proofing above ground walls subject to rising or penetrating damp, or salt contamination.

  • Water Repellents

Water repellents are used to block rain from penetrating the pours of masonry. Our range of breathable masonry water repellents is used where there is a desire to keep the appearance of the wall intact.

  • Moisture Meters

Moisture meters are used to detect moisture build-up and condensation in buildings. At Platinum Building Chemicals we recommend our range of Protimeter moisture meters.

Our Favourite Damp Proofing Products

For moisture meters, we recommend looking at our full range of Protimeter moisture meters. For Damp Proofing Paints, we recommend DampSeal DMP Paint, a highly advanced Styrene Butadiene Latex-Based liquid damp proof membrane.

For Damp Proofing Membranes we recommend the Platinum DM3 PRO-MESH Membrane, the Pro-mish is made up of a pattern of studs that face the wall and create an air channel that allows for vapour equalisation.

To control the problem of Rising Damp, we recommend DampSolve Damp Proof Cream, DampSolve Damp Proof Cream is designed to be injected into brickwork to control rising damp.