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There are three
easy steps to installing an injected Damp Proof Course;
1. Mark the holes 6 inches
(150mm) above the ground and drill with a 12mm masonry bit. Drill into
the joint, brick or stone horizontally or at a slight down angle.
2. Inject the DPC Quick Cream
very gently and slowly, from the base of the hole outwards.
3. Insert a DPC Plug, to
seal the hole. You can mortar over this with coloured mortar, if you
The Damp Proof
Course can go into the Mortar Joint or into the Brick or Stone.
Dose Gun avoids waste.
Step 1 - Drill 12mm diameter
holes. Step 2 - Inject the Quick Cream gently. Step 3 - Inset the DPC
Options for larger
damp proofing projects;
A. Use the 1 Litre Cartridge
- a Calibrated Dose Gun avoids waste
B. Use the 3 Litre Bucket
of Cream in a Pump up Pot
Note - injection, no matter
which method you use, requires virtually no pressure.
Proofing required: Quick Cream DPC, Skeleton Gun - either a 380cc
or professional 1000cc, Option - Calibrated Dose
Products: Renderproof Replastering Additive (5 litre), Wall Plugs,
Boron Ultra Gel (2.5 litre), UltraProof exterior wall treatment (5 litre
or 25 litre), Anti-Mould Paint (2.5 litre), Professional Skeleton Guns
(380cc or 1000cc), Professional Extension Nozzle (for repeated use with
12mm masonry bit, electric hammer drill, eye protection
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Typical damp proofing
cream injection usage rates
4.5 inch thick (115mm) single
leaf wall - 1000cc (1 litre) per 9 metres, inject from either side
9 inch thick wall (230mm)
double leaf solid or cavity - 1000cc(1 litre) per 4.5 metres, inject
from one side or from both sides.
18 inch thick wall (460mm)
solid or random fill - 1000cc (1 litre) per 2 metres, inject from both
Don't forget that replastering
is essential if dampness has affected your plaster because of the 'salts'
that come with the water: you have two options - either replaster to
our specification using sand and cement, with Renderpruf salt inhibitor/waterproofer
in the water or look at the Wall Membrane option. Wall Membranes offer
a considerable improvement over sand and cement - they produce a warmer
surface, can be insulated easily and can be directly plastered with
lightweight, modern plasters, like Carlite Bonding.
For easy fix Membrane information
go to: www.drywallandfloor.co.uk
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