AN INTRODUCTION TO DAMP AND WATERPROOFING
The lack of damp proofing is the cause of most defects in structures. It is important that architects, contractors, developers, inspectors or any party concerned ensure that damp proofing systems are installed correctly. It is also important that the correct materials are used. Most damp proofing applications are in the form of sheets of PVC or malthoid used in various areas.
Are you building a problem?
You´re investing a lot of money in this project. With damp causing the walls to effloresce, and surface finishes such as carpets, floor tiles and wall cladding to deteriorate and decay. It makes good sense to attend to damp proofing needs at the construction stage, at a fraction of the cost of your building.
To remedy a damp problem at a later stage is costly and labour intensive. And it is wise to insist on recognised manufacturers like Gundle, because Gundle manufactures specially formulated plastic sheeting for each damp proof application. Damproofing systems account for less than 1,2% of the building cost of an average structure. Visit www.gundle.co.za for more info.