It’s time for our ‘spot the defect’ quiz, do you think you have what it takes to get it right?

If so what do you think is wrong with this damp proof course?

Now to see if you guessed right…

The photo shows the following issues:

  1. Blue bricks should not be used as the sole damp proof course.
  2. A proprietary DPC must always be provided.
  3. The poor detailing of the floor slab construction at the door threshold position has also resulted in a cold bridging issue and potential risk of water ingress.

For more examples of what not to do check out our article on things to look out for when installing DPC.

Alternatively you can refer to Chapter 6.3 of our Technical Manual for further information on damp proof courses and damp proof membranes.

By Anna Symington