Damp Proofing

What does Damp Proofing Mean?

Definition of Damp-proofing in Construction
Damp-proofing represents a coating of material that is either sprayed or painted ( brushed ) on the surface of a masonry component such as a foundation wall. The damp proofing is not intended to totally waterproof the surface, however it is intended to reduce the amount of water and moisture that can penetrate the surface. Waterproofing of a surface is a procedure that is designed to eliminate the movement of water or moisture through the surface of the masonry component. Damp-proofing is normally considered less of a barrier than other more sophisticated systems that are, in many instances, built up systems that will prevent water infiltration 100%.