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D.P.C - What You Need To Know ! by PqsMike: 12:25pm On Feb 20, 2017
Hello Nairalanders,

Often, we do hear people talk about "DPC level" without knowing what DPC or DPM actually means.

Damp proofing is a term that refers to water resistant material that is designed in order to prohibit dampness from occurring. Damp proofing a building will ensure that all general moisture does not saturate the walls. Saying this, however, there are several procedures that damp proofing must go through in order to ensure its efficacy.

One method of damp proofing is damp-proof course (DPC)

This is essentially a barrier created to resist moisture and inadvertently rising damp. This DPC layer is generally constructed below all housing walls.

The other method is damp-proof membrane (DPM)

This, on the other hand, dissimilarly to the above, is a membrane material that is designed to act as a barrier for potential moisture transmission. This can take the form of a polyethylene sheet underneath concrete.

In Nigeria, Most Builders skip this essential material thinking its not necessary, the funny part is, they boastly say that a construction project has reached DPC....Meanwhile, DPC is not even included. This is a construction error, let's make amendments.



Re: D.P.C - What You Need To Know ! by PqsMike: 6:23am On Mar 04, 2017

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