Object and Materials Used For Damp Proofing
The treatment which is given to the building at the time of its construction to prevent the entry of damp into the building is known as damp-proofing.
Object/Necessity of damp proofing
Damp free condition is one of the basic requirements of all the building structures. Dampness makes a building unhabitable and structurally unsafe.
Thus, the object of providing a damp proofing course is to prevent the entry of damp into the building and thereby to make the building habitable and structurally safe, damp-proofing is necessary.
Materials Used For Damp Proofing
The following materials are commonly used for damp proofing:
1) Hot bitumen
2) Mastic asphalt
3) Bituminous felts
4) Metal sheets
5) Combination sheets and felts
9) Cement concrete
10) Plastic sheets.