Damp Proofing Cream

A revolution in the treatment of rising damp.

Dryzone Damp Proofwing with Eco Warm Walls

Rising damp occurs when groundwater rises up through walls, floors and masonry. Bricks and mortar can be very porous and contain many fine capillaries, through which water can rise. This can result in visible damp patches, salt-contamination and crumbling plaster on interior walls.

Most modern properties are built with a damp-proof course, commonly referred to as a DPC. Some properties, however, were built with no DPC, or the original has failed, meaning that rising damp can occur and it is necessary to make remedial repairs.

Eco Warm Walls use the Dryzone System range of products. These are designed to to eliminate rising damp in these situations and renovate the interior walls that have been affected by it. Each product in the Dryzone System range is part of a system designed to solve the problem of rising damp from start to finish.

What is Rising Damp?

Rising damp is when ground water makes its way into a property by traveling up through the brickwork. Left untreated it can make its way into the property and cause:

  • Peeling wallpaper
  • Plaster to deteriorate
  • Paint to blister
  • Erosion of the building fabric. Brick, mortar and stone lose their integrity
  • Increased heat loss through increased thermal conductivity
  • Health problems due to mold spores.

Protect your home from the damaging effects of the rising damp and give yourself peace of mind.

Stopping Rising Damp

In order to stop the progress of rising damp through a wall, it is necessary to create a new damp proof course. The most practical and effective way to do this is to make an existing mortar course into a waterproof barrier, using high strength damp-proofing products. 

Eco Warm Walls use Dryzone Damp Proofing Cream.

This is a patented high-strength silicone-based cream that is injected into holes drilled at regular intervals along a mortar course. Once injected, the cream diffuses along the mortar course before curing to form a breathable water-repellent resin – preventing dampness from rising up the wall.

Dryzone was the very first DPC cream and revolutionised the market when it was launched in the year 2000. It still remains the most effective and most accredited DPC cream on the market today and is suitable for use in almost all rising damp situations.

Why use Dry Zone and Eco Warm Walls?

There are several tangible benefits

  • Quick to install. Up to three-times faster than standard damp-proofing injection systems.
  • Easy to install. Minimal disruption. Can be installed from outside. No need to remove skirting-boards, fitted cabinets etc.
  • Concentrated formula. Dry Zone is four times stronger than many competitors. This means much smaller volumes can be used to achieve the right result.
  • Low Hazard. Non-Caustic, non-flammable and not injected under pressure.
  • Solvent Free
  • Quick and clean. No problems with the product leaking into neighbouring rooms or properties.
  • No electric pump required. Less, noise, less disruption, less equipment and can be installed without access to power.
  • Effective. Independent testing has shown that Dry Zone provides a more effective barrier to rising damp than competing products.

Proven Performance

Naturally, homeowners want the most effective products available to be used to treat rising damp in their properties. Creating the best possible barrier to rising damp minimises moisture in the wall, blocks the build-up of ground salts, and reduces heat-loss. For this reason, Dryzone Damp-Proofing Cream has been formulated to form an effective Damp Proof Course in walls of all types and has been tested under more conditions than any other rising damp treatment on the market.

This is important because no two walls suffering from rising damp are the same. In particular the physical properties of the mortar used to construct walls can vary considerably and this can have a significant influence on the effectiveness of any rising damp treatment.

The effectiveness of Dryzone has been verified under a wide range of test conditions by independent test houses around the world. Test conditions examined include:

  • Saturated walls (up to 95% saturation)
  • Low alkalinity mortar
  • High alkalinity mortar
  • Low porosity mortar
  • High porosity mortrar
  • Lime-based mortar
  • Cement-based mortar