• Damp Proofing Internal Walls

    Damp Proofing Internal Walls


    With the high level of rainfall in the UK, the average home is subjected to a lot of rainwater, so it is no surprise that damp can become a big problem for many. Damp on internal walls can look very unsightly, often causes a bad smell in the house, and can cause permanent damage to plaster, paint and finishes. It can also be bad for our health, aggravating respiratory problems and encouraging the emergence of mites and mould. Damp proofing internal walls is essential for walls affected by damp – but firstly it is important to identify the cause of the damp problems.

    Identifying The Cause Of The Dampness

    Common damp problems and possible causes include:

    Rising Damp

    • Lack of a damp proof course in old houses
    • Failure of the damp proof course
    • Ground levels that are higher than the internal floor level

    Penetrating Damp

    • Cracked masonry
    • Poor pointing
    • Defective rainwater goods such as gutters or downpipes
    • Penetration from driving rain

    Condensation

    • Poorly ventilated rooms
    • Areas of high humidity e.g. bathrooms
    • The appearance of mould on the walls

    Newton Damp Proofing Membranes

    Newton damp proof membranes are made from High Density Polyethylene and Polypropylene which means that they are impervious to moisture and moisture vapour. The surface of the membranes are formed into a stud formation – this ‘egg box’ stud profile is a major advantage when treating damp. When applied to an internal wall, the stud profile allows moisture to evaporate from the wall unhindered which means that there is no danger of the dampness being guided else where which is a risk with some other systems.

    Wall Finishes

    Newton damp proofing membranes accommodate a number of finishes

    1) Newton 803 – with battens

    2) Newton 803 – with metal frame

    3) Newton 805 Newlath / 803 Newtonite – with dot and dab

    4) Newton 805 Newlath / 803 Newtonite – with plaster / lime plaster / render

    5 Steps To A Dry Wall

    Buy Now

    All our damp proof membranes and ancillaries are available to buy online. You can buy 10m2, 15m2 and 40m2 damp proofing packs with all the required ancillaries. These packs are suitable for damp proofing internal walls above ground – for below ground areas please view our Basement Waterproofing solution, Newton System 500

    Newton Damp Proof Membranes For Above Ground Walls – Buy Online

    Further Information and Installers

    If you would like a list of installers in your area who can offer insured guarantees for the installation of Newton damp proof membranes, please ring 09 527 1829, e-mail tech@newtonsystems.co.nz or fill out our online form Request Nationwide Damp Proofing and Basement Waterproofing Contractors

    • Rising Damp
      Lack of a damp proof course in old houses
      Failure of the damp proof course
      Ground levels that are higher than the internal floor level

    • Penetrating Damp
      Cracked masonry
      Poor pointing
      Defective rainwater goods such as gutters or downpipes
      Penetration from driving rain

    • Condensation
      Poorly ventilated rooms
      Areas of high humidity e.g. bathrooms
      The appearance of mould on the walls