Requirements of an Ideal Material For Damp Proofing

Requirements of an Ideal Material For Damp Proofing

Following are the requirements of an ideal material for the damp proofing:
  1. The material should be durable. As a matter of fact, the damp proof course should remain effective during the useful life of the building.
  2. The material should be such that it remains steady and does not allow any movement in itself.
  3. The material should be perfectly impervious.
  4. the material should be capable of resisting the loads coming on it.
  5. The material should be flexible so that it is capable of accommodating the structural movements without any fracture.
  6. The material should be dimensionally stable.
  7. The material should be reasonably cheap.
  8. The material should be such that it is possible to carry out leak-proof jointing.
  9. The material should be free from deliquescent salts like sulphate, chlorides and nitrates.
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