Traditional Plastering for Damp Proofing
This is a two day process: Traditional plastering involves applying a wet backing coat plaster first on to the brick or block work, then levelling it off. Once complete, this is left overnight to dry and then it gets skimmed the next day.
Damp Proof Course DPC and Plaster Methods
This method is used for new builds or renovation work. Some people request as it gives them a more solid wall just to hang things on or screw to. We have to do it when we are damp proofing 9 times out of 10.
Approximate Drying times Guide
The following drying times are approximate and for guidance only. In general, allow about 1 month per 25 mm of wall thickness:-
|Wall Thickness||Drying-Out Time|
|less than 100 mm||3 to 6 months|
|100 mm to 300 mm||6 to 12 months|
|over 300 mm||1 month per 25 mm|