How much does damp proofing cost and what are the options?

The cost of damp proofing varies based on several factors
The cost of damp proofing varies based on several factors (Image credit: Getty Images)

Damp is a perennial problem for properties, especially those cited in wetter locations. With the potential to cause structural damage to your home and cause health problems if the damp leads to mould, damp proofing your home is essential to prevent longer term damage to your property and its residents.

While newer properties are built using tried and tested damp proofing techniques that prevent moisture ingress, older properties are particularly vulnerable to damp and may need more complex remedial measures to fix any problems. 

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