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What is Electro Osmotic Damp proofing?

There are various solutions to a damp problems – dependent of course on what type of damp problem the property is suffering from. In some instances there may be a need to install a new damp proof course – these can take the form of solid or chemical or as we are about to look at electric in the form of electro osmotic damp proofing!

What is electro osmotic damp proofing?

Installing electro osmotic damp proofing

Installing electro osmotic damp proofing

Electro osmotic damp proofing is for those people looking for a more scientific based damp proof course and uses electricity to prevent damp rising up. The electro osmotic system works by introducing a small electric charge in to the wall just above ground level.

This is done through use of titanium cathodes and anodes that are fitted into the brickwork just above ground level, these then draw power from the mains supply.

The effect of the small charge is to repel the rising moisture molecules back down the wall as the water molecules are drawn towards the negative electrodes.

As long as the positive electric charge remains the brickwork will remain free of damp.

How is an electro osmotic system installed?

The system is installed on the outside of the brickwork. Having drilled a series of small, neat holes just above ground level, anodes are inserted which in turn are linked by a connecting wire. This wire is then pointed into the wall resulting in the installation of a damp proof course that is fitted with minimal disruption to the property owner.

Benefits of electro osmotic damp proofing

– Unlike injected damp proof courses it is chemical free

– The system is suitable for properties of all types and ages

– A simple installation with minimum disturbance to the property

– A monitoring system can also be specified giving peace of mind the system is working

– Benefits from a long term guarantee

The system is proven to be very effective in difficult conditions such as stone wall, highly porus brick work and rubble filled walls where injection damp proof courses are not as effective.

To find out more about electro osmotic damp proofing give our team of damp specialists a call on 0800 0193 022.