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Written by Warren Muschialli

Identifying the cause of the damp problems

Common damp problems and possible causes include:

Rising Damp

Rising Damp

  • Lack of a damp proof course in old houses
  • Failure of the damp proof course
  • External ground levels that are higher than the damp proof course

Penetrating Damp

Penetrating Damp

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



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

Newton Products for Treating Damp

Newton 603 damp proof membraneNewton’s product range consists of BBA certified damp proofing products. Newton products provide a comprehensive solution for damp problems.

Much like the best waterproofing solutions, the best damp proofing solutions use different products in combination. This helps to form the most comprehensive defence possible. Feel free to contact our technical department on 01732 360 095 or tech@newtonwaterproofing.co.uk We will help to ascertain the cause of your damp problem and recommend the most suitable solution for your project.

The Newtonite Damp Proofing System contains a comprehensive range of products. We utilise these products in different combinations dependent on the scenario. For example, Newton’s damp proofing membranes can be used together with a damp proof course. This is the perfect solution when the wait time for the wall to dry out is not practical, as the system can be used as an alternative to direct rendering. Newton also recognise that in some situations it will not always be possible, practical, or recommended to inject a new DPC. In this situation, a wall membrane will be the only solution.

Collectively, the products within the Newtonite System make it possible to deal with all forms of dampness. From rising damp to penetrating damp and residual hygroscopic damp to condensation, we provide the client with a fully BBA-certified solution.

3d Drawing Damp Proofing SystemDamp proofing Internal Walls

One of the biggest problems related to dampness is when it begins to affect internal walls. When internal walls begin to dampen, the atmosphere of the home can become increasingly unpleasant thanks to the musty smell it can create, not only that, it can also lead to harmful mould spores that are bad for your health. The Newton range of damp proofing products can alleviate this problem and ensure your walls are as they should be.

Below-Ground Damp Problems

If your damp problems are in a basement or cellar area, a full waterproofing system is essential. Please see this article for more information about our basement waterproofing solutions: Basement Waterproofing: An Overview

Damp Proofing Shop

You can buy many of Newton’s damp proofing products immediately. We offer a next day delivery via our Online Damp Proofing Shop. Our rolls of damp proofing membrane can be bought either individually or as part of our readymade Damp Proofing Packs. Our readymade packs contain all of the ancillaries that you will need and are available to cover areas of 7.5m², 10m², 15m² and 40m².

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