Installation and Site Work
By their very nature, masonry walls are not waterproof. The specification, design, detailing and construction of the total wall element should contain provisions for appropriate resistance to rain and moisture penetration in relation to local exposure conditions.
Cavity walls will inevitably allow some water to penetrate the outer leaf in prolonged periods of wind driven rain. Proper design and positioning of Damp proof courses, cavity trays and any insulation will minimize the risk of penetration further into the building. Where the cavity is unavoidably bridged by window and door openings, angle supports etc, correct detailing is essential. The inner leaf of a cavity wall should not be relied upon to resist water penetration.
Damp Proof Course Installation
Icopal Damp proof courses must be installed in accordance with current Icopal instructions and the current codes of practice for the installation of waterproofing and workmanship for work on site for masonry.
DPC Compatability With Other Materials
DPC Handling and Storage
Health and Safety