What Is DPC?
DPC means Damp Proof Course which is applied at basement levels, which restricts the movement of moisture through walls and floors of a building. Mostly DPC courses are required in new build properties which are most sensitive to moisture in order to prevent rising dampness subsequently.
The role of DPC is to prevent damp from the ground rising up the walls which might cause damage to property. Excess moisture results in damage of plaster, decoration and could also result in wet rot, or dry rot affecting unprotected timbers of a structure.