Damp Proofing versus Waterproofing

As a damp proofing specialist, WP Junction knows the distinct difference between damp proofing and waterproofing. Damp proofing is intended to keep out soil moisture while waterproofing keeps out both moisture and liquid water. Buildings have been damp proofed for years, a practice that used to be mistakenly referred to as waterproofing. The International Residential Code (IRC), in Section R406, specifies the conditions that require either damp proofing or waterproofing. Any concrete or masonry foundation walls “that retain earth and enclose interior spaces and floors below grade...