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A 1200 gauge black DPM designed for use in solid concrete ground floors ? available as a handy pack ideal for smaller damp proofing jobs.

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Black DPM for Concrete Floors

This low density 1200 gauge polyethylene membrane protects buildings from moisture in the ground. As a DPM for concrete floors, it is designed for use with solid ground floors that are not subject to hydrostatic pressure.

The DPM membrane provides a barrier that prevents ground water transmitting to the final floor finish whether that?s timber, laminate, carpet or tiles. DPMs of this quality provide long term protection to the upper surface of the floor from damage. You should always consider a DPM before installing any flooring at ground level.

Capital Valley Plastics pride themselves on the durability of their membranes. Under normal conditions, the polythene DPM will act as an effective barrier to moisture for the duration of the concrete slab. This means that you can rest assured that your final floor finish is protected from water damage.

The 1200 gauge membrane has a DPM thickness of 300?m, making it highly puncture resistant. On smooth or blinded surfaces, the DPM membrane will not be damaged by normal foot or site traffic such as wheelbarrows. However, care must be taken to avoid damage during installation, particularly when handling building materials and equipment over the surface and when laying concrete or screeds.

DPM Uses

The black DPM can be installed in the following ways:

  • as an oversite membrane, between a blinded hardcore bed and the base concrete slab
  • as a sandwich membrane in a base concrete slab
  • between the base concrete slab and the screed


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