Definition of damp course in English:

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damp course

(also damp-proof course)

noun

British
A layer of waterproof material in the wall of a building near the ground, to prevent rising damp.
Example sentences
  • An insulated concrete floor was laid, with a damp course up the walls and dry-lining downstairs.
  • In recent years, Mr Parrett has become a leading expert in damp problems and says he has yet to encounter a true case of rising damp caused by the failure of an existing damp-proof course.
  • In older houses check the pointing, particularly in courses of bricks below the damp course.

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