- to protect against the incursion of damp by adding a dampcourse or by coating with a moisture-resistant preparation
- protected against damp or causing protection against dampa damp-proof course
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The good points of concrete are manifold; it forms a strong, fire-resisting, and damp-proof structure.Inventors at Work
The base of the cavity should be taken down a course or two below the level of the damp-proof course.
A damp-proof course has been introduced consisting of a thin sheet of lead sandwiched between layers of asphalt.