Definition of Damp-proof course

1. Noun. A course of some impermeable material laid in the foundation walls of building near the ground to prevent dampness from rising into the building.

Exact synonyms: Damp Course
Generic synonyms: Course, Row



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Damp-proof Course

damnum absque injuria
damoisel
damoiselle
damoiselles
damoisels
damosel
damosella
damosels
damourite
damourites
damozel
damozels
damp
damp-dry
damp-proof course (current term)
damp course
damp down
damp off
damp proofing
damp squib
damp squibs
damp squid
damp squids
damped
dampen
dampened
dampener
dampeners
dampening

Literary usage of Damp-proof course

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"A damp- proof course has been introduced consisting of a thin sheet of lead ... Basement storeys to be kept dry require, besides the damp-proof course ..."

2. I.C.S. Reference Library: A Series of Textbooks Prepared for the Students of by International Correspondence Schools (1909)
"To prevent moisture from rising in the walls of a building erected in very wet ground, a damp-proof course should be inserted. This course must run around ..."

3. The English Home by Banister Fletcher, Herbert Phillips Fletcher (1910)
"A HORIZONTAL damp-proof course. not always materially affect their efficiency. 2. Asphalt, which should be one of the varieties of rock asphalt, ..."

4. Notes on Building Construction: Arranged to Meet the Requirements of the by Henry Fidler, Great Britain Dept. of Science and Art (1891)
"The hollow wall is often arranged to begin on the damp-proof course (see page 6), but it is better to continue the hollow for two or three courses lower, ..."

5. The Health Exhibition Literature. (1884)
"Damp-Proof Course.—Built in wall. Two courses of slate laid so as to break joint, ... A damp-proof course is necessary to prevent moisture rising in ..."

6. Public Health Papers and Reports by American Public Health Association (1906)
"This damp-proof course may consist of sheet lead, asphalt, sheet bitumen, ... In the majority of the houses the damp-proof course is only a few inches above ..."

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