Damp proof course in brickwork

Damp proof course (DPC) is a barrier of impervious material built into a wall or pier to prevent moisture form moving to any part of the building.

The DPC is built into base wall brickwork. It bridges brick skins and/or the brick and pier.

The DPC is laid into the brick wall approximately two courses (two bricks) below the lowest timber member, typically the bearer.

Diagram showing example of a damp proof course in brickwork.