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What are Dryrod Damp-Proofing Rods?

Why use Dryrod?

The Dryrod System developed by the makers of the leading Dryzone Damp Proofing Cream are even more effective and with guaranteed dosage and increased treatment speed are recommended for projects that demand maximum performance.

They are the quickest system available as the rods are simply inserted into pre-drilled 12mm holes along a continuous mortar course at 120mm centres. At only $45 per packet which will treat 2.5 metres of single brick ($40 per packet if you buy 5 packets or more) they are the most economical way of treating rising damp available in Australia.

As the latest development in the treatment of rising damp, there are numerous advantages to using Dryrod Damp-Proofing Rods:

  • The most effective rising damp eradication treatment available — Independent testing proves that Dryrod outperforms all other competitors systems.
  • The simplest and fastest system to install — Simply drill holes the lowest mortar course, insert a rod in each hole and you’re finished.
  • No specialist equipment or expertise required — Only a standard hammer drill with a 12 mm masonry drill bit, rubber gloves and a sharp cutting tool such as garden secateurs are needed.
  • Nothing to clean up — Each foil wrap packet when opened contains 10 rods which are inserted straight into the pre-drilled holes. Nothing to clean up.
  • Correct amount applied every time.  — Each rod contains exactly the correct amount of water-repellent guaranteeing no under treating and no wastage.
  • The eradication of rising damp is permanent — The active ingredients permeate, and bond with the masonry providing a permanent solution to rising damp.
  • Proven to work on the wettest walls (even up to 95% saturation) — Independent testing  prove that the Dryrod system outperforms even our premium damp-proofing cream at high saturation levels.
  • Safe and environmentally friendly — Dryrods are solvent free, non-caustic and odour free. They are safe for asthma sufferers and pet friendly! Bedrooms that have been treated can be slept in the same night.

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The Importance of Effectively Treating Rising Damp

Your home could well be your biggest investment and needs protecting. Rising Damp, like cancer in humans gets worse the longer it is left untreated therefore it is urgent to effectively treat the problem. Sanding back damaged walls and repainting will not cure the problem.

For this reason, Dryrod Damp-Proofing Rods have been designed to form an effective damp-proof course in walls of all types and have been tested under conditions of up to 95% saturation, where it has been shown to outperform all tested competitor products.
This is important because no two walls suffering from rising damp are the same. In particular the physical properties of the mortar used to construct walls can vary considerably and this can have a significant influence on the effectiveness of any rising damp treatment.

Naturally, homeowners want the most effective products available to be used to treat rising damp in their properties. Creating the best possible barrier to rising damp minimises moisture in the wall and blocks the build-up of ground salts.

Dryrod Damp-Proofing Rods are effective in a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Saturated walls (up to 95% saturation)
  • Low alkalinity mortar
  • High alkalinity mortar
  • Low porosity mortar
  • High porosity mortar
  • Lime-based mortar
  • Cement-based mortar


As with all remedial damp-proofing systems, it is necessary to remove and replace any salt-contaminated plaster with a render containing one of our recommended moisture barriers.

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