Damp proofing is essentially the act of making something impervious to damp by using a damp course. As damp implies slightly wet, damp proofing is basically a type of moisture control. In construction it is applied on building walls and floors to prevent moisture but in this post we are going to take a left field view and take a quick look at “non building” forms of damp proofing. (For info on the more conventional definition, check out our Damp Proofing section).
Damp proofing is something which prevents moisture passing through the gaps or spaces. When it rains, raincoats may be said to be a damp proofing object, as they stop the moisture and water making a person wet. In the same way, an umbrella plays the same role to damp proof a person’s body.
The concept of damp proofing can also come into play when using a mobile phone or a tablet. If you want to take a bath and you cannot leave your mobile device outside as you expect a call or if you want to read an e-book, then you could dig around in your kitchen for a zipper lock storage bag. For a mobile device, a sandwich sized bag works well. You just stick the phone in the bag and seal it up and make sure that it’s sealed completely. After that you have to fold the excess part of the bag behind it. (If it has a touch display, you have to leave some air in the bag – this will keep the plastic off the surface and the touch display will work fine). Then you can enjoy your mobile or tablet device with no worry of getting it splashed or dripped accidentally.
In this way you can damp proof your watch too, as well as other valuable items which can stop working if they become damp. This type of damp proofing is necessary because it helps you use your device safely and you will not worry about your valuables stopping working through becoming damp or getting wet.