Steel Corrosion Protection

While steel is undoubtedly one of the more popular construction materials, it’s not without its shortcomings. Steel is vulnerable to corroding. Corrosion is an electro-chemical reaction that appears in several forms, such as chemical corrosion and atmospheric corrosion, the latter of which is the most common form. When acidic substances (including water) come in contact with metals, such as iron and/or steel, rust begins to form. Without protection, steel will rust due to atmospheric conditions over time. The degree of rust will depend on the environment that...

Damp Proofing versus Waterproofing

As a damp proofing specialist, WP Junction knows the distinct difference between damp proofing and waterproofing. Damp proofing is intended to keep out soil moisture while waterproofing keeps out both moisture and liquid water. Buildings have been damp proofed for years, a practice that used to be mistakenly referred to as waterproofing. The International Residential Code (IRC), in Section R406, specifies the conditions that require either damp proofing or waterproofing. Any concrete or masonry foundation walls “that retain earth and enclose interior spaces and floors below grade...