Under surface waterproofing for bathrooms and balconies

Waterproofing problems with bathrooms or balconies? Traditionally, cementitious products are used under tiles, vinyl, parquet, AstroTurf and other types of flooring. However, these systems are not only labour intensive, they are also relatively inflexible.  Under surface waterproofing in wet rooms such as bathrooms and balconies often doesn’t get the attention it deserves, even though it plays a major part in protecting the concrete of the flooring.  Liquid polyurethane (PU) has become a game changer in waterproofing wet areas. A cost-effective solution is the Hypredesmo S-WR, a single...

Treating rising damp with Dampzero Plasterguard

Rising damp is moisture present in your walls as a result of water in the ground underneath or next to your walls rising up through the fabric of the wall, whether it be brick, block or stone. The water travels upwards through the wall as a result of capillary action (where water is sucked through a small opening such as a tube or hole) through the tiny holes in the brick or stone. The water stops rising at a height where gravity counteracts the upwards force of...

Hyperseal Expert – 150

HYPERSEAL®-expert-150 is a novel low modulus expansion joint sealant, especially formulated to ensure bubble free cure even at very high temperature and humidity climatic conditions. The product displays excellent thixotropy allowing its use even in very large expansion joints. It cures by reaction with atmospheric humidity to produce a joint sealant with a 50% joint movement accommodation factor and excellent adhesion on substrates traditionally problematic for PU sealants, e.g. glass, aluminum, steel, polycarbonate, etc.. The extrusion rate and tooling of the sealant remain the same throughout a...

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How to deal with lateral damp problems?

The most common form of damp is lateral damp and the most common causes of lateral damp are: Flower boxes Stepped floor levels(internal) Raised external ground levels Raised paving If not properly diagnosed lateral damp can be mistaken for rising damp – the appearance seems the same i.e., blistering of paintwork, appearance of efflorescent salts, degeneration of plaster etc. It is of utmost importance that a proper inspection is conducted to ascertain the cause of the problem and not just accept that it is rising damp Waterproof...

Do you have a problem with rising damp?

Rising damp problem? All modern buildings today are fitted with a damp proof course beneath the concrete floor slab and between the bricks of the external walls to prevent ground water from rising up into the upper levels of buildings and causing damage to the substrate. DPC sheeting has been used in the building industry for over 50 years. If fitted properly the DPC sheeting will prove to be a long term barrier against rising damp. It does happen that DPC sheeting is fitted incorrectly or is...