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The Best Waterproofing & Remedial Building Materials


The Best Waterproofing & Remedial Building Materials

This Group is for you if you have a waterproofing or building maintenance problem and wish to discuss the best materials to use

Cementitious Waterproofing

Cementitious waterproofing systems offer a number of advantages over traditional waterproofing systems. Usually waterproofing is being applied to concrete or a masonry surface so the you using like on like. This means a cementitious coating has the same or very similar characteristics to the base it is being applied to. The base can be damp and if not damp the substrate base need to be dampened so a our Drizoro Maxseal Foundation,  Drizoro Maxseal Foundation Super,  Drizoro Maxseal White n Grey waterproofing systems can be applied. These Cementitious waterproofing systems are simple to apply and can be used on either side of the wall. Traditionally waterproof coating are applied to the outside (same side as the water will be). Cementitious  systems can also be applied to the inside of leaking basements and can withstand hydrostatic pressure generated by the water outside the without delaminating.  Any expansion joints can sealed, again either side of the wall, using Drizoro Maxjoint Elastic and Drizoro Maxseal Flex
The last advantage and an very important benefit to the waterproofer is that should a section fail whether by damage by other trades or some kind movement cracking and allowing water penetration into the wall will not cause an Drizoro waterproofing system to delaminate. Where other waterproofing systems when damaged the water penetrates the wall and slowly allows the whole of traditional system to delaminate making a small amount of damage into a total refurbishment at high cost.

Concrete Restoration and Corrosion Protection

Cementitious products are used in the maintenance and restoration of  concrete and masonry building structures such as concrete spalling (concrete cancer), filling or leveling concrete floors or walls, setting of manhole covers.

The most challenging Concrete repair was for the Navy:  Repairing and sealing of 250 and 400 ton FERRO-CONCRETE BARGES using Maxrest and Maxseal.  Repairs had to be completed both on the outside and on inside to prevent sinking as preventative maintenance, to waterproof repairs and eliminate salt water ingress, extending the life cycle of the FERRO-CONCRETE BARGES . 

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Rising Damp in your walls - What can you do?

Rising Damp in your walls - What can you do?

What causes rising damp in houses?
Causes of damprising dampness. Usually occurs on the ground floor and the damp suggests it is localized at the bottom of your walls. Then the cause of the damp can the result of your damp proof course being penetrated by moisture. Faulty, non existent damp course, or breakdown also results in rising damp.
Rising damp is mostly occurs to brick and masonry structures The diagram above shows how the moisture from below can enter your building structure despite the wall being externally waterproofed.
This diagram shows how we can prevent the moisture coming into you building

Why Rising Damp is a Problem?

Rising damp not only can effects the great appearance of a home. The signs of rising damp are seen with the paint bubbling, cracking, salts efflorescence and mildew or mold on the walls. Can occur on the outside as inside your house. If walls remain damp, over time, it impacts on the structural integrity of a house through rotting timber, degrading of the structural integrity of masonry and brick. Damp areas may attract termites(I had this problem in an single brick or leaf wall in my garage). More effects caused by the increased moisture in the walls can cause rusting of any reinforcement steel, create condensation, can damage furniture and soft furnishings, and even cause health problems to residents.

Prevention & treatment

Luckily, modern waterproofing methods means rising damp can be treated properly and prevented from reoccurring.

  1.  Repair the damp-proof course, usually means removing a brick course and reinstalling the damp course.
  2.  Drill couple holes into each brick just around the floor level and pump in a silicon-based waterproofing mixture under high pressure. Forming a waterproof barrier preventing the water from wicking up the wall bricks.
  3.  Using cementitious waterproof membranes such as Drizoro Maxseal Foundation

This video shows what Drizoro Maxseal Foundation can do when you have a significant water penetrating a basement carpark

In this video show how to apply the Drizoro Maxseal range of products

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