Water, the most precious life supporting substance known to man is also the greatest destroyer of any age of house or building. In the form of dampness it can weaken or destroy brickwork, cement or concrete and lead to paint failures.
RISING DAMP: Caused by moisture in the ground penetrating the lower levels of the house or building when no damp course membrane is present or the membrane is broken or breached. Build up of soil or paving above the damp course level may also lead to moisture penetrating the lower levels of the walls.
PENETRATING DAMP: Water or moisture that penetrates from outside walls to the inside is classed as penetrating damp. Symptoms are dark patches of mould growth and delaminating and peeling paint. Particularly evident in the immediate vicinity of windows and doors.
PENETRATION BY GRAVITY: Water or moisture penetrates the top sections of parapets and by means of force of gravity erratic contamination of bottom wall sections take place. The symptoms are patches of loose and flaking paint and when the paint film is removed a white substance also known as effluoresense is visible.
CONDENSATION: Consistent humid areas where excessive water is used such as bathrooms and showers leads to condensation on walls and ceilings and subsequent paint failures. Application or Uses: Domestic Applications: Industrial Applications: Plaster surfaces. Commercial buildings. Concrete surfaces. Underground mining environments. Asbestos cement surfaces. Butcheries. Precast walling. Abattoirs. Window sills. Food processing plants Paving bricks. Bacterial polluted areas. Bathroom walls and ceilings. Algae or mildew polluted areas. Shower walls. Mass or DPI Housing projects. Drain surrounds. Water purification plants. Cement roof tiles. Dairy processing plants. Asbestos cement roof tiles. Sewage plants and concrete pipes. Clay bricks. Cement bricks. Slate tiles.
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