Rising damp occurs when groundwater rises up through walls, floors and masonry. Bricks and mortar can be very porous and contain many fine capillaries, through which water can rise. This can result in visible damp patches, salt-contamination and crumbling plaster on interior walls.
Penetrating damp is a common problem on brick, stone and masonry buildings. Most people become aware of penetrating damp in their property because of damp patches on interior decorating surfaces but it can also be indicated by symptoms such as exterior efflorescence and eroded weather facing surfaces.
When it is not possible to protect building materials and interior surfaces from the sources of dampness, like rain penetration or rising damp, it is often beneficial to use a damp-proof membrane or covering to halt its progress. This can protect other vulnerable building materials and create a comfortable environment for the occupants.
The Roxil range of products protects garden patios, paving and outdoor wooden structures from the elements. Roxil Patio Cream and Roxil Wood Protection Cream will weatherproof patios, paving and wood for 10 years with a single coat. Roxil Wood & Patio Cleaner enables effective and non-destructive cleaning of all Roxil treated materials.
If your property has been affected by woodworm, fungal rot or excessive biological growth, it is important to treat the affected areas with an effective product. The SoluGuard range of biocidal preservation treatments is available to prolong the life of building materials by eliminating biological hazards.
ProBor wood preseratives are based on water-soluble borate, a timber preservative that has been extensively researched over the last 50 years. The products in the ProBor range are formulated for use against fungal decay (dry rot, wet rot) and wood-boring insects.
The BrickFix Crack Stitching System offers a fast and cost-effective solution for crack repair in masonry walls. The system allows cracks in masonry to be stabilised by bonding BrickFix helical crack stitching bar into slots cut into the wall’s mortar course using specially formulated BrickFix grouts.
Established in 1946 by a Danish Chemist, Vandex products are now available Worldwide and have been used on numerous prestigious projects including The Channel Tunnel, Canary Wharf, and The World Bank.
All Oldroyd membranes are produced using Oldroyd’s multi-layer technology technique which increases membrane strength and, in many cases, allows the use of 49 – 70% recycled plastic with no loss in performance.