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Products to Stop Water Leaks in Concrete Walls

Products to Stop Water Leaks in Concrete Walls

When you find a water leak in your concrete wall. Carry out this type of repair as quickly as possible. Moisture leaking into basements or other water concrete retaining structures does cause extensive damage. Not only can water threaten the integrity of the wall & foundations, but also the environment where mould spores can grow in the porous concrete surface. The presence of mould can break down the concrete. The products to stop water leaks in concrete walls are varied. […]

Why Seal Concrete Water Retaining Structures

Why Seal Concrete Water Retaining Structures

Why Seal Concrete Water Retaining Structures? Why seal concrete water retaining structures is a very important question. Construction of all water holding structures must include waterproofing. The waterproofing of these retaining structures is essential to ensure longevity of every retaining structure. There are many water holding structures. Usually defined as a structure which is designed to hold back or restrain the flow of water. The retaining structure’s surface is treated to prevent the flow of water cause by pressure. (hydrostatic […]

Waterproofing lift pits

Waterproofing lift pits

Waterproofing lift pits – David Cook’s view Lift Pit Waterproofing Discussion Paper The author Dave Cook is the Managing director and senior surveyor of Cook Group Ltd Experienced in preservation & waterproofing industry since 1986. He has the C.S.R.T & C.S.S.W qualifications and is also an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Building (ACIOB). More information is available about Dave their website www.cookgroupltd.co.uk Objectives The purpose of this paper is to discuss the reasons why lift pit waterproofing fails […]

What Causes Efflorescence and How do You Remove it?

What Causes Efflorescence and How do You Remove it?

What Causes Efflorescence So what causes efflorescence? This is when soluble salts and other water dispersible materials come to the surface of concrete and mortars. Low temperatures, moist conditions, condensation, rain, dew, and water added to the surface of fresh concrete to assist troweling and curing help promote efflorescence. It can occur very soon after exposure to moist or cool conditions or gradually Especially when it comes from within the concrete or from water entering from outside or moist soil. […]

Relieving Hydrostatic Pressure in Basement Construction

Relieving Hydrostatic Pressure in Basement Construction

Relieving Hydrostatic Pressure in Basements “Are sump pumps the best way of relieving hydrostatic pressure on basement walls from groundwater ?” OnlineWaterproofingShop believes it’s best to apply a continuous coating/membrane to the waterside which withstands the pressure on its surface. What to do when you can no longer apply a coating to the water side. Then a cementitious coating like Drizoro Maxseal Foundation or Drizoro Maxseal Flex which withstands hydrostatic pressure is applied to the inside. This promotes the cementitious crystalline process which […]