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Painted Wall with Vapour Causing Bubbles in Textured Paint Finishes

Painted Wall with Vapour Causing Bubbles in Textured Paint Finishes

Painted Wall with Vapour Causing Bubbles in Textured Paint Finishes It was disappointing to see this newly re-painted wall with bubbles in it. Water vapour causing bubbles in textured paint finishes. The wall forms part of the building structure and a garden bed has been placed behind it. The bubbling paint is most likely caused by water penetrating through the garden bed’s waterproofing causing bubbling and blistering.  The video provides evidence where the paint is not adhering. Some Causes of  […]

Leaking Block Retaining Walls

Leaking Block Retaining Walls

Leaking Block Retaining Walls Waterproofing block retaining walls is a necessary part of constructing retaining walls. The retaining structure must have waterproofing designed in the engineering of the structure. This is especially critical when they are subject to groundwater (hydrostatic) pressure. Even when a block retaining wall is just exposed to climatic rainfall the retaining wall’s substructure will experience varying levels of hydrostatic pressure. What if there is a failure in waterproofing membrane? Then the hydrostatic pressure caused by this […]

So What is Concrete Cancer in Buildings?

So What is Concrete Cancer in Buildings?

What is concrete cancer? So what is concrete cancer? Freshly poured concrete is a mix is of a highly alkaline nature. The alkalinity helps prevents and protects the rebar steel from corrosion. This is what is concrete cancer. Concrete cancer, over time, develops since the highly alkaline nature of concrete is reduced through water ingress through 2 main processes. carbonation is due to the presence of carbon dioxide in water forming a weak acid which reduces the alkalinity of the […]

Concrete Waterproofing with Crystalline Technology

Concrete Waterproofing with Crystalline Technology

Concrete Waterproofing with Crystalline Technology | Reducing Water Permeability into Concrete | Cost savings – Materials Use of Crystalline Waterproofing to Reduce Capillary Porosity in concrete Concrete is a highly important construction and building material. Concrete is porous and permeable in nature. Due to its composition and nature, concrete is often susceptible to damage and deterioration caused by water. The damage caused by water can be significant over time. More often than not concrete waterproofing (crystalline technology) is applied as […]