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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 […]

How to Seal Leaking Block Walls in Your Basement

How to Seal Leaking Block Walls in Your Basement

How to Seal Leaking Block Walls in Your Basement So How to Seal Leaking Block Walls in Your Basement. Basement waterproofing has been around since basements have been constructed below ground level and sometimes even below the water table. The basement waterproofing design features are critical as basements are often subject to groundwater (hydrostatic) pressure. Buildings exposed to just to climatic rainfall. The walls of the substructure experience varying levels of hydrostatic pressure. When there is a failure in 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 […]

How to waterproof new pool with Drizoro waterproofing materials

How to waterproof new pool with Drizoro waterproofing materials

How to waterproof new pool with Drizoro waterproofing materials New Pools | Refurbish Pools The builders problem was how to waterproof new pool with Drizoro waterproofing materials. The major challenge related to the waterproofing of a large 15m x 6m wine cellar and an adjoining 103,000 litre swimming pool. Not only is the property on a slope but there is also a large perspex window in-between the cellar and the pool. As you can imagine, finding a waterproofing solution for […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Aerated Concrete

Advantages and Disadvantages of Aerated Concrete

Advantages and disadvantages of aerated concrete There are two types of aerated concrete: non-autoclave and autoclave hardening. Advantages and disadvantages of aerated concrete are discussed below. Thanks to presence lime, the quantity of cement used is lower, so, the cost of raw materials for manufacturing autoclave aerated concrete is lower than that of the non-autoclave one. Autoclave hardening ensures better strength of the aerated concrete than the non-autoclaved aerated concrete. The following 6 advantages of autoclave and non-autoclave concrete can be identified […]

Concrete Flooring Excessive Moisture Damage

Concrete Flooring Excessive Moisture Damage

Concrete Flooring Excessive Moisture Issues Concrete flooring excessive moisture can lead to early failure of the concrete slab and any surface coating adhered to it. Prevent excessive moisture in concrete slab flooring by use of with proper design. Use products like  use Fred Goodwin May 3, 2018 Source: Arve Bettum / Dreamstime.com Takeaway: Excessive moisture in a concrete slab can lead to premature failure of floor coverings. Learn about the effect of moisture on concrete and other aspects of good concrete […]

Cementitious Waterproofing Coating

Cementitious Waterproofing Coating

Why Cementitious Waterproofing Coatings There is a multitude of cementitious waterproofing coatings and membranes on the market that are designated as suitable for below-grade or below ground use. Many manufacturers and distributors have certification process if you require the work you do to be guaranteed. If you’re a DIY or just going to doing an odd waterproofing job, then you may not need to be certified. Experience is a good teacher and the invent of Video Channels such as YouTube […]

How Agricultural Drains Wreck Houses

How Agricultural Drains Wreck Houses

How Agricultural Drains Wreck Houses January 21, 2017 Matthew Cornell How Agricultural Drains Wreck Houses these agricultural drains (also known as ag pipes, agi pipes, soakage drains and slotted pipes) are sometimes used by homeowners and engineers to improve house drainage. Sometimes agricultural drains are used to fix slab heave and reduce cracking in houses. However, if agricultural drains are specified or built incorrectly, they can easily be the cause of uncontrolled movement and cracking in your house. What is […]

Relieving Hydrostatic Pressure

Relieving Hydrostatic Pressure

Relieving Hydrostatic Pressure “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 eventually drys […]

Waterproofing Concrete is Essential

Waterproofing Concrete is Essential

Waterproofing Concrete is Essential There is a common misconception that concrete provides waterproofing capabilities. This supposition has led to moisture infiltration and structural damage with countless buildings. This misconception has contributed to extensive and extremely costly interior damage. Although concrete in a perfect state will prevent moisture intrusion, there are several potential imperfections to concrete that limit its ability to prevent moisture intrusion throughout its service life. These imperfections can be present at the initial stages of the pour and […]