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How to Stop a Basement Wall Leak In Cracks

How to Stop a Basement Wall Leak In Cracks

How to Stop a Basement Wall Leak in Cracks Whatever you use your basement for whether as an extra room or just for storage, a leaking basement wall is definitely bad news. Dampness will not only damage your possessions, but it can also cause a health hazard. Fixing the basement leak as soon as possible makes the job easier and less expensive in the long run. Dry basement walls will last longer. Wear the appropriate protective gear at all times. […]

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 […]

Commercial property maintenance

Commercial property maintenance

Commercial property maintenance Commercial property maintenance shouldn’t be about reacting to large scale problems or emergencies. Instead, a good commercial property managers, have maintenance plan and are on the lookout for potential problems and respond proactively to avoid them getting bigger (and more expensive!). The earlier property maintenance issues are addressed the less likely they are to become nightmares. No one wants to deal with the aftermath of an Opal Tower situation! 4 Important Property Maintenance Issues 1. Concrete Cancer […]

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 […]

DRIZORO PRODUCTS BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO HERITAGE SILOS

DRIZORO PRODUCTS BREATHES NEW LIFE INTO HERITAGE SILOS

DRIZORO PRODUCTS BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO HERITAGE SILOS Concrete Silo Repairs Due to extensive concrete cancer, concrete silo repairs were necessary. The Developers specified Drizoro Maxrest and Maxseal products to restore a series of heritage-listed silos. These silos redevelopment design and refurbishment were in the inner-city suburb of Newtown. Several heritage-listed silos in Sydney’s fashionable inner-city Newtown area have been transformed into 63 stylish apartments. The grain silos were originally constructed in 1896. Heritage-listed and could not be demolished. Instead, […]

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 […]

Rising Damp in your walls – What can you do?

Rising Damp in your walls – What can you do?

Rising Damp in your walls – What can you do? What causes damp to rise in houses? Causes of damp – rising dampness. Mostly found on the ground floor. This localized dampness at the bottom of your walls. This where the name “rising damp” comes from. Moisture penetrates through or past the damp course. Resulting in formation of dampness.  Faulty or non-existent damp course, breakdown of damp course all can cause rising damp. Moisture in structures occurs mostly occurs to […]

Single Leaf Construction Waterproofing Concrete Masonry

Single Leaf Construction Waterproofing Concrete Masonry

Single Leaf Construction Waterproofing Concrete Masonry How to waterproof a building single leaf construction waterproofing concrete masonry. Building waterproofing, single leaf concrete masonry walls is efficient, economical, architecturally accepted. IMPERMEABLE WATERPROOF CONCRETE MASONRY: This is where the block manufacturer to produce exceptionally durable and water impermeable units by using waterproof admixture Water penetration can still occur when mortar lines are not completely intact. Cracks in, or otherwise faulty, besser blocks  which have gaps through which water can enter.     LONG-LIFE […]

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 […]

Creative Use of Sealtight Clear

 Creative Use of Sealtight Clear The key Advantages of Sealtight Clear are Protects weak and old substrates. Prevents blistering and deterioration of paints, does not contain oils or solvents. Does not require special protection. Safe for the user and environment. Non-corrosive, non-toxic and non-flammable. NOT classified as hazardous material. Environmentally friendly. NO  bonding problems for paint, glue, render.ie can be painted over NO harm to aluminium, glass, tiles etc. Permanent waterproofing, preservation and protection. How Creative can you be? Via […]