Treating Penetrative Damp

Treating Penetrative Damp In London & Berkshire:

 

At DH Damp Proofing & Plastering our specialists use Safeguard’s Storm Dry Masonry Protection Cream to treat penetrative damp. It is a water repellant, breathable and colourless cream that lines the pores of the brickwork instead of blocking the pores, this allows the brickwork to breathe naturally.

 

Storm Dry Masonry Cream is deeply penetrating and once dry will create a water repellent barrier.

 

The cream is typically applied using a roller or a brush.

 

There are many benefits associated with using this product, some of which are listed below.

 

  • Improves flood resistance of the masonry
  • Improves the thermal resistance of the masonry by keeping it dry and ultimately saving you money.
  • Protects against penetrative damp.
  • Improves the performance of cavity wall insulation by keeping it dry.

Long Lasting & Breathable:

 

Stormdry is created using carefully selected silanes and silaxones which line the pores of masonry. Due to the specialised formula Stormdry allows the brickwork to breath naturally and is also resistant to frost damage.

 

Deeply Penetrating:

 

Compared to traditional liquid applied water repellent products Stormdry penetrates much deeper into the masonry. Stormdry also has the ability to fill small cracks between the brickwork and thus extending the life span of the wall. Large cracks would require a separate treatment such as re-pointing.

 

Effective:

 

Stormdry has been extensively tested for its durability and effectiveness when applied to brick, mortar, concrete and sandstone.

 

Stormdry penetrates deeply into masonry and is water resistant just 12 hours after it has been applied with the effectiveness of the product lasting from 20 to 30 years.

 

Improving Thermal Performance:

 

At DH Damp Proofing & Plastering we believe that Stormdry can be instrumental in improving the thermal performance of masonry of many properties across London and Berkshire.

 

Masonry materials such as brick and concrete do not perform well as insulators when they are wet. However if you can prevent masonry materials from absorbing water then their performance as insulators are improved, especially in properties that are built with a single skin. Single skin properties are unsuitable for cavity wall insulation and implementing internal insulation can not only be disruptive but also eat up valuable living space.

 

A study by Portsmouth University showed Stormdry to save up to 27% energy when used on a single skin wall.

 

Improving Flood Resistance:

 

Stormdry has the capability to increase the flood resistance of masonry when used as part of a flood resilience and resistance system.

 

Stormdry can be used with a mortar incorporating Stormdry Repointing Additive No.2 to repoint an area that could be exposed to excess flooding.

 

DH Damp Proofing & plastering are experienced professionals in treating penetrative damp across London and Berkshire. It is vital to have a reputable company diagnose and treat any kind of damp.

 

If you suspect you have a damp problem of any kind call DH Damp Proofing & Plastering today for your professional survey.  Call now

Call Now