Water Resistant & Damp Proofing Products
Did you know here at Maker Coatings we are suppliers of Damp and Waterproofing Products?
Damp proofing or a Damp-Proof in construction is a type of moisture control applied to building walls and floors to prevent moisture from passing into the interior spaces. Dampness problems are among the most frequent problems encountered in residences.
So what types of products are available?
Tanking & Materials
Cementitious tanking utilises a system of cement-based waterproof coatings to prevent penetrating dampness caused by capillary movement of water moving through earth retaining walls. The tanking coatings can be plastered to provide a smooth surface to decorate. It is used in situations where there is no free flowing water or risk of flooding and in small areas where there is an isolated damp problem.
Waterproof jointing can be achieved with either a sealant or adhesive tape that acts as a watertight seal.
Water Impregnations offer a protective handling of capillary pore materials that do not fill the inner pore system and do not form a surface film is called impregnation. When an impregnation hinders or makes more difficult the soaking of the surface of the structure with water and thus prevents the capillary suction of water, then one speaks of hydrophobic impregnation or, in short, of a waterproofing.
In it’s basic form structural waterproofing refers to the techniques that can be used to resolve a range of problems from waterproofing damp basements, underground vaults, cellars and tunnels to protecting car park decks, water treatment plants and swimming pools. This is often done with cementitious products such as
Injection can be used as a structural repair to cracks in concrete. By filling these cracks, the resin injection provides a waterproof seal to stop further water penetration. This system restores the original strength to the concrete and seals in the reinforcing – preventing further damage from moisture. Injection repair is often part of a complete concrete repair system, including waterproofing and crack repair.
Penetrating damp is the result of water infiltration through an external wall and into the property. This occurs either due to water entering through a defect in the building or when external brick or stone walls have degraded to the point where they become porous and allow water ingress to pass through the external wall into the property. Finding a solution for this issue will generally involve a proper evaluation to gauge the severity of the damp spread.
What’s The Difference Between Waterproof & Damp Proof?
Waterproof refers to the penetration of water (in its liquid state) and possibly under pressure.
Therein waterproofing is a general term within the industry that covers methods and treatments to describe waterproofing any structure. Waterproofing is applicable to any construction under-ground or below ground level. Structural waterproofing is often used as a term to describe the waterproofing of below ground structure though it may be applied to above ground structures as well.
Damp proof refers to resistance to humidity or dampness. Damp proofing is a general term that covers methods and treatments used to prevent damp from being absorbed through walls or floors into the interior of a structure above ground.