PROTECTING WALLS FROM PENETRATING DAMP
Many older properties in the UK are susceptible to problems associated with penetrating damp.
Protecting walls and masonry from penetrating damp can be challenging without the expertise or access to the right products.
An average household creates a vast amount of condensation from activities such as cooking, taking showers or baths, using washing machines and tumble dryers, boiling kettles, breathing, drying clothes and poor ventilation. The average family of 4 will create over 15 litres of water a day within the home. In many properties, a large percentage of this moisture then becomes trapped, creating further problems caused by condensation and damp.
Heat loss through damp and wet walls is also a major issue. We all know when our clothes are wet, as we quickly feel the cold. If this is the case, why would we expect our homes to be warm and energy efficient without dry walls? Cold, wet brickwork and masonry transfers heat 100% faster than dry walls. This can lead to damage to the property, dampness and unnecessarily high energy bills.
Climashield™ Masonry Protection Cream from Smartseal is the ideal way to protect any home from penetrating damp and reduce energy bills. With its advanced Silane/Siloxane formulation, easy application and proven long term performance, one coat of Climashield™ Masonry Protection Cream will protect a building from damp for 20 to 30 years and greatly improve its thermal efficiency.
Prior to application of the Masonry Protection Cream, ensure that the walls are clean. Generally, just a hose down, or light pressure wash, is all that’s required to remove dirt and pollutants that may be present. If algae is present on the walls, we suggest using a strong biocide such as Moss Clear Pro which will kill moss and algae.
Application is simple. Once the wall is dry, evenly apply the protective masonry cream by roller, paint brush or airless sprayer and leave it to soak in. The cream works by penetrating deeply into the porous voids in the masonry or brickwork and sealing from within, leaving the brickwork highly water resistant and protected. Importantly, the walls remain breathable, allowing moisture to escape and not become trapped within the substrate, potentially creating further problems. Watch the application video.
Over a couple of days, the brickwork or masonry will lighten to leave a clear, invisible, dry finish.
Climashield™ Protective Masonry Cream can be applied to a wide range of substrates including Brickwork, Stone, Masonry and Concrete. It is easy to apply, long lasting and highly protective. Climashield™ Protective Masonry Cream is the perfect solution for damp, heat loss and problems caused by water ingress.