Treating rising damp with Dampzero Plasterguard

Rising damp is moisture present in your walls as a result of water in the ground underneath or next to your walls rising up through the fabric of the wall, whether it be brick, block or stone. The water travels upwards through the wall as a result of capillary action (where water is sucked through a small opening such as a tube or hole) through the tiny holes in the brick or stone. The water stops rising at a height where gravity counteracts the upwards force of the capillary action. This ‘rising damp’ usually reaches a maximum height of 1.2m, but the effects of the damp, such as salt deposits, may be seen higher up due to the presence of non-breathing wall coverings such as vinyl wallpaper and non breathing plasters, renders and paints.

Treating rising damp with DAMPZERO PLASTERGUARD from Waterproof Junction


DAMPZERO PLASTERGUARD must be added to the cement and sand mixture before any water is added.  This way the dispersion of the water-resistant product will be homogeneous and the development of the hydrophobic effect will manifest after the complete drying of the mortar.

MIXING AND DOSAGES

Add 3 scoops of 150g of the product to every single mix of plaster mixture.

1 x 50kg Cement

3x Sand

150g of DAMPZERO PLASTERGUARD


ACTIVE SUBSTANCE

40+/- 5%


STORAGE STABILITY

Stable for 12 months.  Store in dry place at a temperature between 0 and 30 Deg C. Protect from frost.


APPEARANCE

DAMPZERO PLASTERGUARD is a white powder.

 


ADVANTAGES OF DAMPZERO PLASTERGUARD

  • Eliminates efflorescence (salts)
  • Easier and faster to spread
  • Less material demand
  • Better Bonding
  • Reduces shrinkage
  • Improved frost resistance
  • Can be used with all Portland cements
  • Improved weather resistance and durability
  • Non-toxic
  • No change to viscosity of cement pastes

If you have a rising damp problem and need more information on our range of Waterproofing Products, kindly email us at info@wpjunction.co.za.

 

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