If a building is affected by damp or mould infestation, this must be remedied in a professional manner. Damp problems that are not addressed may result in structural damage or health problems, which means that they should be remedied as soon as possible. This not only includes eliminating any visible damage but also detecting and removing the cause. Possible causes of damp may include:
- Moisture within building elements (structural or residual moisture following floods or leakages)
- Interior air humidity (condensation on cold interior surfaces, poorly insulated building elements and on thermal bridges)
- Invasive and rising damp (as a result of missing or damaged seals or horizontal damp-proof barriers)
A wide range of remedial measures are possible, depending on the cause of damp. Important: It is often possible to avoid elaborate and expensive exterior seals. In place of these, a seal can be installed and remedial measures performed on the inside using redstone Secco system products - quick, secure and cost-effective!
As part of this process, Secco system products (such as waterproof plaster and horizontal damp-proof barriers) can be combined and supplemented by other redstone solutions such as interior insulation.
In the case of typical problems found in old buildings, such as walls affected by damp or salt contamination, redstone Secco waterproof plaster can be used to put an all-over interior seal in place, in just one day. The waterproof plaster is quick and easy to process and has been tested for its water-resistance by an independent institute.
Secco sealing slurry can also be applied to both interior and exterior surfaces and can also be employed as an interior sealant in damp cellars.
The Secco horizontal damp-proof barrier is an simple, uncomplicated solution for combating capillary rising damp. A hand-press is used to insert this special gel into drill holes in the wall using a pressure-free process, where it is distributed to form a barrier-layer, which prevents the damp from rising any further. It can also be used in cases with a high level of moisture penetration and has also been tested by an institute.
The Secco cellar remediation board, which is made of high-strength calcium silicate, provides further possibilities for damp remediation. It can be implemented as a single or double-layer solution in conjunction with a barrier-layer and is perfect for drywall installation and extension in damp and wet areas.