No. 1 risk for buildings: Damp and mould!
Statistically, every 3rd building is affected. Too much moisture causes mould and damage worth billions – and the tendency is rising! Living quality, building structure and health all suffer as a result. The causes of damp are often hard to recognise, since water can make its way into buildings a number of different ways.
Causes of damp: Rainwater and spray, moisture from the interior air, moisture from the soil, rising damp
...from outside – for example, through flaws and weak points in the shell of the building or through broken seals
...from inside – for example, through condensation caused by high moisture levels in the interior air meeting cold points (washing, cooking, showering, drying clothes)
...through moisture in building elements: – for example, as a result of water damage, leakages and burst pipes or new-build moisture
As a way of systematically removing damage and the causes of damage, redstone offers effective system solutions for mould disinfection, air sterilisation, moisture regulation and additional heat insulation. The name redstone also stands for holistic damp protection, a healthy living climate and sound structure.
Mould – nothing is safe from it!
There are approximately 250,000 different varieties of mould, many of which are very resilient and destructive. They require moisture and nutrients in order to grow. The results may include: discolourations, mould networks, spores in the interior air and fungal toxins (mycotoxins). Organic materials (wood, plaster, wallpaper, textiles) are often affected, but so too are silicone joints. Mineral materials, on the other hand, are resistant to mould.
Mould makes you ill!
It is no wonder that mould also harms humans. Typical symptoms: sniffing, sneezing fits, weepy eyes, itching, headaches, indisposition and asthmatic complaints. In the case of sensitive people and people with a weak immune system, it can even lead to infections of the airways and organs.
redstone shows mould the red card
Damp-related damage and mould reduce the value of residences and buildings. Heating costs also increase, since damp walls lose their effectiveness when it comes to thermal insulation. Toxic chemical counteragents (fungicides) do not eliminate the causes of mould and are harmful to people. However, if you deprive mould of moisture and a breeding ground, it loses its basis of life. The redstone approach: