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How to Make Walls Dampproof

Damp is the enemy of every wall. In masonry, plasters and paintwork, it damages the materials, fosters mildew and leads to increased energy consumption. Rising damp is a typical problem for older houses that are close to the groundwater level, in direct contact with the ground or in other contact with water.
In these cases, chemical dampproofing has proven an efficient countermeasure. The chemical dampproofing is injected directly into boreholes and, by chemical reaction, forms a horizontal waterproof barrier.

Masonry injection with SILRES® BS puts a stop to capillary rising damp and any associated transport of harmful substances, and allows the wall to dry out. SILRES® BS silicone microemulsion concentrates are highly efficient, environmentally compatible product solutions. They provide lasting protection for buildings with multiple positive effects:

  • precious building fabric is preserved,
  • indoor climate is improved and
  • heating energy consumption is reduced.

This has been validated by long-term studies and numerous reference objects.

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