WE FIX • Rising Damp • Salt Damp • Dampness • Effervescent Salts • Mildew • Mould
• WHAT IS RISING DAMP • SALT DAMP •
Rising damp, or Salt Damp, as it is known in many parts of the world is a common form of dampness encountered in buildings. Older buildings are affected by rising damp to some degree or another.
Rising damp in buildings may be defined as the vertical flow of water up through a "living space" wall structure, the water being derived from ground water.
The water rises through the pores in the masonry by a process loosely termed "capilliarity." In other words the masonry acts like a wick. Rising Damp seldom occurs above a height of 1.4 metres.
Measures like cleaning the surface, replastering or just repainting can actually make the situation even worse. Rising Damp also carries with it hydroscopic salts ( nitrates and sulphates ) and as dampness evaporates from the wall surface the salts are deposited in the plasterwork. ( White Powder • Effervescent Salts )
• HEALTH EFFECTS OF RISING DAMP •
Health concerns around • MOULD •
include infections, allergenic or immunological, and nonallergic illness.
Excess moisture leads on almost all indoor materials to growth of microbes such as moulds, fungi and bacteria, which subsequently emit spores, cells, fragments and volatile organic compounds into the indoor air. Dampness initiates chemical and/or biological degradation of materials, which also causes pollution of indoor air.
Exposure to microbial contaminants is clinically associated with respiratory symptoms, allergies, asthma and immunological reactions. Dampness has therefore been suggested to be a strong and consistent indicator of risk for asthma and respiratory symptoms such as "cough and wheeze".
• WE TREAT AND CURE RISING DAMP • • PERMANENTLY • FOR THE LIFE OF THE STRUCTURE •
DryCrete conCrete WaterProofing • DO NOT USE • Injection Methods. Or use any TOXIC BASED CHEMICALS, Creams, Gels or Petroleum Based Products.
• D.C.W. CRYSTALLINE PRODUCTs •
DryCrete D.C.W. Crystalline is a unique chemical treatment for the permanent cure of rising damp. DRYCRETE D.C.W. CRYSTALLINE CONCENTRATE is the most chemically active product within the D.C.W. Crystalline System.
This light powder is applied as a cementitious membrane to above ground or below ground damp affected areas. DryCrete D.C.W. Crystalline prevents the penetration of water and all other liquids from any direction by causing a catalytic reaction that produces a non-soluble crystalline formation within the pores and capillary tracts of the concrete and cement-based materials.
Crystalline Products have been around for more than 60 years, and is used extensively world wide. DryCrete D.C.W. Crystalline Treatment remains active for up to 25 years.
DRYCRETE D.C.W. CRYSTALLINE WATERPROOFING offer a 25year Warranty.
Sixteen years ago DryCrete conCrete was formed with the Technical Support of D.C.W Crystalline Technology. With over sixteen years experience of wet concrete structures, rising damp, wet basements, cellars and leaking water tanks. Most of what we have witnessed, from some others, is the use of unsuitable product selection, incorrect application, and most cases a complete lack of workable methodology, understanding and/or of products.
• SERVICES • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED •
RISING DAMP• Leaking Basements • Damp and Wet Cellars conCrete Block Work • Leaking Water Tanks Underground Car Parks • conCrete Foundations • conCrete Swimming Pools •
DryCrete Permament WaterProofing for the Life of the Structure D.C.W. Crystalline NO DIGGING Negative Tanking WaterProofing Technology DryCrete conCrete WaterProofing • THERMAL IMAGING • LEAK DETECTION •
We use thermal imaging cameras in the detection of water leaks to measure the changes in surface temperature. We can pinpoint leaks in Basements, BlockWork, Car Parks and all concrete structures .... This allows us to find leaks where there is NO visible or physical evidence. Often the leak is never at the point of the damage.
What is D.C.W. Crystalline Technology
DryCrete conCrete WaterProofing D.C.W. Crystalline Technology is a quality driven Australian Owned Business.
DryCrete conCrete WaterProofing D.C.W. Crystalline Technology Range of Speciality Products Have been specifically designed for TREATING AND CURING RISING DAMP PERMANENTLY FOR THE LIFE OF THE STRUCTURE
Estimates/Quotes are easy to organise, over the phone or via email using photos and measurements. Take a photos of the leaking area. Email/Send information through with your name, full address and contact phone numbers.
Waterproofing is a critical area of construction that has traditionally not been given due regard by the building industry. Consider the following building industry facts: Water leaks account for over 70% of building defects nationally. Of all Waterproofing failures approximately 80% and are due to poor workmanship. Waterproofing works typically account for less than 2.5% of total project spend. Clearly waterproofing is a key construction area that should not be compromised.
Given that the waterproofing industry in Victoria is unregulated & waterproofing is not a recognised trade. We deliver the quality waterproofing outcomes expected by like-minded clients.
For all projects, YOU will require a fully experienced, valid contractor in order to get your work completed ( DryCrete conCrete WaterProofing ) We are fully qualified with 20 years service, and ( DryCrete conCrete WaterProofing ) manafacture the highest quality products to complete the Scope of Works to the highest standard.
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• RISING DAMP IS A HEALTH HAZARD TO YOU! AND YOUR FAMILY • • WE TREAT AND CURE RISING DAMP • • PERMANENTLY • FOR THE LIFE OF THE STRUCTURE • • DRYCRETE CONCRETE WATERPROOFING • • Office: 03 9394-8643 • Mob: 0421 717 175 • WE FIX • Rising Damp • Salt Damp • Dampness • Effervescent Salts • Mildew