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Rising damp is one of the most frequent causes for wet masonry. The rising damp can appear if the horizontal barrier is leaking in connection with the vertical barrier or is totally absent. Then the masonry has direct contact with the ground. Now the humidity of the ground can rise upwards by the tiny pores in the substrate. Most have such space which is with absence of the horizontal barrier responsibly for the fact that water from the ground can be soaked up and migrate up in to the wall.
How far the humidity rises, upwards, depends basically on the pore size in the wall, the wallpaper or the coating as well as the degree of humidity of the ground. However, the substantial height of 1 metre of wet masonry is often crossed. Even if the ground pores are responsible, rising damp needs a route of transport to reach upwards. It finds the way in the form of small joints, the capillaries which show the way up.
However, before a treatment against rising damp, you will need to be sure about the reason of the damp, because different causes are also fought differently. The diagnosis, in any case, should be left with a specialist.
Under building preservation one understands the totality in analyses and measures which leads in the result to a comfortable residential quality without humidity in the masonry. Unfortunately, rising damp, damp and wet walls have become, in the meantime, a widespread subject and not only with old buildings topical. A comprehensive preservation contains not only the damage analysis and continuing measures to the renovation like the drying out, dry lapping and mould fight, the knowledge of preventive measures for the protection and her conversion with a new construction is as important. Also already with the new problems with moisture and humidity can appear by not expertly explained works or the lack of drying.
If the plaster starts to crumble, spots on the wall will appear or also spots mould appear, these signs should be evaluated with every home owner as a danger signal, whethers the building is old or new. As a result, the first measure was analysed the intercalation of a professional specialist who examines the architectural state of the property, and initiates measures for the construction protection to avoid bigger damages. Since only one professional company disposes of the most modern technology and the most actual materials for an optimum renovation, sealing, dry lapping and mould fight.
It belongs to an effective preservation that to the value preservation and the healthy preservation the inhabitant an exact and comprehensive cause fight is carried out. In his evaluation the professional company will present proposals to the renovation to the home owner. The suggested measures for the construction protection are so laid out that they lead after her conversion to a permanently dry environment and a healthy residential climate. Because the most frequent cause is the penetrating for a wet masonry, technologies are at a premium like the impregnating water-repellent and modern injection procedures also by the preservation.
The cellar is the space in a home which is particularly endangered and can infect with humidity the masonry of the whole house. Piercing humidity from the outside and also the education of condensation through too cold rooms lead to wet and damp external walls, to mould education and to disagreeable smells which one can create only with a sensible cellar renovation from the world or not at all only admits preventive. It is obvious that a reasonable cellar renovation amounts not only to the value preservation of your home, but also often helps to save considerable heating costs.
The analysis of the architectural state and all necessary measures to a cellar renovation should be always carried out by a professional company, because only the specialists recognise the weak spots of the house in every detail and can suggest suitable methods and procedures for a cellar renovation. Classified we the cellar as too cold, he can be isolated with insulating records which prevent that the cold climbs up upwards in the flat.
If humidity is ascertained, nevertheless, in the cellar, tears are visible in the masonry or mould on the walls, a cellar renovation is absolutely necessary. Before the expert begins with the drying out or dry lapping, he must find out the exact cause for the humidity. Humidity by a leaking pipe is fast repaired of course, more luxuriously a cellar renovation already becomes if universal humidity is ascertained. A frequent problem is the climbing up humidity which comes about on grounds of a defective or damaged sealing. Today here modern methods of the hydrophobic are used, by injection technology a masonry creme is introduced that spreads out, hardens and develops to an waterproofing layer which prevents damp to migrate up the wall.
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Penetrating damp already caused since generations in connection with mould to the most serious problems in a home. Besides, not only the structural fabric is attacked, also people’s health is endangered. However, the causes are not always evident at first sight, even an expert cannot say by an easy respect right away, where from the humidity comes. The experience values say that most wet surfaces comes by climbing up humidity, but this is just not the only one cause. Therefore there is also no universal remedy against penetrating damp, today, in the meantime, at least the origin can be determined by measurements.
If you notice the first signs of penetrating damp, immediately contact an expert. In the meantime you also can lend drying devices to eliminate the air humidity. However, this does not solve the problems with penetrating damp those should be used only as long as to the expert arrives.
For the diagnosis the expert will use professional instruments for the measurement of condensation and damp. Problems with penetrating damp can be solved with different renovation options. With the method of excavation it needs to be considered that one destroys, perhaps, outside arrangements which must be restored afterwards. Also an injection can take remedial action in which a suitable substance is injected into the masonry.
The facade is the first eye-catcher of the property and, besides, conveys also the first, not unimportant impression. As an external layer of the house she is natural also the area which is put out mostly to the weather. If no sufficient facade protection exists, these serious effects not only on the facade can have, but on the whole masonry. An unprotected facade is permeable and leads penetrating damp into the masonry. Not only the damages to the structural fabric the result are, the penetrated humidity with itself brings also banked heating costs and a perceptibly made worse space climate. Humidity also holds on the dirt to the outside facade, because he can deeper penetrate than deliberately, with the result that the facade becomes blotchy and unsightly..
So far one does not want to let it of course come. Therefore, one should even switch on with the slightest beginning a professional specialist who analyses the state of the facade and suggests effective measures for the improvement and dry lapping. A widespread preventive measure is the facade sealing. It ensures that penetrating damp does not reach from the outside into the masonry. The dirt can be rinsed, on the one hand, by an efficient facade sealing lighter, on the other hand holds the exterior paint as well as the plaster longer.
As the most modern procedure for the facade sealing the nanotechnology is the mean which provides for a lasting and lasting protection has itself. Besides, two developments of this technology are used as a facade protection solution. While the so-called „silanisation“ leads to a lasting, mineral change of the surface qualities of the facade, a painting against micro-organisms is applied with a facade sealing with the Nano silver technology for the protection from mould and algae infestation.
If from a real house fungus the speech is, one can recognise for understandable reasons suitable fear with the home owners, because he has developed to one of the worst destroyers. The renovation of a home struck by the house fungus is already very luxurious and causes a lot of costs. But not every mould education immediately means that it concerns this dangerous mushroom. He is to be distinguished relatively well from other mould infestation.
The real house fungus is, primarily, a mushroom which destroys dead wood and can prosper, besides, in suitable hollow cavities for years, before the first fruit bodies become visible then on the masonry. One recognises this fruit twill by his level figure and his brownish colour which is surrounded with a white downy edge. The destruction strength of the house fungus is huge, it can become even whole beams within one year thus from this mushroom puts through that the load-carrying capacity gets lost. Not only wood, also plaster, masonry and old concrete can strike from the house fungus and be affected partly badly,
To the fight of this pest a specialist should be absolutely consulted, because the judgement of the struck area already requires expert’s knowledge and experience. Often are necessary afterwards extensive renovation work which reach from the ample distance of the wood up to the partial demolition and the renewal of the masonry. In addition, is to be analysed of course, why house fungus could originate Generally. Because this mushroom lives on the humidity, suitable continuing renovation work like dry lapping of the masonry or putting on a drainage all around the home are often reasonable and necessary measures.
By hydrophobic one understands the water-repellent impregnation of fine pored capillaries which can take up damp in the masonry, in the mortar and also cement plaster and advance and are responsible primarily for the fact that penetrating damp provide for humid external walls. The entry of rain is as prevented by the hydrophobic as the unsightly salt bulges originating from dampness on the walls.
Primarily silicone resins or Siloxane are used, these are the materials for the hydrophobic which coat the pores of the substrate in relaxed form in organic solvents or also as a cream in such a way that the absorbency is considerably decreased. The hydrophobic itself can proceed in different ways. Importantly for the effectiveness are clean as well as smooth surfaces on the stones and mortar joints.
One distinguishes the hydrophobic in depths and the hydrophobic of surfaces. With the hydrophobic in depth it deeply penetrates and builds up a stable protective effect which leads, however, to no visible change of the treated surface and achieves therefore also no beading effect. Therefore, the hydrophobic should be also looked not as a general solution, but it should be always carried out before the implementation an exact analysis of the isolated case, also because these procedures are not reversible.
Damp in walls caused by rising damp is a very widespread problem and makes to person and technology over and over again new demands for quick solution ways. Today for an effective renovation, drying out, dry lapping, impregnation and sealing different methods, procedures and technologies are used and particularly the modern technologies are asked which bring the least architectural changes with themselves as well as guarantee a relatively low renovation expenditure and even though in the efficiency and lastingness of the effect are enough for the highest claims.
Today, firstly, the different procedures of the injection technology which could achieve really pioneering results in the recent times are to be called with the drying out by masonry. Rising damp is ordinarily blocked with a correct construction method by the horizontal barrier, this barrier does not exist or she is defective and leaking, it comes to moisture penetrations, efflorescence as well as spalling and tears to masonry and plaster, fungous educations and mushroom educations are promoted and can lead to considerable health damages as well as damages in the masonry.
The horizontal barriers in which the masonry is impregnated by a hydrophobic are renewed by a specific injection technology. In addition a liquid or cream-like, water-repellent is introduced by means of an injection procedure with or without pressure by before right bores in the masonry, it spreads out, hardens and provides for the fact that an impregnating barrier originates which orders stop to penetrating damp. With this injection technology no masonry must be used what decreases the renovation expenditure considerably. One finds other uses of the injection technology with the joint grouting with the so-called veil injections which are explained with low pressure or light pressure. Also a construction sealing against vertically penetrating damp can be realised with the help of the injection technology successfully.
Mappings are graphic and textual documentations which play a very important role under construction and in the construction renovation. They give an objective orientation and planning help to necessary repair measures and offer just with the renovation of masonry a common instrument for all involved departments. Besides, the mapping of masonry constructions encloses several components which are systematised under the aspects of the recognition of the damage cause, the calculating of the extent of the necessary repair measures and the definition of the single measures. The sense of the mapping of masonry constructions, primarily, consists in the fact of course that all involved crafts a defined working instrument are given have which was provided objectively which forms base for a successful working implementation and can be pulled up of course by faulty implementation also as a proof or proof.
A mapping is a catalogue which is built up systematically and with the mapping by masonry constructions above all the categories of the construction-historical, constructional and reaturatorischen documentations which encloses damage mappings, the restoration draughts, maintenance draughts and renovation draughts as well as the measure documentation. For the upcoming repair and renovation is of course the catalogue of the damage pictures of decisive meaning because he forms the basis for the definition of the necessary measures. A main part are, on this occasion, the categories Material loss and Material accumulation. The analysed material loss becomes partitioned once again in the description of the process like the degree of the separation by chipping off or crumbling of structural fabric and in the description of the remaining structural fabric.
Crusts, growth, efflorescence and also graffiti paintings belong to the material accumulations. Just efflorescence are spread very much and point to an insufficient moist protection. The mapping of masonry constructions serves here to analyse the degree and the cause of the humidity to be able to select the suitable procedures and measures for the dry lapping.
Restoration systems are complementary measures for the dry lapping of damp and wet external walls which exist of different components. Such a system exists of the rough cast restoration plaster which serves the reduction of the suction ability and the custody group. The basic plaster or also pore reason plaster should prevent another salt load, while the real restoration plaster stops above all the rising damp in which he decreases the capillary conductivity of the water decisively.
Before one to himself puts together his restoration systems with the single components weighted and, one must cause in the approach some purifications. If finding the humidity cause just belongs to it as the regulation of the salt consistency and the cleaning subsoil. Now on this base the measures suitable in each case of restoration systems can be selected and be carried out. A well thought-out restoration system should be applied particularly when the available plaster is damaged by salts and penetrating damp very one can already see damages also in the masonry. Condition for the effectiveness of every cleaning system is the stop of the climbing up dampness by a horizontal barrier in the teamwork with the vertical barrier.
While the vertical barrier protects above all against rain and moisture of the side, a horizontal barrier prevents the other expansion of the climbing up humidity upwards. This humidity protection can be also explained as hydrophobic, this is a water-repellent impregnation which can penetrate by injection procedure inside the pores of the masonry. Horizontal barrier and vertical barrier should be looked like the single restoration components and the whole restoration system always in the teamwork to be able to realise, in the end, a dry lapping of the masonry successfully and to grant stop to the humidity.
Wet and damp walls are a well known problem, particularly with old buildings and lead with non-compliance to considerable damages of the structural fabric of the masonry, to health damages of the inhabitants and to the depreciation of the property. The penetrating water supply is stopped by measures to the outside sealing and the impregnating hydrophobic in the masonry and the drying process of the humid masonry is initiated.
However, besides, the salts itself relaxed in the structural fabric start to crystallize. There originates a volume enlargement which generates a crystallization pressure which is responsible for the fact that the plaster of the wall chips off and can be destroyed in the worst case even the masonry structure.
Now with a restoration wall plaster this problem can be not only repaired, but also be prevented. Because the cellar rooms are the most vulnerable rooms concerning wet and humid walls, a special meaning comes up to a restoration wall plaster in the cellar. The restoration wall plaster in the cellar receives his effect by the combination of the strongly diminished, liquid conductivity of the water by the hydrophobic and the relatively high steam shaped porosity. It is reached by the fact that the humidity enclosed in the masonry can evaporate, while the hygroscopic water admission is prevented.
The restoration wall plaster in the cellar provides in his effect therefore in parallel also for the fact that the rest salts located in the masonry do not crystallise themselves in the cleaning surface, so that a dry surface can freely originate from salts. A steam permeable layer completes the restoration wall plaster system with the aim that stop can be offered to an other damage of the structural fabric by salts successfully. The restoration wall plaster in the cellar should be explained, in any case, by an expert, because he disposes of a skilled knowledge about the most modern materials and methods.
Saltpeter means a salt that is formed only by oxidation of organic matter and subsequent reaction with the lime in masonry. Saltpeter has a dry and crystalline structure, but is not comparable to the efflorescence of masonry, as it has an organic origin.
If saltpeter is found at home, it could be a former agricultural construction or a property was located on agricultural land. In any case nitric efflorescence indicates that moisture has penetrated from the outside in the brickwork. Important to know is that nitric acid itself is not dangerous, the salt is odorless and does not spread through the air. Nevertheless, it is of course advisable to come to the causes of penetrating damp on the track and to eliminate them.
Saltpeter has a hygroscopic, that is, it attracts the moisture and stores it on. That should consider when you want to find the cause for removing the moisture and, as has nitric once deposited, it is not quite as easy to remove the deposit immediately. First measure of a successful reclamation can be the horizontal and vertical compression.
Wet and damp walls are a big problem primarily in many old buildings. Not only damages in the masonry and raised heating costs are caused, also the health risk increases by the musty smell of mould and efflorescence. The residential quality is thereby as decreased of course as the value of the property all together. The rise of damp within the affected space is also not to be underestimated in this connection, a faulty heat insulation or a not yet visible mould mushroom infestation is already often sufficient to let rise upwards the pointer of the hydrometer. Therefore, beside the renovation of the masonry for the removal of the cause of the appeared humidity a space drying out is also often urgently necessary to the lowering of the air humidity and is advisable.
A space drying out can be carried out with different means, methods and procedures. Sometimes already reach correct winds, here one makes a distinction between push winds or long-term winds with open and closed doors. If one sees on the hydrometer, besides, no progress to the lowering of the air humidity, one needs to the space drying out a dehumidifiers. Here there is the possibility of the application of an electric dehumidifier or a chemical dehumidifier.
Chemical dehumidifier work with materials like granulate materials or silicates which let drain the water directly from the air in a container or soak it up. This space drying out has the advantage that it acts completely noiselessly, however, this dehumidifier must be exchanged every now and then. However, electric ones own a chill compressor which takes up the humidity of the air moved by a ventilating fan, allows the condensation and freeze. If the layer of ice becomes too thick, switches over of the dehumidifier to heating and the water drips in a container.
The wall drainage is a very important part in the renovation of an old property. Moisture damage can thereby be eliminated in various ways, we are differentiating in electro-physical processes in the horizontal section method, injection method and in the wall exchange. In addition to this, drainage, waterproofing and restorations systems be used.
Prerequisite for a successful separation wall is that shocks are avoided and the load transfer is made during the exchange wall safe. Often the sawing method is used with the advantage that bricks and large wall thickness can be separated. As a cross-sectional seal to prevent rising damp, metal foils, plastic foils or plastic plates are used. As a complementary measure can come restorations systems apply since there is still above the seal level moisture, which dries much later after the separation wall. In a Restoration, the salts introduced into the cleaning system and store no longer on the surface, this will make it visible to prevent efflorescence.
In a damp-proofing with the injection process fluids are injected through very small holes in the smallest possible intervals. This liquid is then spread and clog pores and capillaries that would otherwise pass on the humidity. This process is referred to as hydrophobic. When choosing a waterproofing agent, such as the injection fluid is also referred to the penetration as a function of penetrating water content of the pores and capillaries of a successful wall drainage must be considered.
Wet and damp walls diminish not only the value of a house, they also rescue a health risk not to be underestimated for the inhabitants, in particular for children and older people. Appearing spots and mould promote of course also not exactly the residential quality to be quiet completely from disagreeable moldy smell. In addition, a damp masonry also causes higher heating costs because the heat insulation shows by far less efficiency like with dry walls.
The costs for a sensible wall drying out may be looked always in connection with the saving derived from it by heating costs and have amortized from experience values quite relatively fast. A wall drying out is advisable, in any case, also economically if damp is ascertained. The investigation and damage analysis should allow to one, therefore, even from a professional company carry out, only here one receives a certified certificate and if necessary a suitable consultation about necessary measures to the wall drying out. The specialist is on the state of the newest technology, plans together with the home owner the measures to the drying out, supervises all activities during the renovation and arranges regular controlling measurements which provide information about the progress.
Beside the conventional procedures like drilling, ditch and saws which require a direct intervention in the masonry the modern technology today in parallel with the impregnating hydrophobic offers electric-kinetic procedures to the wall drying out. While with the hydrophobic with the help of a waterproof layer other spreading out of damp is prevented, an impulse giver’s technology comes with a wall drying out in the electric-kinetic procedure to the use and electromagnetic impulses intervene thus in the molecular structure of the water which pushes it back in the earth and thus a substance careful and lasting wall drying out can take place.
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It is not a secret that the main cause for damages suffered by mineral building materials is penetrating damp. Distributing of the surface till the inside also allows the porous structure of the masonry to the water and the pollutants relaxed in it the entry into the structural fabric and thanks to the capillary effect. The most different damages are the result. To detain this process and to prevent or to reduce at least the damp admission, for it it requires an impregnation of the masonry, the technical term is called for this hydrophobic.
A water repellent treatment is the application of active substances that transform the pores and capillary surfaces of the masonry and make them damp proof. The solution is introduced by injection treatment procedure in the masonry, this is able to come according to procedure or without temperature rise, however, also with or without pressure happen. Particularly have proved themselves as an active substance the different combinations of silanes and siloxanes with which one can produce tailored products. The advantage of both substances is that they are perfectly soluble in organic solvents like alcohol or petrol hydrocarbon. It is to be noted that the penetration depth of is in immediate connection with the active substance concentration what also means a lower suction ability like concrete needs a higher active substance concentration than possibly bricks.
The most modern form of a treatment against penetrating damp is the cream. These are pure Silane which reach this consistency by thixotropic. secoTHERM® cream is recommended here, the cream penetrates into the structural fabric without leaving traces and achieves not least on grounds of her high silane percentage really very good results.
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Wet or damp external walls and its cavity are just in old houses no unknown problem, Penetrating damp exists not only the cellar, but also in the ground floor. Often one is aware about the disastrous effects of damp surfaces not at all properly and is surprised when the residential quality perceptibly sinks which increase heating costs in the extensive and above all illnesses appear like rheumatism, asthma or also allergies and which endanger health seriously.
Of course the masonry also takes damage of penetrating damp. Unsightly efflorescence become visible, there crumble plaster and coat of paint. If these unequivocal cause is not recognised for damp walls and cavity on time and are fought, the humidity can further spread out and lead up to the house fungus with whose fight then the renovation work become costlier substantially more extensively. To be able to drain damp, one must argue first of all with the causes. To the most frequent causes of penetrating damp climbing up from the bottom, condensation by a persistently high air humidity, a hygroscopic dampness by a high salt concentration as well as penetrating water and defective pipes.
The rising damp is the most frequent cause for a damp or wet masonry. This humidity can climb up if the protecting horizontal barrier and also the vertical barrier are leaking or do not exist at all. Then here the external wall and its cavity comes in direct contact with the earth, the moisture is pulled by pores and capillaries slowly upwards, the result are necessarily wet walls and cavity. If the cause for the penetrating damp problem is is clear, the expert can applicate the proper system to cure the affected area.
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