Whether due to rising groundwater, a burst pipe or defective insulation – if a wall shows mould, efflorescence or visible cracks, this usually indicates leaky masonry. In such situations, it’s not just important to respond quickly – but also find the right approach to remediation. Water penetration reduces the effectiveness of insulation, making it necessary to use more energy to heat the home. It can also permanently damage the masonry – and do lasting harm to one’s health.
Waterproofing plasters and slurries improve the look of the masonry, but don’t get to the root of the problem. Instead, the wall continues to break down. Another popular alternative is to replace the exterior waterproofing – an expensive and very chaotic endeavour. To do this work, the exterior wall or cellar needs to be fully exposed – which often requires the destruction of terraces, pathways and flowerbeds.
Our insider’s tip? The BKM Mannesmann system! We inject “BKM-HZ” into the masonry to form horizontal and vertical barriers without any mess. The breathable water-repellent materials create an effective barrier in the masonry, preventing both lateral and rising damp. After the sealant dries, simply apply the restoration plaster to make these once unsightly walls look fresh and clean.
If you’re ready to declare war on your wet cellar and keep the moisture out for good, BKM Mannesmann and their injection products are the strong, reliable partner you need. Check out www.bkm-mannesmann.de for more information.