Archives for October 2010

Capillary active waterproofing? (for concrete).

Concrete is not generally waterproof.  Pores and cracks within will let water through and the age old problem is how to stop it. Most methods involve sticking a layer of something other than concrete on one side of the slab/wall or another.  Usually these are bitumen based, with little affinity for damp concrete.  Applying them […]

Mould remediation

Last week I spent two days in Farnham, Surrey, at the National Flood School. The course was Mould Remediation.  I’ve spent many a happy hour learning how to avoid mould growth,by controlling humidity and temperature. Flooding doesn’t respect normal precautions and sadly, mould growth is often a result of any flood, be it ground water […]

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