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Injection Cream 80 – High Strength Damp Proofing Cream for curing rising damp
What is Rising Damp?
Rising damp occurs when ground water rises through the masonry substrate of the building. You will notice rising damp as the unwanted moisture will begin to form various mould growths in the wood, causing rot. Wallpaper will begin to loosen and paint will deteriorate. Salt marks, blistering and de bonding of plaster work are key features associated with rising damp. Externally, mortar may crumble and salt stains may appear on the walls. Steel and iron fasteners rust. It may also cause respiratory illness in occupants. In extreme cases, mortar or plaster may fall away from the affected wall.
How to cure rising damp using Injection Cream 80
You can achieve exceptional protection in just three easy steps. Before you start treatment you must diagnose the problem, is it rising damp? Is a leaking gutter?
Once you know the cause of the problem, take an accurate moisture measurement.
Remove the skirting boards and paneling as well as the affected plaster roughly 50cm above the damaged area or to a minimum of 1.2m.
When you have identified the area affected by rising damp, drill 12mm diameter holes at 120mm intervals horizontally into the mortar course to a within 2cm of the opposite face at approximately 75mm -150mm above the external ground level.
Prepare the injection cream gun
To prepare the injection cream gun, unscrew the head of the gun and press the lever clasp release and pull the piston out to the maximum position.
Insert the injection cream 80 cartridge into the barrel of the gun. Cut open the visible head of the cartridge and screw the head of the gun back on.
To inject, simply insert the delivery tube to the end of the drilled hole. Squeeze the handle of the gun gently and fill, whilst gradually withdrawing the gun. Begin to fill the hole with Injection Cream 80, up to 1cm from the wall surface.
Once the affected area has been treated, fill the drilled holes with DPC Injection Plugs. If you can, it is recommended that you wait a few months before re-plastering the affected area to enable the wall to dry out.
Why use Injection Cream 80?
• Convenient packaging in 600ml foil sausages
• Injection with hand gun
• Small drilled holes in the joints do not damage joints
• Material can be cleaned with water
• Immediate use without spillage or product loss
• Ready to use product
• Drilling and injection done in simple stages
• No waiting time for saturation when injecting cream
• Masonry dries faster • Drilling into mortar is quicker than into the brick
• Quick accurate dosage (simply fill the hole)
• People and environment friendly