Posted on
November 14th, 2014

How To Prevent Mould Growth on…

Basement Walls

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Basements are known for harbouring damp and mould. Any mould treatment strategy has to be two pronged, including the removal of spores using a mould eradication kit and a thorough prevention product to prevent future regrowth. There are two main options; a comprehensive waterproof membrane system, or else a liquid tanking solution such as damp proofing paint.

Concrete

Concrete is a popular material in the building trade, but heavy, industrial use can result in cracks, reduced quality, and mould. The two most common applications are concrete floors and masonry. For floors, an epoxy floor coating, which produces a hard-wearing, damage resistant surface is a good choice. Masonry can benefit from a coat of Enviroseal, a silicone/siloxane emulsion which is breathable, high quality and can be overpainted with decorative paints at a later date.

Exterior Walls

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Exterior walls are at particular risk of mould development due to weather exposure. The quickest and most convenient way to bolster your home against the elements is with a quick coat of Dryseal. It is a thixotropic product, meaning it only needs to be applied once, due to the thickness and body of the preparation. This speed of application makes it perfect for winter weatherproofing.

Ceilings

The bathroom is a high risk area for mould and damp, as most are humid and poorly ventilated, particularly in winter. Kitchens are another hot spot, with well-meaning environmental advice to seal and keep shut windows and doors to prevent heat loss. However this can exacerbate unsightly and dangerous mould growth. Prevent this by using paint mixed with a no more mould additive to inhibit the development of the pervasive fungi.

Interior Walls

Dry Mesh Membrane Kit
Dry mesh is the ideal cure all for damp walls. The mesh membrane can be fixed on top of existing brickwork, renders, or paintwork, or else to adhesive dabs for plasterboard. Presents tough mesh surface for direct application of various plaster finishes. The mesh will help prevent the regrowth of unhealthy microbes and keep your building moisture free.

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