In some homes, the damp that accumulates in the walls can lead to real complications. In effect, the presence of damp weakens the wall materials and causes aesthetic problems on the walls. This humidity will also encourage the appearance of mould and saltpetre, which can affect the health of residents. But that’s not all: the presence of humidity has a direct impact on energy consumption.
If there is damp in a home, the walls need to be dried out to remedy the situation.
So what are the causes of damp in a wall? There are 4 main causes of damp: seepage through façades and roofs, condensation, rising damp and damp due to capillarity.
Capillary damp is one of the most damaging causes of damp in a home, as it attacks all layers of material in the affected wall. In effect, poorly insulated walls will systematically drain water from the ground. In such a situation, drying out the walls is essential.
Fortunately, there are a number of solutions available to professionals for effectively drying out walls. That’s why Groupe Berkem offers professionals in the trade a wide range of products that will dry out walls and treat damp and all rising damp problems.
To dry out walls, the Groupe Berkem offers professionals the Xilix Blockaqua range. These products have been developed to drive moisture away from walls by creating continuous, watertight barriers. Produced from silane and siloxane resin, these products are applied directly to the walls of homes. This range is divided into three products:
If it is possible to dry the walls directly at the very heart of the structure for optimum efficiency. It is also possible to dry out walls with an application on the outside of the walls. This product complements the products mentioned above: