damp-proof coatings

Tackles damp that’s difficult to reach

The Drybase range from Safeguard Europe – the UK specialist in damp-proofing and waterproofing technology – has been designed for use when it is not possible to protect building materials and interior surfaces from the sources of dampness, like rain penetration or rising damp.

The collection of damp-proof coatings, coverings coatings and membranes can be used for protection against a wide range of dampness issues, whether in small residential properties through to larger industrial facilities.

There are three main products in the range: Drybase Liquid-Applied DPM; Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coatings and Drybase Flex Membrane.

damp-proof coatings

Drybase Liquid-Applied DPM 

Drybase Liquid-Applied DPM is a liquid, polymer-based barrier coating that can be used to resist penetration of water, gases – such as methane and Radon – salts and other liquids through masonry, stone and concrete.

Examples of typical applications would be sealing concrete slabs prior to screeding or overlaying with underlay and laminate flooring; protecting wall and floor-embedded joist ends; and forming floor and wall junction seals in wet rooms. While usually applied by roller or airless sprayer, its liquid form allows it to also be applied by brush – making it ideal for waterproofing around masonry detailing and other hard-to-reach areas.

Its polymer blend provides high integrity, elasticity and durability to the finished membrane. Correctly applied, it is water resistant to 20 metres head of positive pressure, and 10 times more resistant to methane than low-density polyethylene (LPDE).

ECS Epoxy Floor Coating  

ECS Epoxy Floor Coating is a highly durable damp-proof epoxy coating for floors and walls. Supplied as a two-part water-dispersed epoxy resin, Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating is applied in two coats using a brush or roller.

Hard-wearing, stain resistant and able to withstand foot and light vehicle traffic; typical applications for Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating would be treating damp and staining problems in solid concrete floors (eg garage floors); floor and wall coating for kitchens and other food-processing spaces; warehouse and storage facilities; and light industrial factory areas to give resistance to foot and light vehicular traffic.

Water-based and low odour, Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating consists of a pigmented base resin component and a water-dispersed hardener component.  Surface finish appearance of the surface finish will reflect the texture and nature of the substrate and, when applied, contact surfaces must be sound, clean, dry and provide a ‘light’ mechanical key.

Drybase Flex Membrane 

Drybase Flex Membrane is a highly durable and flexible membrane for direct application to walls that have been affected by dampness and salt contamination. The fleece lined membrane can be quickly and easily applied to walls using the specially formulated Drybase Flex Adhesive. It can be plastered onto directly creating a versatile solution to the problem of damp walls, when it is not possible to stop the damp at its source.

The Drybase collection offers a wide range of practical solutions and applications when it is necessary to apply damp-proof barriers over floors and walls; particularly when it is difficult to create or reinstate damp-proof courses or tackle penetrating damp because of, for example, access issues.

Safeguard Europe’s range of market-leading, proven damp-proofing solutions is supported by the company’s own highly qualified and experienced staff. The support and know-how they offer is extended to contractors, specifiers and property owners and includes technical advice, specification help, research and even in-house laboratory analysis of plaster and masonry.

www.safeguardeurope.com

About Georgina Bisby

Georgina Bisby
Georgina Bisby is a journalist and editor with extensive experience covering construction and industrial news and technology, including a particular focus on health and safety, energy and environmental issues.

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