Rising damp in walls in buildings is a difficult problem to solve. It may occur in old buildings with no original damp-course or newer buildings where the damp-course was not installed correctly. It is a widespread problem and is described in different countries as:
To the building conservator practiced in restoring old buildings, rising damp is regarded as a huge problem which is difficult to surmount. However, scientific breakthroughs in silicone emulsion nanotechnology have heralded a new era in practical solutions to this age-old problem.
Tech-Dry in Melbourne have developed an emulsion of a silane molecule which, when delivered as a cream to walls produces a water repellent layer within the walls to establish a practical damp-course. Only small holes need to be drilled in the fabric of the walls and the emulsion is environmentally friendly with no solvent contamination within the building. Watch Tech-Dry’s video on DIY Damp Course Cream installation.