Waterproofing of old buildings

Targeted system solutions for waterproofing of buildings

The effect and durability of waterproofing for buildings depend on different factors. This includes one of the most important factors, i.e. the selection of the correct waterproofing system depending on the type of water load. It is the correct classification of the load that allows sustainable functional waterproofing of buildings.

Regardless of whether the base is insulated, rendered or has visible brickwork, it is one of the parts of a building that is subject to the most loads. In addition to rising damp and splashwater, loads can also be mechanical. Especially if the base is damaged or waterproofing is missing, then serious damage can occur.

If the damaged cellar wall is not freely accessible due to covering or rebuilding work, subsequent interior waterproofing is a good alternative. If the product systems are ideally matched, even high-quality housing can be created in this way.

Over the past few decades, injection procedures for the subsequent production of horizontal impervious layers in the brickwork have established and proven themselves. These are effective, clean and, in particular, inexpensive procedures. The latest development in this field is the revolutionary cream technology.

The main task of the restoration renders according to WTA is to store salts and ensure a dry and salt-free surface. Remmers restoration render systems ideally fulfil the criteria stipulated in the WTA information sheet 2-9-05/D ‘Restoration render systems’.

Very difficult-to-access areas can be waterproofed reliably and permanently using injection technology. It doesn’t matter here whether the cellar is bricked or made of concrete, Remmers always provides a suitable solution.

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Structural analysis

Correct structural analysis forms the basis for sustainable and efficient restoration. To develop a suitable restoration concept, the cause and the scope of the structural damage need to be recognised, measured, recorded and documented. The focus is primarily on aggressive salts and building material moisture, as well as physical underlying conditions.

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Waterproofing of old buildings

17 products found


Article No. 181001

Single-component, solvent-free, strengthening silicification concentrate

Article No. 300801

Special primer

Article No. 301408

Multi-functional building waterproofing Combines the properties of flexible and crack-bridging mineral waterproofing slurries (MDS) and bitumen thick coatings (PMBC)

Article No. 507101

High-quality, premium sealing tape based on nitrile rubber and coated with non-woven fabric

Article No. 500301

Highly elastic, self-adhesive butyl rubber waterproofing tape on polypropylene non-woven fabric

Article No. 082301

Highly durable, 3-layer protective sheet with decoupling function

Article No. 043025

Rigid mineral waterproofing grout with high resistance to sulphate

Article No. 042925

Quick-setting waterproofing mortar for grouting and filling with high sulphate resistance

Article No. 042625

Waterproofing filler with high sulphate resistance

Article No. 072755

Silane cream for horizontal barriers against rising damp in masonry

Article No. 687323

Acrylate gel

Article No. 687101

Highly flexible 2K PU injection resin, D-I (P)