How to Fix a Leaking Caravan with CT1

A leak in your caravan can really spoil your summer holiday but with CT1, it’s a quick fix. Here’s how you can continue your vacation without worrying that a small leak will turn into a big problem.

You can help prevent leaks by checking your caravan regularly for cracks or damage, using a cover when necessary, and even keeping it in storage to protect it from the elements. However, it’s common for small cracks to appear in any part of a caravan, campervan, or motorhome, especially if you’re using it regularly.

Most of the time, these cracks don’t need professional attention. In fact, they can be quickly and easily repaired using just one product. So there’s no need to cancel your holiday or pay out for an expensive repair job – you can do it yourself with this simple guide!

 

Why repair a small crack?

Even if the crack hasn’t developed into a full leak, over time, they can allow extra moisture to infiltrate your caravan. This can lead to far bigger and more expensive problems to solve, such as damp. Leaks, on the other hand, may cause rust, rotting, and corrosion which, in the worst-case scenario, can damage your caravan’s structural integrity. This could mean losing out on precious holiday time as you get vital, time-consuming repair work done.

When treated quickly and effectively, cracks and leaks are usually a very minor issue that any caravan owner can tackle confidently with CT1. CT1 is the leading construction sealant and adhesive trusted by the construction industry for a vast range of applications, including underwater ones! That’s why it’s been dubbed “The Snag List Eliminator”.

CT1 is the go-to choice for many professionals to conduct simple, long-lasting and effective repairs on a wide variety of materials, including fibreglass, all metals (including lead), glass, all woods, MDF, polystyrene, plastics, and more. This makes it the perfect product to conduct many different repairs in and around your caravan and a great addition to your caravan repair toolkit!

3 steps to fixing a leaking caravan with CT1

There are just three simple steps you need to follow to carry out an effective repair with CT1.

  1. If there is sealant already around the crack or leaking area, remove it. A repair is much easier and lasts longer when all pre-existing sealant is removed. Use a scraper or a Stanley knife to gently lift the old sealant away, being careful not to scratch the base material. Then clean the area and let it dry.
  2. Apply CT1 to the affected area. Snip the tip of the nozzle and evenly squeeze the sealant out, using a damp finger to smooth it into the gap and create a professional-looking finish.
  3. CT1 starts curing instantly and will stop any leaks from the moment it’s applied. To thoroughly test how effective your repair is, wait 48 hours and then give it a test run by spraying the area with water.

With CT1, there’s no need to call for expensive, expert help – you can be the expert! Find your CT1, the perfect companion to your caravan repair kit, at Wickes, online or in stores across the UK now.

 

 

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