When walls are wet, they’re also very cold! Unwanted moisture can become a serious problem because excess water along the surface of a wall can lead to more issues such as mould growth. As you’re probably already aware, mould can affect your health and lead to problems including breathing difficulties, itchy eyes, runny noses and worsens the symptoms of eczema and asthma etc. For this reason, it is very important that you know how to tank wet walls and how to do so with the right air gap membrane. In this article, we’re going to teach you exactly how to tank wet walls and what the best product is to do so.
Tanking your Bathroom
Bathrooms are usually the wettest room in a house, but that doesn’t mean you won’t find damp and wet walls elsewhere in the home. If you don’t use the right waterproof membrane to tank your bathroom walls, moisture will pass through the wall and that moisture often carries various minerals and salts within it. Once the walls have been painted or plastered, it won’t take long for those salts to penetrate the surface of the wall, ruining the paint or wallpaper.
Tanking Wet Walls with WT1
Tanking wet walls requires a strong waterproof product that provides the perfect adhesion to the surface area, no matter what the material may be. This is why we always turn to WT1, the ultimate replacement for bitumen based roof membranes. WT1 provides flawless adhesion to concrete, stone, brick, lead, metal, plastic and polyester.
As a newly formulated compound, WT1 combines polyurethane and polymer to form a complete waterproof membrane that battles against wet walls without cracking or shrinking under pressure. This is crucial when it comes to tanking wet walls because you need a product that is strong enough to tolerate the salts and minerals found in the excess moisture.
How to apply WT1
WT1 is incredibly easy to apply. You can spread, brushed or sprayed, depending on your preference of application. Before WT1 entered the market, most tanking methods would give in to the dampness and this would later cause numerous problems for the home-owner, who would often have to spend even more money repairing the damage. Wouldn’t it be better to tank your walls once and never worry about it again? If you choose WT1, you’ll never have to revisit the same wet wall twice.
WT1 keeps moisture and water at bay and prevents it from damaging the inner surfaces of your walls. This is especially important in your bathroom, where moisture and dampness is almost a part of the territory. After using WT1 to tank wet walls, you’re free to render or plaster over it as required. Once the initial tanking is complete, you can also use other products from the C-TEC adhesive range to attach tiles. The best of our adhesive products for tiling includes CT1 and Power Grab ‘n’ Bond.