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SSD condition: What It Is, Why It’s Important?

You may have heard once or twice about needing to bring concrete to SSD conditions. But what is SSD? Why is it an important condition for concrete? And how to achieve it? This is what we will discuss today! To start, what is SSD? SSD is an abbreviation for the term saturated-surface-dry. it’s referring to a condition that concrete needs to be in sometim ..

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What is Waterproofing? Exploring Products Technology

Waterproofing , creates a barrier to prevent water from passing through surfaces that have frequent contact with water, such as foundations, roofs, and walls. So waterproofing materials are one of the most important elements of a building project, increasing the durability of many different surfaces in construction. First of all, let's def ..

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Rising Dampness and Uniguard's Ultimate Solution

How does raising dampness occur? The cause of rising dampness is groundwater. Usually, it occurs when moisture seeps through the ground and then travels through the walls using ‘capillary action.’ In most cases. The water mainly has salts which travel with the water through the wall. Capillarity action causes water from the ground to be absorbed upwar ..

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Liquid-Applied or Torch-Applied Sheet Waterproofing Membrane?

Which is the best waterproofing membrane? Is it the liquid-applied membrane or torch-on sheet membrane? This is a common question asked by engineers, homeowners, and contractors we will know its answer in this article. Firstly, let us know what is meant by each Liquid-applied membrane (LAM) is a monolithic, fully bonded, liquid-based c ..

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What are Concrete Admixtures? Different Types and Uses?

To start, the porous nature of concrete is one of the main reasons they are prone to degradation. As a consequence of this porosity, some aggressive chemicals found in water (e.g., chloride ions) may penetrate the concrete. This therefore affects the microstructure of the concrete, leading to a reduction in its overall durability. To avoid such situations, the ..

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Concrete Joints & different joints sealant Products

What are Concrete Joints & different joints sealant Products?   Joints between construction elements can be found in various elements of a structure, e. g. between precast concrete elements in facades, around windows and doors, between floors and walls, around storage tanks, or in concrete itself. So, what are those gaps or Lines on the concrete? The an ..

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Installation Guide to Successful Cementitious Waterproofing!

  Installation Guide To Successful Cementitious Waterproofing! Substrate Preparation New concrete or cementitious substrates should be at least 28 days old. Surface should be clean and free from any laitance, wax, grease, dirt and oil or any materials could affect the bond. Suitable Mechanical method such water jet or sand blastin ..

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Seal the Right Way: Acetoxy vs. Neutral Silicone sealants?

Seal the Right Way: Acetoxy vs. Neutral Siliconee sealants? Silicone Sealants Uses In Construction Silicone sealants are versatile prodcuts have many uses in construction industry, the first is general joint sealing which is mainly to seal gaps between construction elements and prevent passage of air, water, etc., Enhance the visual appearance of the con ..

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