It is important to keep properties well insulated. In older properties with cavity walls it is common for this void to be filled with either a mineral wool fibre or polystyrene beads injected through the exterior wall of the property.
The intention is to impede the transference of cold air from the outer wall to the interior of the building and to prevent heat from escaping out through the walls.
WET INSULATION IS INEFFECTIVE
This method of insulation is effective as long as it doesn’t get wet. This can arise if the exterior wall is subjected to wind driven rain that can penetrate the brickwork. If this were to happen it poses a greater problem for the property than if no insulation were present at all as the insulation would transfer any damp to the inner wall. So what are your choices?
The removal and replacement of insulation would be costly indeed. Likewise failure to take any action can lead to problems with damp and condensation within the property itself. The only effective solution is to treat the exterior of the property, making sure that damp cannot find a way through.
DRYWALL THERMOTEK IS THE ANSWER
DryWall Thermotek is specially formulated to take on the task. This unique formulation can be applied in a single coat to brick, stone or cement and provides a barrier that prevents water penetration while still allowing the wall to breathe, and leaving the insulation to dry out. But DryWall Thermotek does more than just offer protection. It actually increases the thermal efficiency of the property by up to 29%, adding to the overall effectiveness of the cavity insulation.
Once applied, DryWall Thermotek is completely colourless and can protect property from the insidious effects of water penetration for up to 30 years.
With DryWall Thermotek from Peter Cox you can be sure of cavity insulation protection whatever the weather brings.
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