Complete Preservation have been installing Safeguards Dryrod system for a local authority lately. Some of the jobs we have recently carried out are more modern cavity wall construction types, when the property has been re-modelled the new concrete floor has bridged the original damp proof course, which has then caused rising damp. Dryrod has been a simple solution, which has cured the issue. This system is relatively new to the market and has added a more user friendly approach compared to other systems. The feedback from the technicians has been great, which is always reassuring, as they have to install the system. I have visited Safeguards premises and spent some time in the laboratory discussing there findings with rising damp, and how they test the products. The testing is rigorous, its know wonder it is patented and been awarded the BBA certificate.
The British Board of Agrément is the UK’s major authority offering approval and certification services to manufacturers and installers supplying the construction industry. It provides independent testing and certification on products and materials that are recognised by building control, government departments, architects, local authorities, specifiers, and industry insurers like the NHBC. After months of independent testing by their own laboratory, the BBA certified Dryrod Damp-Proofing Rods as being fully compliant with all relevant building regulations and effective against the ingress of moisture for at least 20 years.
Safeguard Europe is the developer, manufacturer and supplier of Dryzone Damp-Proofing Cream. Dryzone, which was introduced in the year 2000, it was the first damp-proofing cream available on the market. It is still the most effective and most highly tested damp-proofing cream. Despite Dryzone’s continued success, the research and development laboratory at Safeguard Europe embarked on a 3 year intensive research programme to further increase the effectiveness of rising damp treatments. This development report describes their analysis of damp-proofing creams, explains the concept of damp-proofing rods and shows the scientific testing regime that they were both subjected to. The results show that Dryrod is scientifically proven to outperform previous damp-proofing methods.
Dryrod® damp-proofing rods are patented 12mm diameter grooved rods that carry a powerful water repellent material. They are simply inserted into 12mm holes in the mortar lines of a building. Once they are inserted, the rods will start to dry out the wall, the carrier rods slowly diffuse water repellent deep into the damp masonry, curing to form a powerful barrier to further damp ingress.
If you need advice regarding rising damp, or a survey we will be pleased to offer our services. We offer full gravimetric profiling of walls to BRE Digest 245, which is the only way to confirm rising damp.