Do it yourselfer, The council of expert
24 February 2020
An effective anti-humidity treatment
Rising humidity is a very annoying problem. Let's find out why it is formed and what to do to fight it.
Very often, in winter, in our homes there is the annoying problem of rising damp on the floor.
This phenomenon, typical of ground and basement floors, is more widespread than you can imagine
and it really represents a boring mess. Finding the entire floor wet with droplets is not pleasant at all.
So let’s try to understand why this type of condensation forms, what are the precautions
and specific anti-humidity treatments to be carried out on our floors.
Why does rising damp appear on the floor?
The main cause of the floor rising humidity is the water present in the subsoil that rises from the ground
for the physical principle of capillarity. The wall structures, in the presence of water, behave like real sponges.
Generally, if adequate insulation work has not been carried out, the ground water can rise more easily.
The main causes of humidity must therefore be sought in:
- construction errors;
- a bad waterproofing of the house;
- the poor quality of construction materials.
The presence of this type of humidity must not be underestimated because it damages
the well-being and living comfort of the house. Remember that condensation is closely linked to mold.
Specifically, humidity creates a perfect microclimate for the generation and proliferation of mold and bacteria.
So keep your eyes open and to understand if our home is afflicted by this type of problem let’s look carefully,
in addition to the tiles and the joints of the floor, the walls.
The plaster detached near the floor or traces of paint on the ground could be further signs
which highlight the presence of capillary rising damp inside our home.
Why is it important to carry out an anti-humidity treatment?
Moisture and mold make the environment evidently harmful to those who live there.
Excessive humidity in the home can cause damage to health.
Usually these are problems with the respiratory system such as asthma, allergies, more or less serious infections, up to pneumonia.
Not to mention the constant danger that a perennially wet floor can represent.
Eliminating the rising damp of the floor is therefore essential for living your home in a peaceful and quiet way.
How to restore damp floors?
To restore a damp floor and always keep it dry, it is necessary to prevent water from “rising” through the structures.
The only way to solve this problem is to intervene with an anti-humidity treatment.
At Marbec we recommend ACTIV3 a anti-rising damp and stain-resistant
protective for stone materials: cotto, natural stone, marble, granite and cement agglomerates.
Fast and practical, ACTIV3 is applied by brush, cloth or wax spreader;
evenly distributing it on the surface, it creates a wet “veil”. Once applied, dry in 3-4 hours depending on the ventilation.
ACTIV3, ideal for both indoors and outdoors:
- avoids and counteracts rising damp;
- drastically reduces the absorption of water in the material;
- eliminates or drastically reduces the absorption capacity of the material to fatty substances;
- facilitates the cleaning of the absorbent material from dirt and stains;
- maintains the original permeability to water vapor, breathable.