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Rising damp, penetrating damp and condensation are the three most common types of damp for residential properties Causes & effects Damp walls are caused by moisture, which either: Penetrates from the outside Rises into the building structure due to capillary effects. Condenses on walls, particularly in rooms with a lot of air moisture, such as kitchens and […]

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1: Flat Roofs Are Not Actually Flat That’s right — flat roofs usually aren’t flat. A so-called flat roof may look horizontal but often has a slope Slope and pitch create runoff. Water pools or puddles when there is no slope or pitch, leading to roof damage. You want water to flow into a gutter system and away […]

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So here is the benefit of flooring resins (epoxies and polyurethanes): Resins are resistant to all types of motor vehicles fluids, such as engine oil, coolant, brake and power steering fluid. Resins will not crack when hit by a heavy tools. They are also chemically resistant. Resins are harder to stain with engine oil, coolant, […]

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Do you have a floor where chemical resistance, slip resistance and decorative look are important? UCRETE LOCK COAT PU is a one component, solvent free, aliphatic polyurethane designed to provide a tough clear coating. UCRETE LOCK COAT PU is light stable and non-yellowing with excellent mechanical and chemical resistant properties. Application One coat is adequate […]

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Did you know that waterproofing represents approximately just 2-3% of building costs, but accounts for a whopping 83% of building defect complaints? Basements with inadequate waterproofing are an expensive exercise to repair. Consider the costs involved: excavate behind wall(s); install new membrane and drainage; back filling, paying for damage to owners belongings, etc etc. At […]

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The following article was published by the daily nation on Thursday 24th August 2017. It talks about our Grey Liquid Rubber Waterproofing Membrane. In case you missed it, read about it here. The roofing of a house, or any building, is a major factor in determining its quality. This is because apart from protecting the […]

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There are so many waterproofing materials flooded in the market today for any given situation. Where there are multiple materials to be chosen for a given situation, you should always follow the Waterproofer’s preferences based on the comparative experience they have had given that situation. The sad part is clients in Kenya choose the waterproofing […]

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William Foster once said “Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” The roof, even when not visible, is the most important investment in the building. It protects your building and its contents against wind, […]

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In the past year, the Government of Kenya has continued to improve and expand the infrastructure of the country. KNBS reported that the sector grew by 13.6% in 2015 compared to the 13.1% growth the sector posted in 2014 largely due to implementation of mega infrastructure and energy flagship projects under Vision 2030. Case in […]

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