Newtonite System – The Solution for Damp Proofing
The Solution for Damp Proofing
The Newtonite System can provide an effective solution for rising, penetrating or hygroscopic damp in above-ground structures. Regardless of the scenario, the correct combination and application of products within the Newtonite System will provide a comprehensive solution.
The Types of Damp
Rising damp is when water from the ground rises through the capillaries of brickwork, stonework, or mortar. This results in dampness to the internal wall finishes which can be unsightly and unhealthy.
Rising damp can also lead to hygroscopic damp, where moisture-atracting salts are deposited within the fabric of the walls. Rising damp is most common pre-1925 in houses when damp proof courses were not commonly installed.
Penetrating damp is the result of water penetrating horizontally from the exterior through the building fabric. It can occur in any building and, as well as lowering the thermal performance of the wall, it can lead to other serious problems, like frost damage.
All forms of damp can cause problems to internal wall finishes and contribute to an unhealthy environment. A permanent solution, which combines the correct products is therefore essential. The Newton HydroSeal System offers a variety of products to achieve this:
-Newtonite 803 - Non-Meshed Damp Proofing Membrane
-Newtonite 803 Mesh – BBA Certified 3mm Meshed Damp Proofing Membrane
-NewLath 805 Mesh - 3mm & 5mm Meshed Damp Proofing Membrane
-Tarmac Whitewall - Finishing Plaster for Newtonite Mesh Membranes
Consult an Expert
If you’re unsure as to the cause of dampness in your home, we recommend consulting a trustworthy damp proofing specialist. Newton can provide you with a list of damp proof specialists who will often carry out a damp proofing survey free of charge. These approved installers are trained experts, so they can offer the best level of service and a reliable solution for the damp problem.