Safeguard’s Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream has undergone accelerated ageing tests as part of its certification by the British Board of Agrément. As a result, its BBA certificate states that the masonry water repellent will remain effective for 25 years.
Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream has been develop to both prevent rain penetration and boost thermal resistance. As masonry insulates more effectively when dry, the bricks have twice the thermal resistance when protected from the elements.
The product is applied by either brush or roller and cures colourlessly to match the original finish within a 12 hour period.
The protection cream has been designed to penetrate deeper than conventional liquid applied water repellents – up to 12mm in flettons. This is so that it can bridge cracks within the masonry more effectively, which gives it the life expectancy shown in the BBA certification.
The Agrément Certifcate was established to give specifiers and developers the assurance that a product is fit for purpose. It awards products that have successfully negotiated a host of assessments that inspect every elements of the design, manufacture and installation.
These include laboratory tests, on-site evaluations, quality management checks and inspections of production.
When examining Stormdry, the BBA focused on its water repellency, condensation risk, freeze and thaw resistance, and UV resistance.
It found that the product resists the uptake of water into masonry substrates without increasing the risk of condensation and resists both the effects of freeze/thaw cycling and UV light.
Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream was certified as ‘fit for its intended use’ – a breathable remedial masonry water-repellent barrier for use on domestic and non-domestic buildings on brick, mortar, sandstone and concrete substrates.
The cream can also be applied to wet walls that, due to its breatheable properties, will dry out from the inside.
This enables Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream to resolve the damp issues encountered in cavity wall insulation as the wall can dry out while being protected from any further penetration that will affect the insulation’s performance.
Stormdry is suitable for use with most forms of wall insulation. By treating the weather facing surface of an insulated building with Stormdry, the formula both protects and improves the performance of dry insulation and allows previously dampened insulation to dry out.
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