WTA approval for Safeguard’s Dryrod damp-proofing rods

  • 11 Jul 2017

Dryrod damp-proofing rods from Safeguard Europe now accredited by the German WTA organisation for creating remedial damp-proof courses (DPCs) against capillary absorption in masonry, otherwise known in the UK as rising damp

 WTA accreditation for Dryrod 

The WTA accreditation follows Dryrod’s British Board of Agrément (BBA) certification, awarded in 2015, which establishes that it is effective against the ingress of moisture for at least 20 years. The WTA, which translates into English as the Scientific and Technical Work Group for Building Conservation and Preservation of Monuments, was founded in 1977 and carries out research, testing and approval of technical practices and materials throughout Europe.

More about Dryrod

  • launched in 2014
  • fastest, cleanest, easiest and most effective rising damp treatment

Dryrod is a synthetic rod made from advanced polymers that is impregnated with a silane/siloxane material so that it forms a DPC in brick, coursed stone, rubble infill and cavity walls.

Dryrod has radically changed the way specifiers and contractors approach DPC installation, as it guarantees correct damp-proofing delivery each and every time. The standard 180mm long rods are simply inserted into 12mm drilled holes at 120mm centres along continuous horizontal mortar lines.

Not only does this method ensure deep penetration, but it also delivers the exact dose in each hole without the spillage and mess which occurs with other methods of installation.  Any thickness of wall can be treated because the rods can be inserted end-to-end or trimmed back, depending on the wall thickness.

Can be installed saturated walls

Unlike any other product on the market, the rods can also be installed effectively in highly saturated walls that are very porous and either highly alkaline – such as in new mortar – or with low alkalinity (old mortar). The rods are also effective when installed in warm or cold walls – even if the wall is freezing.

Invisible treatment for Heritage sites

Heritage sites will also appreciate that the treatment can be invisible because rods can be removed from the mortar after six months when their active ingredient has dispersed into the surrounding masonry. Then the drill holes can be hidden by repointing with colour matched mortar.

Backed by Safeguard Europe’s comprehensive technical support, Dryrod is supplied complete with all information needed for a successful installation. This includes the number and depth of drill holes required for various wall thicknesses and types, together with suggested drilling patterns to treat stretcher bond and Flemish bond brickwork and irregular stone.

Contact:

Safeguard Europe,
Redkiln Close,
Horsham,
West Sussex,
United Kingdom,
RH13 5QL

Phone: 01403 210204
Fax: 01403 217529

Visit Safeguard Europe's website

Leave a Reply

More articles

Bull Products

Bull sails forward with Norwegian shipyard contract

Bull Products has strengthened its presence in the shipbuilding industry, after securing a partnership with a major Norwegian distributor.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Systems, Case Studies, Facility Management & Building Services, Health & Safety, Posts, Security and Fire Protection, Site Preparation

BMI

BMI UK & Ireland launches to the UK construction industry

Following the coming together of Icopal and Monier Redland, and a period of investment in premises, systems and people, BMI UK & Ireland has been formally launched to the construction industry.

Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Building Systems, news, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Roof Edge Protection, Roofs

MCRMA

Troldtekt explores the rise of darker colours in its latest theme

With heavier materials and darker colours being used in more and more projects, Troldtekt is exploring the movement in detail in its latest Theme.

Posted in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Ceilings, Innovations & New Products, Interiors, Paints, Coatings & Finishes, Posts