Important Things to Know About Building Foundations
5 Important Things to Know About Building Foundations
August 28, 2021

According to environvent, Damp occurs when there is excess unwanted moisture in the air that has no way of escaping. Excess moisture can be caused by steam when cooking, drying clothes inside the home and perspiration caused through showering and bathing. This is very common around us and thus our walls are prone to exhibit dampness after a period of time.

Damp walls can cause structural damage and result in deterioration of the building. Several factors like water seepage through the walls or leaking plumbing pipes can create a damp and mouldy environment. The biggest disadvantage of damp walls is that it creates an unhealthy indoor environment which can cause damage to fabrics, books, shoes and other household items that are within closed cabinets.

Measure causes of dampness of wall includes

  • Poor ventilation is one of the main causes of dampness as a lot of moisture is generated while washing clothes, cooking or drying clothes within the indoors.
  • Dampness can penetrate into the walls through leaking roof tiles or leakages from an adjacent bathroom
  • Water from the leaky plumbing lines of the exteriors or interiors can result in damp walls.
  • Rising damp is a very common problem in older homes especially in houses where a damp proof course has not been used to create a barrier between the soil and the foundation of the building.

Natural preventive measures of wall dampness

  • It is essential to ventilate the home and reduce condensation. Periodically open the windows and cross ventilate the home so that the moist indoor air is replaced with fresh outdoor air.
  • Use exhaust fans in areas like the bathroom and kitchen.
  • Install a chimney with a high suction power to remove smoke and steam into the outdoors.

Prevent dampness before painting with ISONEM

ISONEM has a range of products designed to handle a wide range of wall defects; such as wall damping, discoloration, peeling, swelling etc. Products like MS 82 can be applied to any kind of humid or dry walls, painted and unpainted surfaces. Thanks to its excellent alkali and moisture resistance, it prevents the formation of moisture on the walls and destroys if there is any. Before paint is applied MS 20 and MD 28 are used to closes the capillary and shrinkage cracks on the applied surface. they have high adherence. thus they adhere perfectly to surfaces like concrete, plaster, screed, etc. and does not get removed by time. They are also considered to be hydrophobic (water repellent)as well as elastic.

How can ISONEM MD 28 and MS 82 be applied

The surface preparation, preparation of sample and application for MD 28 and MS 82 can be viewed on our website. They are easy to use and require no prior knowledge as ALL ISONEM products are made Ready-to-use in nature.

If you’d like us to inspect your project site or building for possible waterproofing issue, do send us an email at or call our customer care representative on +2349164188278


Hillary Odiakose (Creative Lead)