Prepare the area to be waterproofed, remove all render back to brick work, remove all paint back to a clean brick face, remove any efflorescence and treat area with siloxane.
Mix the negative pressure membrane with water or with liquid supplied, use a mechanical mixer to ensure an even mix.
Wet or moisten the wall area to be waterproofed, then apply a coat of membrane to the wall and extending the membrane onto the floor by 100mm min. (reinforcing cloth can be added to the wet membrane at this stage to the wall and floor junction if required)
Allow membrane to dry (this will vary depending on the weather and temperature)
Apply a second coat in the same manner as the first coat remembering to wet or moisten the wall again before applicating the membrane to the wall
Allow to dry, please note if the wall was loaded heavily with moisture before the membrane was applied, watery bubbles will appear on the surface of the second coat, this is normal as the membrane is pulling the contained water that is stored in the brick out. This will occur for different lengths of time depending on the amount of stored water in the brick.
The membrane may also dry in a patch effect, this too is a result of the stored water in the brick and will evidently dry to a even colour, do not worry as it will have no effect on the membrane performance.
Check with Total Waterproofing Supplies for the correct membrane to use in your area if you are not sure.
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