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4.5. Ascending moisture

4.5. Ascending moisture

In masonry, moisture can rise capillaryly and moisten the wall over time. 

Applying a sealing

That is why Sven and Peter apply a mineralic waterproofing slurry on the first row. Before, they cleaned the stones carefully.

By the way, there are many other methods to seal masonry horizontally, for example with bitumen sheets or bitumen coatings. The type of sealing depends on the type of building, water load, material and many other factors. The architect is responsible for the planning. The best thing to do is to ask your trainer, what you have to consider when implementing.

Please take a look at the principle of ascending moisture.