Trace Basement Systems
Newton CWC condensation damp treatment
This unheated pantry, just off the kitchen in the property, was suffering from significant condensation. Black mould had formed to the ceiling and upper walls.
Condensation is formed when warm air, holding water vapour, comes into contact with a cold surface (dew point surface). The air near to the cold surface cools and the cooler air is unable to hold as much water vapour as it was able to when it was warmer. The water vapour that the cooler air is unable to hold is deposited on the adjacent cool surface.
Newton Specialist Basement Contractors, Trace Basements, decided to treat the walls with Newton CWC (Cold Wall Coating), a thermal paint that increases the surface temperature of the walls it is applied to.
Applying CWC raises the surface temperature by up to 5°C and so raises the surface temperature above the point where condensation can occur.
The walls were thoroughly cleaned with water mixed with bleach to remove all traces of the black mould. Two coats of CWC were applied to complete the treatment.
After application of CWC, the pantry was clean, dry and mould-free.
Condensation to the walls was eliminated, and now forms on the glass of the window only.
Benefits of Newton CWC condensation damp treatment: