Internal basement waterproofing in case of flowing water

A very difficult situation: The basement waterproofing has to be done from the inside but the water is actively entering the building. Often the only solution is the KÖSTER KD-System.

KÖSTER KD 2 Blitz powder is applied directly by hand to the active leakage. The powder reacts within a few seconds and forms a waterproof mortar. When the active leakages are stopped the waterproofing layer of KÖSTER KD 1 Base, KÖSTER KD Blitz powder and KÖSTER KD 3 Sealer can be applied.

The material is applied to substrates that have to be sound and solid as well as free of bond inhibiting agents. Older plaster coats have to be removed and joints raked out and all loose particles have to be removed. Generally the substrate is primed by prewetting. Repairs and the installation of the fillet at the wall-floor junction are done with KÖSTER Repair Mortar Plus.

KÖSTER KD 1 Base is applied as the waterproofing layer and is brushed onto the substrate. KÖSTER KD 2 Blitz Powder is rubbed onto the still wet surface, immediately creating a dry waterproofed layer. To harden and to strengthen this layer the third part of the system, KÖSTER KD 3 Sealer, is applied. To waterproof the Basement completely another two layers of KÖSTER KD 1 Base is applied over the first. Pipe penetrations are waterproofed with KÖSTER KB-Flex 200 Sealing Paste and plugged with KÖSTER KB-Fix 5.

In the case of damage to basement walls caused by moisture generally KÖSTER Restoration Plaster should be applied. KÖSTER Restoration Plasters are specially designed for the restoration of masonry with high salt and moisture contents. KÖSTER Restoration Plasters help to dry out the wall and absorb remaining salts. They don’t contain lime or gypsum, are open to water vapor diffusion and create a healthy and comfortable room climate.

Before the application of the main plaster coat, a plaster key made from the chosen KÖSTER Restoration Plaster mixed with KÖSTER SB-Bonding Emulsion is applied to provide a larger surface area and ensure an optimal bond to the substrate.

KÖSTER Restoration Plasters are available in different varieties (grey, white, fast and light). KÖSTER Restoration Plaster White is often used in older buildings without subsequent painting. KÖSTER Fine Plaster creates a very smooth surface and can be applied when desired to meet architectural goals. KÖSTER Restoration Plasters can only be painted over with breathable (open to vapor diffusion) paints such as KÖSTER Silicon Paint White or KÖSTER MF1.

Always adhere to the specifications in the respective Technical Guidelines.

 

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