Antel Water Shield is a highly effective waterproofing liquid based on an active Alkoxysilane. Conventional treatments have often relied on exterior proofing by applying a silicone solution usually in a flammable solvent carrier base. This technique can be expensive, hazardous and limited and should not be used on fresh ‘green’ concrete. Also the ‘pore lining’ character of silicones can make the problem worse by channeling moisture into the lined pores, particularly from driven rain or exposed salt laden rain in coastal areas.
Water Shield overcomes these problems and provides a reliable, water repellent micro porous finish. In addition, the ingress of dirt laden moisture is prevented, keeping the structure of the building cleaner and dryer and therefore minimising the risk of face spalling through the action of frost.
The water barrier supplied by the repellent also aids insulation. Untreated areas that are saturated with water have a very high thermal conductivity. This not only results in general heat loss, but generates an extra cooling effect by producing vapour which surrounds the building.
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