Efflorescence is salt that is pulled into a masonry structure through capillary action where it is deposited inside the small pores of the substrate and on the outside of the structure, leaving it unsightly.
How Does Efflorescence Happen?
Each time moisture enters a masonry structure by capillary action the water transports diluted salts with it. As the walls dry, salt crystals grow.
Why Efflorescence Bad?
The continual action of more salt crystals growing internally (within the pores of the masonry) pushes apart the structure of the bricks, blocks or stone from within. This process causes cumulative damage until finally the substrate is totally disintegrated leaving just grains of sand.
Illustration of moisture and salts entering a wall.
We extract the salt from deep within your walls by temporarily “cocooning” your wall in a special coating which sucks the salt out of your walls.
There are many methods that are used to treat efflorescence in walls and stone features but none actually remove the salt from the substrate like the cocoon process does.
Any system that involves washing the wall or applying a sealer will push the salts back inside the wall which hides the effects until catastrophic damage occurs.
Our system is environmentally friendly and uses cutting edge technology to draw the salts from your walls and stone features reducing the salt content in your walls to below 0.07% which is below corrosive levels.