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  • How to Waterproof a Balcony Floor

    How to Waterproof a Balcony Floor

    You need to seal your concrete balcony floor to repair cracks and limit moisture damage such as etches, cracks and failure. Despite the fact that concrete is an incredibly strong material, it is also very porous. This opens it up to a great deal of moisture as the substance will absorb liquid over time, resulting in various damages, the most common ...

  • How to Waterproof a Bathroom with WT1

    How to Waterproof a Bathroom with WT1

    Bathrooms tend to be the wettest rooms in the house. Despite the fact that bathroom tiles are water resistant, leaks often occur because their joints are not 100% waterproof. This leads to a list of possible problems, including cracks, water leaks and further damage. Waterproofing your bathroom requires the use of a high-quality sealant such as WT1 from C-TEC.   This ...

  • How to Waterproof Bathroom Walls with Tanking

    How to Waterproof Bathroom Walls with Tanking

    Wet rooms in the home often need to go through a tanking process to ensure the walls are prepared to deal with the dampness and water exposure. This is particularly useful for tanking showers. Despite the fact that the bathroom tiles are technically waterproof, it is important to also ensure that each of the joints between each tile is water ...

  • How to Waterproof Bathroom Floors

    How to Waterproof Bathroom Floors

    Tanking bathroom walls and floors is made easy thanks to WT1 from CTEC. The main reason why tanking is necessary is because it provides an extra layer of waterproof protection where your bathroom needs it most. Despite the fact that tiles and flooring in bathrooms are water resistant, the sealant in between these tiles are often not as waterproof as ...

  • How to Waterproof and Seal a Terrace

    How to Waterproof and Seal a Terrace

    Concrete terraces are prone to cracks and other damages because of its porous nature. Water and moisture is absorbed by the substance. This results in an unstable structure as the moisture will weaken the surface of the terrace over time. If you do not seal and waterproof your concrete terrace, you open yourself up to possible hazards and some seriously ...

  • Waterproofing a Wet Room with WT1

    Waterproofing a Wet Room with WT1

    Wet rooms are usually damp and need to be waterproofed. This is referred to as tanking. It’s the process of creating a waterproof barrier between tiles and the wall itself. Knowing how to waterproof a wet room is a valuable life lesson. You can save yourself a lot of time, energy and money by waterproofing your wet room with WT1. ...

  • Tanking Showers for Beginners

    Tanking Showers for Beginners

    If you would like try tanking your shower yourself, you will need a waterproof sealant such as WT1 from C-TEC. Tanking showers is a necessary procedure to ensure the life of your shower and the condition of your wet walls. If you don’t take the time to properly prepare the substrate behind the tiles, the chances of cracks and damage ...

  • Tanking Wet Walls with WT1: A How-to Guide

    Tanking Wet Walls with WT1: A How-to Guide

    Tanking wet walls is a necessary precaution to take when it comes to walls that experience a great deal of moisture and dampness. The traditional method of tanking wet walls was to batten the inner surface of the wall and then panel over it. Back then, this method was only a short-term solution. After time, people noticed that the panelling ...

  • How to Tile your Bathroom Walls: A DIY Guide

    How to Tile your Bathroom Walls: A DIY Guide

    Bathroom walls need water resistant tiles and sealants to form a waterproof barrier. Creating this barrier is quite easy, as long as you have the right tools for the job. Before you begin, make sure you know exactly how many tiles you need for the given space. You will also need the right equipment to form a water-resistant barrier underneath ...

  • How to Smooth Uneven Concrete with WT1

    How to Smooth Uneven Concrete with WT1

    Uneven concrete can throw off the look of its surroundings. It can also be a danger to the safety of those around it. Accidental falls can occur because of the uneven ground, but this can be easily fixed with the right tools. Uneven concrete is usually due to excess moisture that has seeped into the concrete but there are other ...

  • Sealing and Waterproofing a Balcony and Terrace Floor

    Sealing and Waterproofing a Balcony and Terrace Floor

    Sealing your concrete floors requires a high-quality and waterproof sealant that can withstand weather fluctuations and wet conditions. If you don’t seal your terrace or balcony floor, you’re more likely to see cracks developing. This is due to excess moisture damage that has found its way into the concrete. This can then lead to additional damage such as etches and ...

  • How to Seal a Tiled Roof

    How to Seal a Tiled Roof

    The roof is one of the most important parts of the home. If there is a problem with the roof, you probably should get it seen to ASAP. One of the main concerns that many home-owners face today is deciding whether to seal a tiled roof. Whilst it may not be necessary for all homes, many do in fact require ...

  • How to Tank your Shower with WT1

    How to Tank your Shower with WT1

    Tanking your shower can be a frustrating and difficult task to achieve. You will need a strong bonding agent, one that is both waterproof and fungal resistant to help fight against mould and bacteria. Tanking your shower is necessary in order to stop water from reaching behind the tiles in your bathroom. When this happens, it can lead to problems ...

  • How to Seal a Concrete Patio

    How to Seal a Concrete Patio

    Patios are beautiful features to any home. They provide an excellent area to set up a garden table and chairs to enjoy the hot weather in the summer, and you can even decorate it with creative lighting during the darker months of winter. Whatever you choose to do with your concrete patio, one aspect remains the same. You MUST seal ...

  • Repairing Cracks and Holes in Concrete

    Repairing Cracks and Holes in Concrete

    Finding holes and cracks dispersed on your concrete floor usually requires an immediate fix to prevent the cracks from worsening. There are many reasons why concrete cracks. There may be too much moisture, which has caused the concrete to rebel and crack as a result. Concrete floors are common in most households, especially for use outdoors and in the garage. ...

  • Tanking Wet Walls with WT1 – Waterproofing Technology from C-Tec

    Tanking Wet Walls with WT1 – Waterproofing Technology from C-Tec

    When walls are wet, they’re also very cold! Unwanted moisture can become a serious problem because excess water along the surface of a wall can lead to more issues such as mould growth. As you’re probably already aware, mould can affect your health and lead to problems including breathing difficulties, itchy eyes, runny noses and worsens the symptoms of eczema ...

  • How to Repair Concrete Cracks

    How to Repair Concrete Cracks

  • How to Fix Cracks in your Concrete Floor

    How to Fix Cracks in your Concrete Floor

    If you have noticed cracks forming in your concrete floor, you’re probably wondering how on earth you can fix them. Garages and driveways often form various cracks over time and knowing how to repair concrete floors is something that every homeowner should take the time to learn. So, in this article we’re going to teach you exactly what products are ...

  • How to Prevent Dampness in the Home with WT1 and CT1

    How to Prevent Dampness in the Home with WT1 and CT1

    Dampness in the home can be a serious concern. Excess moisture and dampness can drop the temperature of a room and make it feel cold and unwelcoming. In addition to this, dampness can also lead to black mould growth, which can cause health implications such as allergies and skin irritations etc. Thankfully, damp can be both prevented and treated. You ...

  • Benefits of Waterproofing your Commercial Roof with WT1

    Benefits of Waterproofing your Commercial Roof with WT1

    If you live in a temperamental climate region such as the UK, then you’re no stranger to turbulent weather conditions. Heavy rain and strong winds are just part of the territory, but unfortunately harsh weather conditions can have a serious effect on our buildings, homes and even our roofs, which seem to experience the worst of it. Waterproofing your commercial ...

  • Filling in Concrete Slab Cracks

    Filling in Concrete Slab Cracks

    Concrete cracks occur because of poor drainage, settling soil or sideways expansion. Cracks in your concrete floor can not only be unsightly, but they can also worsen if left untreated. Thankfully, we here at C-TEC are here to help. We have a range of great sealants and adhesives suited for repairing cracks in concrete slabs and floors. Filling in hairline ...

  • How to Waterproof your Terrace Floor

    How to Waterproof your Terrace Floor

    Waterproofing your concrete terrace floor may seem like a strenuous and difficult job. However, this is only true if you don’t have the right tools for the job and thankfully, C-TEC have just what you’re looking for. Concrete terraces often form small and large cracks over time. This can happen for a variety of different reasons. The most likely of ...

  • Sealing Perimeter Flashings in Roofing and Cladding Systems

    Sealing Perimeter Flashings in Roofing and Cladding Systems

    Most buildings rely on trims and flashings to seal the entire perimeter of the building. They come in the form of thin pieces of impervious material with the purpose of preventing water from reaching parts of the structure. It’s used as an important part of a weather resistant barrier system. It needs to be durable enough to withstand various temperatures ...

  • How to effect boiler house roof repairs with WT1

    How to effect boiler house roof repairs with WT1

    Why we need boiler houses at all           Over the past number of years there is a growing trend for oil fired boilers to be located outside of the actual living accommodation in their own protective housing. This was due in large measure to health and safety requirements imposed upon the construction industry in an effort to prevent loss of ...

  • Fix  “Roof Window’s” leaking lead flashing with WT1

    Fix “Roof Window’s” leaking lead flashing with WT1

    An effective repair for leaking lead flashing                    It is noticeable that the lead flashing supplied with certain Roof Windows is rather thin and susceptible to breaking and cracking with age, temperature fluctuations and weather extremes. If you find yourself in this situation where your roof window lead flashing is leaking, do not panic, all is not lost. WT1 is ...

  • How to fix leaking concrete football terracing with WT1

    How to fix leaking concrete football terracing with WT1

    The current leak problem requires an effective sealing solution Concrete terracing can develop leaks, creating issues surrounding the best fix solution. Should the terracing be in a football stadium then repairs are essentially an immediate necessity before more serious damage can be inflicted. This is particularly pertinent in small football clubs where finances are tight and unaccounted expenditure is prohibitive. ...

  • Make good leaking lean-to roofs with WT1

    Make good leaking lean-to roofs with WT1

    Hitherto non compliant solutions are now obsolete                         Lean-to roofs should generally not present any threat of water leak if installed with due care and attention. The fact that a lean-to, by its very design, is sloping ensures that rainwater runs off quickly into guttering with no perceivable threat of water ingress. When leaks do unfortunately occur it is usually ...

  • Make good leaking lean-to roofs with WT1

    Make good leaking lean-to roofs with WT1

    Hitherto non compliant solutions are now obsolete                         Lean-to roofs should generally not present any threat of water leak if installed with due care and attention. The fact that a lean-to, by its very design, is sloping ensures that rainwater runs off quickly into guttering with no perceivable threat of water ingress. When leaks do unfortunately occur it is usually ...

  • How to make effective repairs to damaged lead flashing on a lean to roof

    How to make effective repairs to damaged lead flashing on a lean to roof

    A miraculous sealant is at hand Water leaks resulting from damaged or poorly installed lead flashing on lean to roofs can be repaired instantly and efficiently with WT1, a newly formulated compound from the renowned C Tec sealant and adhesive experts. It can be used as a stand alone product or in tandem with C Tec’s other adhesive and sealant ...

  • Repairing leaking lead flashing around chimneys

    Repairing leaking lead flashing around chimneys

    A solution is at hand        Lead flashing around chimneys is sometimes the cause of water leak problems. The general consensus suggests that the flashing is not installed properly in the first place which causes the water leach into the roof area below the chimney line. This unfortunately is an age old problem. In many instances when the damage is ...

  • Sealing a poorly installed lead collar around a boiler flue with WT1

    Sealing a poorly installed lead collar around a boiler flue with WT1

    Poor installation causes problems Very often poorly installed lead collars around boiler flues can leak causing rainwater to leach through to the internal flue and the boiler itself. The irreparable damage that could conceivably be caused can be avoided with the immediate application of WT1 which seals and waterproofs simultaneously. Not to fix the problem immediately could lead to having ...

  • How to Seal Shower Walls in a Wet Room Environment with WT1

    How to Seal Shower Walls in a Wet Room Environment with WT1

    For those building a wet room as part of a new development or as an extension to an existing home, there is a tried and tested shortcut for sealing and waterproofing the walls around the shower enclosure before attaching tiles to the surface. The solution comes in the form of C Tec’s WT1 water proofed sealant adhesive which when applied ...

  • WT1 fixes problem of leaking garden shed roof

    WT1 fixes problem of leaking garden shed roof

    Reasons to deploy WT1 at once Once a garden shed roof begins to leak, instant repairs are required,especially in the case of those that have wooden floors. Any delay in effecting a fix can cost dearly with the obvious vulnerability of wooden flooring when exposed to wet conditions. The expense incurred in having to replace the flooring in your garden ...

  • How to make effective repairs to damaged concrete walkways using WT1

    How to make effective repairs to damaged concrete walkways using WT1

    Warning signs of needed repairs For those residents living in apartments with concrete walkways or decks there is the ever present threat of surface damage from extreme weather conditions and environmental vulnerabilities. Coastal locations are particularly exposed to conditions that are erosive and corrosive. Structures in these areas  are unguarded from degradation due to the erosive quality of chloride and ...

  • How to resolve leaking Tree House Roofs

    How to resolve leaking Tree House Roofs

    A reliable fix for a leaking tree house roof Children who are fortunate enough to have a tree-house in their garden probably cherish it more than most other toys. It is in fact a child’s dream to have a little bolt hole that they can climb into and call their own. Boys and girls alike can enjoy the sense of ...

  • How to carry out effective leaking concrete balcony repairs

    How to carry out effective leaking concrete balcony repairs

    A revolutionary efficient sealant adhesive                                                        Balconies on buildings, especially residential homes, provide that added architectural feature that is iconic, eye catching and desirable. As a practical addition to any building plans it offers a raised vista of the surrounding area which can instil a sense of freedom as you walk from your living room or bedroom directly onto the ...

  • How to sort out your dog kennel’s leaking roof

    How to sort out your dog kennel’s leaking roof

    A unique solution for sealing water leaks The old adage – it’s a dog’s life – in no way excuses a laissez faire attitude to your pet’s welfare. Remember that a dog is a man’s best friend and if you endorse that sentiment then in all probability you want the best care and  living conditions for your family pet. You ...