A case study in the healing properties of CRAKGON
In Singapore, there has been a proliferation of high rise apartment buildings. Due to their sheer size, many buildings develop hairline cracks in their supporting walls. In fact, the government accepts a 50% failure rate and building owners are continually repairing cracked surfaces in high rise buildings.
Enter CRAKGON. Its fine glass fibres act like the steel-rod grid in concrete structures, enhancing durability and preventing cracks appearing in the reinforced paint system. A single layer of CRAKGON used in conjunction with a good quality paint can give you an impermeable, abrasion resistant, hygienic and long lasting protection barrier. It’s the product that professionals are turning to when walls get fissures, chalk up, start to alligator, corrode, blister, get discoloured with rust run-off or play host to mould and mildew. Restoring these walls used to be a messy, time consuming and costly business – but now there’s CRAKGON. You simply paint all those defects into oblivion with a highly resistant protective barrier that can shield your walls for years.
Meanwhile, back in Singapore, restorations were undertaken using CRAKGON. High rise buildings that had suffered through repeated cracking and blistering were covered using CRAKGON and paint. The strengthening tissue worked wonders and the surfaces were back to their pristine best. But what happened to the alarming failure rate? The 50% building failure rate diminished to a 5% failure rate in buildings where CRAKGON® was applied. Simply by using this reinforcing product they had stemmed the tide of cracks and discolouration. What a triumph of modern engineering!
CRAKGON® protects against UV and weathering effects, plus it can be used to eliminate common surface problems including:
- Cracks, alligatoring and checking
- Rising Damp,
- Mould and Mildew
- Fractured cement rendered walls and fences
- Blistering paint, such as flaking fascia boards
- Cracked lathe and plaster walls and ceilings
- Sagging or Running
- Rust Discolouration
- Peeling paint due to poor adhesion, interior or exterior moisture