Allergy triggers within the living area or the strain of a living space with harmful substances are today subjects discussed publicly and, quite rightly, substantially unsettle worried condominium owners or tenants.
Due to the preferential use of inorganic building material (e.g. lime plaster), you will create good conditions for a healthy home construction from the outset. These materials possess the ability not only to absorb the moisture but also the harmful substances and in turn contribute to the improvement of the room climate.
Additionally, the ground of the site is rarely checked prior to the start of construction for the existence of radon. This is a naturally occurring decay product of the radioactive heavy metal uranium which is present in the ground and rocks. And it is precisely from here that radon can quite easily leak and spread via the soil vapour or dissolved in the water. Through this it then gets into the room air of buildings. This leads, according to scientists, frequently to lung cancer illnesses.
In order to provide our customers with the highest degree of inhabitant health and safety, we pay particular attention to the ecological and, above all, healthy construction materials. For this, alongside our natural and biological loam plasters (BIA), we also offer lime plasters from the maxit pluscalc range, which contribute to significant humidity absorption and thereby the improvement of the indoor air quality. Furthermore, we also have specialist products available in this area and are able to provide you with informative references.
For more information about maxit pluscalc and BIA loam plasters, please see maxit eco care.
Here you will find extensive information about healthy living at Bürgerpark in Gundelsheim (District of Bamberg).
maxtherm – a self-contained film
The majority of buildings today were erected before 1970. It is becoming increasingly more common for these buildings to now exhibit damage caused by moisture due to damaged or not yet processed exterior waterproofing according to DIN 18195. The professional is now presented with the same challenge when renovating buildings that are now listed.
Nowadays, many houses also suffer from a mould infestation, which exhibits a risk to health of the inhabitants. We would like to support you in the prevention of moisture and mould, and also by having the greatest possible effect on it when carrying out restorative work with our products of the maxit maxtherm range.
You know the feeling of comfort when it’s cold outside yet the sun beams through the window and hits your skin. maxtherm H works on precisely this principle of thermal radiation (infra-red radiation), the innovative maxit panel heating for walls, floors and ceilings.
maxtherm H heats the occupied surfaces, which then emit warmth with a reinforced infra-red radiation portion into the room and thus balance the temperature between warm and cold objects.
However, it is only sold and liquid objects that are heated, the room air on the other hand remains fresh and unused.
Whether it’s walls, floors or ceilings: you can select and combine them as you wish and to your own personal heat requirement, you can select the intensity and the side on which you would like to benefit from the pleasant effect of the warmth radiation. maxtherm H provides you with the sheer unrestricted range of applications.
Expensive and complex routed pipes for the maxtherm H are a thing of the past. There is no boiler and/or tank storage to take up valuable living space in the cellar. Maintenance work on your heating system is almost entirely not needed. Simultaneously, it is the ideal addition to photovoltaic systems as full or auxiliary heating and can function as a replacement for warm-water led underfloor heating when renovating bathrooms and WCs.
A mould infestation in the living space is not something to joke about. Even if there are few complaints to begin with - sooner or later illnesses of the upper airway through to respiratory distress can occur.
Skin irritations, such as neurodermatitis, an increased susceptibility to infection or allergies are the consequence. Those who live with mould risk their health - and even their children.
The infestation of mould is a costly issue. Mould affects value. It sustainably damages the building substance, often spreads throughout the property and sustainably reduces the quality of life. This is immediate for the home user and completely indirect for the landlord. The landlord has to approve substantial reductions in rent and sooner or later must pay for the cumbersome restoration. Furthermore, the landlord will be held responsible for damages in the event that they cannot prove culpable misconduct on behalf of those renting.
Tackle the mould problem with the ecological measures of applied physics. Dry and heated wall surfaces prevent the formation and spreading of mould in a purely physical sense.
maxtherm S withdraws the mould from its breeding grounds through radiant heat alone, whereby the humidity in the room is preferentially quelled: to the wall surfaces. And that all without chemistry and questionable restoration methods.
The idea of maxtherm S is likewise as simple as it is effective: a patented wall structure combines the effect of the innovative maxit heating film made of carbon fibre with the tried and tested lime-bound system plaster “maxtherm Adhesive and Coating Mortar”.
Older buildings frequently exhibit moisture damage due to damaged exterior sealing. Nowadays the moisture problem is tackled using a number of processes for horizontal sealing. With high levels of moisture, a corresponding pre-drying process is undertaken a prerequisite, which today is predominantly via hot water heating pipes, temperature control belt or skirting heaters.
maxtherm T with its innovative maxtherm heating film (85 Watt) within the framework of the thermal convection pre-drying process for injection waterproofing remedies provides you with an extremely cost-effective alternative.
maxtherm T works, pursuant to the model of the sun, with the principle of heat radiation (infra-red radiation). This type of heat distribution, for which the principle has been known for 2000 years (hypocaust wall heating), reduces the humidity in the masonry prior to you carrying out the actual drainage of the masonry with the maxit san injection system. The surface-covering, fine perforations of the heating-film surface guarantees optimal vapour diffusion. A real plus for damp cellar masonry where the optimal diffusion power must be guaranteed internally.
maxit SDS16 – protection from radon
Radon and its decay products are the second most frequent cause of lung cancer, with smoking being the first. Radon gas, inhaled through the air, is for the most part immediately exhaled. The largest health risk is therefore not posed by the radioactive inert gas radon itself, but by its short-lived decay products - likewise, radioactive heavy metals, which are carried by airborne particles - the free decay products and the aerosols with the adherent radon-decay products are stored in the lungs. From there they emit ionised radiation, which damages the directly surrounding lung tissue and lastly can cause lung cancer.
The guideline values for new and existing builds in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria are set at 250 Bq/m³. The annual mean value of radon concentration normally achieves between 50 and 500 Becquerel per cubic metre (Bq/m³) air, however, values of up to several 1,000 Bq/m³ can be achieved, in particular in radon risk areas.
With our product maxit SDS 16, you can ensure a quick and radon-tight building seal. maxit SDS 16 is a flexible, 2-component and quick cementitious waterproofing membrane. It is flexible in low temperatures, very pressure-resistant and crack-bridging. When mixing the two components you get an easily workable filler with controlled course of setting. maxit SDS 16 is radon-tight certified and is applied in the following sealing work:
- openings in foundation plates
- supply and discharge of underground components for power, water and waste water, etc.
- waste water implementation through the base plate
- geothermal probes for heat pumps
- openings for air/earth heat exchangers
- openings for ground-coupled heat exchangers
- pipe ducts for water, power and heating through the cellar ceiling
- installation channels
- lift shafts and waste chutes
- manhole and cleaning shafts, etc.
Alongside sealing from radon gas, the maxit SDS 16 is also suitable as a general sealant in structural engineering, civil engineering and construction engineering on all viable substrates. It is suitable for sealing wall cross-sections and sealing clinician contact areas, balconies, terraces as well as cellar sealing following DIN 18195.
maxit SDS 16 can likewise be used as sealant for floor/wall areas, as well as a sealant under storage on stilts. maxit SDS 16 is furthermore applicable in the restoration of old bitumen waterproofing and for construction sites that are under a time constraint. maxit SDS 16 is likewise suitable for adhering maxit base and perimeter insulation plates, as well as for the connection of reinforcements with fabric inlays.
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