Efflorescence is a white, crystalline powder that has an irritating tendency to show up on new brick and block masonry. It’s irritating because it’s new masonry that architects and owners look at most closely. You can brush most of it away. It disappears when wet. But efflorescence will keep coming back until you do something about the conditions that create it.
Efflorescent elimination is applied on the alkaline substrate. Soilings are to be removed prior to
applying the product. The substrate must be dry, solid and free from dust and grease.
The efficiency and penetration depth of Efflorescent elimination are the better, the drier the ground.
Water spots or individual moist spots on the concrete surface lead to an uneven impregnation. Water or
rain must not get in contact with the emulsion until VARIPHOB® TOP 1 has been completely absorbed
by the substrate. Freshly treated surfaces must be protected from water impact.
If Efflorescent elimination is used in combination with insulating materials, the stability of the
insulating material to Efflorescent elimination must be tested. A direct contact with bitumen must be
avoided at any rate.