Liquid Miracle Acrylic C120 provides a revolutionary solution to concrete structural repair, masonry repair, stonework weathering, crumbling asbestos removal and timber deterioration problems caused by:
An important benefit of Acrylic-120C is that it allows all ‘top open’ cavities in the structure to be simply filled with free running granulated material such as sand, that becomes solidified and homogenous with the rest of the structure during the Acrylic-C120 saturation process. This process ensures that there is nowhere for water to become entrapped, fostering the dangers of frost damage.
The illustration shows two segments of a house brick, broken and reassembled, providing a 10mm gap which was filled with white free-flowing sand and Acrylic-120C impregnant. This sample was set up as a field test in 2008 exposed to coastal conditions. The photo above was taken in 2015 and it shows the test piece was still intact with no sign of deterioration or vegetation growth.
Acrylic C-120 will simply penetrate deep into the woodworm network, killing the worm by affixation, whilst providing strength to the remaining structure. This is a repeatable application until such time that eradication has been achieved.
‘More often than not it is not possible to match exactly replacement stone.
Providing indigenous stone is available from the site under repair, this can be ground up to a course texture and used to infill voids which are then fused into place with the acrylic impregnant. This approach can also be used to make up weather beaten and eroded flat surfaces that can then be shaped into its surroundings by traditional methods.’
Cotton wool or some sort of granular filler (such as sand) when soaked in Seek-n-Seal, will create a sturdy, flexible alternative to wall plugs. Screws will sit firmly in the resulting filler as shown.
The loft space in this bungalow had suffered with rain penetration via the chimney for some time. A local builder had been employed to renew the flashing around the chimney and to repoint suspect areas – but without any noticeable improvement in damp penetration. For a fraction of the cost, Seek-n-Seal was then applied within a couple of hours – and the results speak for themselves.
Within days of the spray-on treatment (and persistent inclement winter weather), the owner noted a progressive absence of rain ingress. The application took two hours to complete. There was no mess, no scaffolding and no preparation needed other than for the structure to be dry. Anything of historical value is automatically preserved when impregnating with X-Seal’s Seek-n-Seal.
The ‘before’ image shows the damp chimney before treatment. Note the black marks at the top, probably caused by mould thriving in the damp conditions.
The absence of dark shading towards the top of the chimney in the ‘after’ image shows that the black mould has become asphyxiated by the sealant and washed away by rain.
Read the full BRE report detailing the research and testing of X-Seal as a treatment for concrete.
Liquid Miracle is very versatile. Whilst sealing a leak within a structure, often the difficulty is knowing the actual point of entrance. One option would be to treat the whole of area and wait to see what happens – another would be to highlight areas that appear to be suspect (such as damp areas which are evidence of microscopic vegetation). This guide demonstrates various ways in which Liquid Miracle can be applied.
Drip feed Liquid Miracle Acrylic C120 onto any surface where water ingress is suspected. In order to ensure retention of the impregnant, first fill any large voids on a vertical or overhead face with dry filler (such as dry fine white sand, cotton wool or ground-up host material). Avoid high density fillers such as fine powders. The impregnant will follow the water track into the substrate where it sets up a water resistant barrier. The substrate must be dry at the time of application. Where possible, start from above the defect area and allow the sealant to run down into it. Saturation is important.
Constant wet or dry conditions, environmental contamination and the effects of sub zero temperatures are the main causes of structural breakdown. To provide protection, Liquid Miracle is best applied by low pressure spray so as to disturb the surface. Ensure an adequate level of saturation.
It is important to ensure that the rot is dry. If this is unlikely to be so, dig out the rot and discard. The cavity may then be dry filled with cotton wool or host material, well compressed down and then impregnated. It is important to ensure that the interface between the filler and the wooden surround is fully saturated with sealant. Pre-filling may also be achieved using granular mineral filler or course sand. Allow sufficient depth from the surface for finishing with an exterior regular wood filler before painting.
Floors sometimes crack because the bed on which the tile sits is defective. Lift the tile using a small vacuum plunger, level with floor surface and inject or flood with Liquid Miracle Acrylic C120 whilst the tile is suspended.
Each case has to be considered on its merits. The advantage of Liquid Miracle is that reconstruction can be quick. The important ingredients are polythene, cotton wool, clamps and strips of planed timber. Refit any broken parts of the split timber. Any missing parts can be substituted with cotton filler. Tightly cover with polythene and drip feed from above with Liquid Miracle. Mix just a little at a time. If necessary, inject through the film to ensure that all areas are saturated. Allow five minutes for the sealant to cure and remove clamps and polythene. Further fill any uncovered voids with cotton wool and sealant and leave for thirty minutes to harden up. Rasp type tools may then be used to finally shape the recovered area.
Sink drain fittings are a constant source of leakage and can be simply cured with a drop or two of Liquid Miracle. The same applies around the shower pan. In some instances where gaps are large it might take more than one application to achieve the desired results. Use cotton wool where voids are too large for sealant alone.
Cotton wool is ideal for re-fixing tiles and slates. Simply take a small wad of cotton wool and saturate it with Liquid Miracle Acrylic C120 and place between the two surfaces. Hold in position until the sealant has cured.
Cavities and voids that occur in structures can be simply filled with tightly packed cotton wool (supplied in the 100ml Toolbox) prior to application of the Liquid Miracle impregnant. In certain instances Liquid Miracle can be injected into the mass using a hypodermic syringe.