CHECK THE DATE!!!
Had to return product immediately after buying, this product MUST be used within 6 months of date of manufacture (written big on front of container) but only stock available was more than 12 months old.
Screwfix are great but really should check stock dates............
24 Jul 2015
Sika waterproof cement
Ideal for DIY as it stays "fresh" in its resealable container and can be applied with either a brush or a trowel.
23 Jan 2015
Best on market
Excellent product easy to mix and apply Good coverage and Effective with good results
24 Dec 2014
Purchased 3 tubs of this to cover the floor of a bedroom in a bungalow to prevent any damp from below.
Initially had some issues with sourcing tubs that were within the 6 month shelf life, but eventually managed to find them from a total of 3 local depots.
Frustratingly more than a year on since a reviewer noted that this product shouldn't be used beyond 6 months from DOM, Screwfix still seem blissfully unaware. I rang the sales number just to check, to be told that "the manufacturer is wrong (and worded their tubs incorrectly) and that the product shouldn't be used after 6 months from first opening it...." I rang Sika and unsurprisingly they told me it shouldn't be used after 6 months of DOM !
Screwfix thanked me for bringing it to their attention, but hopefully this time they will take it on board.
If following the guidelines on the side of the tub it then produces a very thick mixture which I can't see how could be brushed onto a surface. Had to spread it around with a plastering trowel which wasn't too bad and gave a reasonably smooth surface (for a novice).
It dried fairly quickly for the time of year, and hopefully will ensure the room stays damp free.
9 Dec 2014