Bentonite is a natural expanding clay. When exposed to moisture, it can expand to 15 times its size—and more. If your home or business was built with lime mortar, bentonite powder is a must. Because lime mortar dissolves when exposed to wet conditions for prolonged periods of time, moisture can wreak havoc on your foundation.
Mixing the correct ratio of bentonite into your soil will prevent surface water from penetrating into your foundation. The goal is to create a relatively impervious layer around your foundation that won’t allow water to pass through during precipitation events. Ratios will vary depending on the soil.
To protect your foundation, shop for bentonite powder at Lancaster Lime Works today.