Eliminating Water and Insulation Problems in Foundation of 10th Century Monastery

In Environment, Soil Stabilization, Soil-Sement® by Steve Vitale



The Rila Monastery is one of Bulgaria’s most important monuments, rich in culture, history, and architectural interest. Founded by the hermit Saint John of Rila, the monastery was built by his students during the rule of Tsar Peter I (927-968).


Standing water, high humidity, and air pollution can have devastating effects on structures old and new.


Midwest’s Soil-Sement was introduced into the building’s foundation, dramatically improving its thermal insulation and waterproofing. Authorized Midwest distributors in Europe are successfully using Soil-Sement to protect other valuable cultural sites against capillary moisture and external atmospheric influence.