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Waterproofing brick

Using a brickwork waterproofer will help you to protect external walls from penetrating damp problems, and help you retain heat in your home to reduce energy bills.

When external walls get wet their thermal resistance lowers and valuable heat escapes. Our guide to waterproofing bricks will explain how our brick and masonry protection cream can not only prevent dampness in your home but also provide a thermal barrier helping to prevent heat from escaping your property.

Why waterproof brick walls

Brickwork waterproofing solutions are used to protect exterior walls that are exposed to rainwater and damp conditions. This means that your walls are protected from water ingress, damp or internal decor damage getting into your home from cracks in the external render, pointing, or in porous bricks.

Moreover, damaged walls can create damp patches on internal walls that create cold spots that attract condensation and allow heat to escape. leading to increased bills and a larger carbon footprint.

When to waterproof bricks

Conditions when other traditional damp proofing measures are not suitable such as when:

  • Installation of cavity wall insulation isn’t possible
  • External insulation may be costly and unattractive
  • Internal insulation can be impractical and takes up valuable floor space

How to waterproof brick walls

When applying a masonry cream it is essential that the walls are allowed to breathe in order to allow moisture to escape through walls. Our brickwork waterproofing solution works by lining the pores rather than blocking them, so the masonry is allowed to breathe and does not suffer from increased frost damage (spalling).

Due to its unique formulation and deep penetration, DryWall Thermotek is resistant to UV light and other forms of degradation, resulting in a life expectancy of 20-30 years.

One single coat application is all it takes, and within 48 hours the original looks and features of the masonry will be retained.

Brick waterproofing products

The thermal brick and masonry protection cream our technicians are equipped with is a long-lasting colourless and breathable solution that when applied to brick or masonry walls will permeate the surface deeply before drying to form an insulating, water-repellent barrier that will effectively prevent the water ingress necessary for penetrating damp problems to occur.

One single coat application is scientifically proven to reduce heat loss in single skin masonry and can provide an energy bill saving of up to 29%

Our brickwork waterproofing solution has been tested to EN ISO 15148:2002 (E), demonstrating its effectiveness on a variety of substrates including concrete, mortar, brick and sandstone.

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How drywall protects brick and masonry

DryWall Thermotek is based on carefully selected silanes and siloxanes that line the pores of the masonry to form a water repellent silicone matrix.

DryWall Thermotek penetrates up to 12mm -much deeper than traditional liquid applied masonry water repellents.

As well as increasing life expectancy this also improves DryWall Thermotek’s crack-bridging ability, as it is able to provide water-repellency beyond the depth of small cracks.

We have such confidence and assurance in our Drywall Thermotek brickwork waterproofing solution that we guarantee the treatment for 10 years after application.

Contact your local brick waterproofer

Our damp proofing specialists are equipped with a variety of treatments to ensure your property remains safe and dry. From damp proof courses, to damp proof paint or brick waterproofing solutions, we will make sure the right treatment is installed for you.

If you would like to find out more about our brickwork and masonry waterproofing service then do not hesitate to call your local branch of Peter Cox or fill out the online contact form below.

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