Protecting your new brickwork or stonework is just as important as the initial repair, and will enhance the buildings ability to repel moisture, grime and surface contaminants. This not only has an effect on the aesthetics of your property, it also helps reduce energy and prevent moisture build up. Studies have shown that moisture in building materials is a key factor in energy loss from homes, with wet materials transferring heat much quicker than dry materials. By keeping your walls and roofing dry, you can increase thermal efficiency, leading to a reduction in energy costs for years and years to come. Protecting your brickwork or stone involves the application of a translucent substance to repel water, usually silicone based, which improves the resistance of the brick from water penetration, without noticeably changing the overall appearance.
Waterproof brick and stone coatings seal the materials at pore level, inhibiting absorption so that moisture does not penetrate the masonry itself, whilst still allowing the brick or stone to breathe. This sealing effect also has an added benefit of helping to prevent weeds, moss, algae and other biological matter from growing on the surface. If these do manage to grow and spread, cleaning them off again becomes much easier. Our team offers several different options for the external sealing of your property and we will be happy to provide you with all the options. We have experience in applying alternatives to the standard solvent based sealers, including water based eco-friendly acrylic, polyurethane and fluoro polymer based products.
Protection and sealing solutions can be applied to both commercial buildings and residential dwellings, and we recommend that you have this reapplied every three to four years for maximum effect. If you're unsure of what you want or need, don't worry as we are here to help you as part of our service. We are happy to provide expert advice, discuss all of the options with you, and help to obtain the desired effect for your property with minimum fuss. Proper brick and stone protection can have wide ranging benefits, so we take time and dedication to ensure a tailored solution that’s right for you and your property. Find out more about our sealing and protection services and view photos from our previous customers below.