Problem Solver - Water Ingress
Is caused on unsound exterior brickwork or render where the surface has broken down, allowing water to penetrate the surface and spread. Correct the cause of the water ingress first and allow to dry out thoroughly.
Stage 1 - Preparation
Dry brush the surface down using a stiff bristle brush to remove any loose materials
ProDec Masonry Cleaning Brush
- Durable palmryrah fibre churn brush which is ideal for masonry and brickwork preparation.
Wash down to remove any surface contaminants
If painting, check for cracks or areas of blown render where water could penetrate such as behind downpipes and gutters and make good.
Brewers Exterior Filler 2KG
- Sets 5 times harder than concrete within 1 hour.
Stage 2 - Topcoat
If leaving as bare brick, check the pointing and surface is sound, otherwise make good and if leaving bare, treat with a suitable silicone water protection.
Thompsons Water Seal 5L
- Provides complete outdoor protection for brick, concrete and stone.
If bare, but intending to paint, if surface is sound apply a suitable Masonry paint to manufactures recommendations. Usually thinning the first coat, allowing to dry and then applying a second un-thinned coat.