There are various benefits in applying a quality masonry sealer to porous masonry. When moisture is retained within any type of masonry exposed to the elements problems with damp, algae and other associated issues can occur. With advances in waterproofing technology, we have seen the development of various products in this category. Masonry protection cream and masonry sealer paint are just two products that offer long term solutions to waterproofing masonry.
Stonecare4u Essential Masonry Sealer is highly effective, ready to use sealer that provides long term protection against, water ingress, damp and algae. Our Masonry Sealer advanced formula easily soak into masonry, sealing up the porous voids from within. Importantly after application, the masonry remains breathable, without its appearance being changed.
Masonry is a descriptive term for a wide range of common materials used in construction. It is often used to describe brick, building stone such as marble, limestone and granite as well as concrete blocks and cast stonework. Although masonry is generally regarded as a very durable form of construction, an application of a masonry sealer paint can help to protect it further and prolong its lifespan. Furthermore, a masonry protection cream can provide long-lasting protection from water ingress to masonry for up to 25 years.
Although, masonry is commonly used for walls and buildings because it has great compressive strength it can also be problematic if not adequately protected. Extreme weather, under certain circumstances, can cause deterioration of masonry due to the expansion and contraction forces seen frequently with freeze-thaw cycles. If any cracks appear in the surface of the masonry, any frost penetrating into the cracks can cause significant damage over time. The best way to prevent this type damage and general deterioration happening is by applying a masonry sealer. The masonry sealer will make the surface resistant to water and frost penetration which in turn will stop damage resulting from the freeze-thaw cycle.
Most types of masonry are not only strong but they are also quite decorative. Because of this, many cities around the UK have buildings constructed with various types of masonry. The constant weathering that these surfaces are subject to means maintenance of these durable surfaces is always ongoing. Many of these buildings have been constructed to look a certain way and maintaining the look and appearance of the facades is a key factor when considering any aspect of maintenance and protection. The good news is that a masonry sealer is generally clear and will not alter the appearance of the surface it is being applied to, so it can be applied to the wall of a building without any concerns from the applicator. However, if changing the appearance is not that important a masonry sealer paint can be applied to enhance the look of a property. A masonry sealer paint will often come in a range of colours and is specifically formulated for exterior use and helps to protect a property from weathering and pollution.
When an exterior masonry wall becomes very porous, it can result in water ingress into the property itself. This can result in damp appearing internally and externally on the walls of a building. This can also result in health related issues caused by the spread of mildew and mould in the property. If these health issues are not looked at and rectified they can become very problematic to the residents of a building where the problem occurs. One solution to help avoid these problems associated with damp is to have a masonry protection cream applied to the external wall where the water ingress is occurring. A masonry protection cream can only be applied to an unpainted surface but it offers high levels of protection to the surface for many years. The masonry protection cream will waterproof the wall its being applied to and act as a long term preventative measure to penetrating damp.