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    Should I use a waterproofing compound on my home’s exterior brickwork?

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    Should I use a waterproofing compound on my home’s exterior brickwork? What are the pros and cons and is it okay to add this DIY? Is it expensive?

    Asked by Kelly on 13th May 2022
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    George

    "Yes waterproofing or plasticiser helps to deter the moisture entering in your interior which could cause milder efflorescence and moulding"

    Answered on 13th May 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report
    Kestutis

    "It depends if its new brickwork or old one on the fresh I would leave it a year for the salt to come out of the mortar when washing it and then seal it a course you can do it yourself always consult in the specialist shops b4 buying any product also job can be expensive and dangerous if you do it your self if you don't have right equipment etc. safe steps alloy tower safety equipment."

    Answered on 13th May 2022 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    C S Douglas Ltd

    "Hi,

    The cost obviously relates to the size of the property and access. Generally it’s easy to apply. We have applied with an electric sprayer but a simple pump sprayer would suffice.

    It’s not something that is necessary on all properties. We were called to a job that had random large damp patches too high to be rising damp and clearly not down to ventilation or a leak. The affected wall was facing a field and would be drenched by driving rain totally exposed to the elements. We sprayed the whole exterior and they haven’t had a reoccurrence with works completed ten years ago

    This was a Victorian house so no cavity walls"

    Answered on 13th May 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report

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