New Construction Brick & Block Sealing
Sealing and Waterproofing Brick
Brick, stone, and block are commonly used as a preferred material when building residential and commercial buildings. They are also a popular material when building retaining walls, signage, steps, patios and sidewalks. Most brick masonry installations are held together with cement mortar between the bricks. This mortar is the “glue” that holds the whole structure together. Unfortunately, mortar is also very porous, and will quickly absorb water and moisture. It is very common to see substantial amounts of water go completely through a brick wall or chimney and cause huge amounts of damage to the underlying walls, sheathing, and insulation.
Efflorescence is also a big problem on brick, block, and stone. It is caused by the moisture absorbing into the bricks and dissolving the natural salts and minerals inside. As the moisture evaporates from the surface, it then leaves the white powdered minerals behind. A brick sealer will greatly reduce water penetration and can often stop the effects of efflorescence completely.
Sealing your brick will also protect the color while stopping water penetration into the brick and mortar. Most brick sealing is done with a high performance penetrating sealer that seals and waterproofs while leaving a completely natural sheen and appearance. These products work 100% below the surface to protect from within. They leave no film or coating on the surface, and will never flake or peel.
Brick Cleaning and Preparation
As with all projects, proper preparation is the most important step! Before a protective treatment can be applied, any non-compatible existing sealers must be removed and the surface completely cleaned and de-greased to ensure adhesion and penetration. A qualified pressure washing company like Sparkle Wash has the expertise in brink, stone and block sealing/waterproofing.
Contact us for a free surface evaluation and estimate today!