Masonry Waterproofing in Portsmouth
We conduct masonry waterproofing in Portsmouth, Hampshire and surrounding areas. We offer a certified Storm Dry protective service, using an invisible, breathable masonry treatment which offers long lasting protection.
WHY SHOULD I WATERPROOF MY MASONRY?
Dry walls are warm walls, so it goes without saying, that if you can further protect your exterior masonry from the elements, you are going to reap the benefits of warmer home, that is more energy efficient and free of any penetrating damp. Not only is this good for your wallet, but also for your brickwork, offering long lasting protection from the elements. If you live on this coast, this is a no brainer, protecting from the abrasive effects of salt laden coastal winds and rain.
Our experienced team are certified installers of Storm Dry, a masonry protection treatment cream, that offers breathable, colourless protection. Storm Dry is certified by the Energy saving Trust, and will keep your walls dry year-round, maximising it’s thermal resistance or ‘R’ value.
THOUGHT WATERPROOFING IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR LIME MORTAR POINTED PERIOD BUILDINGS?
Traditionally, waterproofing methods were not used on properties with lime mortar pointing as the waterproof barrier prevents the natural ‘breathing’ of the lime mortar pointing, whereby the brick absorbs moisture and naturally relases it through the pointing. Blocking this natural ‘breathing action’ can be damaging to the brick work so was not utilised. But with Storm Dry, this is a thing of the past. This unique product is fully water-repellant, but also invisible and most importantly – breathable. This means that the lime mortar is still able to function as it should, but benefits from superior long-lasting protection from water and without compromising the appearance of your beautful brickwork.
I’M NOT SURE IF I REALLY NEED TO WATERPROOF MY EXTERIOR MASONRY
The way we would see it, is like having an insurance policy. For a relatively low fee you are protecting your masonry for years to come, and even making potential savings on your household heating bills given the improved thermal efficiency that Story Dry treatments offer.
MASONRY WATERPROOFING IN PORTSMOUTH
Hampshire Repointing and Restoration conduct masonry waterproofing in Portsmouth, Hampshire and surrounding areas. We also specialise in all aspects of period brick cleaning, repair and lime mortar repointing.
Once your brickwork has been cleaned, restored and/or repointed we offer an extensive decorating service to give your facade that extra-special finishing touch.
Our skilled team of decorators have many years of experience and a deep understanding of working on period properties and we offer a selection of period paint colours for you to choose from including Victorian paint colours, Georgian paint colours and Regency paint colours.