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The Benefits of Masonry Waterproofing Cream – Microshield Ultra
Here at Permagard, we get a lot of requests for water repellents, especially when the weather turns bad. Damaged by wind driven rain and storms, buildings have suffered from penetrating damp - water on external surfaces travelling into internal surfaces and causing widespread damp issues.
In bad weather, the physical properties of a building change – pollutants from the atmosphere in driving rain and storms can affect your structure in a number of ways: corrosion, growth of algae and litchen on the walls, loss of structural integrity and damage to timber elements are all major concerns which need immediate attention.
To reduce the risk of problems associated with penetrating damp and wind driven rain, it’s recommended to use a water repellent on exposed masonry surfaces.
As our water repellent page points out, this type of damp treatment can be applied to most masonry substrates – brick, stone, concrete and render can all benefit from an application of masonry waterproofing cream.
Why Microshield Ultra?
Microshield Ultra is our highest performance single coat water repellent designed to impart long lasting (up to 25 years) and very reliable water repellence to the substrate. Once applied the deep penetrating silicone actives line the masonry capillaries stopping moisture penetration whilst still allowing the substrate to “breath”. Once cured Microshield Ultra creates a beading effect on the surface meaning moisture runs off the surface on contact.
Microshield Ultra is a fully breathable system, after curing the masonry surface will remain unchanged in appearance however benefitting from many years of water repellency.
Our 3 and 5 litre containers of Microshield Ultra offer fantastic value for money when it comes to applying waterproof cream to your property.
More information can be found on our Microshield Ultra Product Page.
By applying Microshield Ultra, you will not only stop penetrating damp but also reduce the build up of dirt and algae and reduce heat loss from your building.
For more information, view our advice post on how to make your home more efficient.