WeatherTek - Masonry Protection Cream
When masonry gets wet, it gets cold and cold walls mean cold buildings as heat escapes much more readily. Now, thanks to Timberwise, there is a simple way to protect your home from penetrating damp and increase the thermal efficiency of the masonry at the same time. – WeatherTek Masonry Protection Cream. WeatherTek is a colourless, breathable, water-repellent treatment for brick, concrete, and stone walls.
Branch Manager and Waterproofing Design Specialist CSRT CSSW
Wet Masonry – The Problem
It is a well known fact that damp walls are not effective at keeping heat where it is needed most – in the home. Thermal resistance levels in walls drop considerably as the wall becomes damper and damper. According to the UK Met office it rains on average in the UK for 156 days a year therefore protecting your property from penetrating dampness has to be a good thing!
Not all walls are easy to insulate for example single skin brick or stone. With these types of wall traditional cavity wall insulation is not an option, external insulation is not only costly but also not visually appealing and internal insulation may prove to be impractical. According to the English House Condition survey carried out in 2007 approximately a third of Britain’s housing stock falls into this category. There is now a solution though for insulating these tricky walls – WeatherTek Masonry Protection Cream.
Wet Masonry – The Solution – WeatherTek Masonry Protection Cream
WeatherTek protects brickwork from rain penetration and is proven to reduce heat loss in properties with single skin walls by upto 29%. WeatherTek
The Benefits of Using WeatherTek
WeatherTek is the ultimate solution to penetrating damp issues with property.
- Provides a high degree of water and rain repellency to brickwork
- Scientifically tested to reduce heat loss
- UV resistant to give a long life expectancy
- Penetrates deep into the brickwork – This gives improved effectiveness by bridging minor imperfections in the brickwork
- Tested to BS EN 15148:2002 on a variety of different bricks and stones
- Keeps pores open allowing the building to ‘breath’
- Manufactured in the UK under ISO9001/14001 quality and environmental management system
The Timberwise range of damp proofing solutions
We offer a full range of damp proofing solutions to combat damp issues in properties:
ThermalTek – Climate Control Coating for inside walls
DryTek Damp Proofing System – Injection damp proofing system
EnviraTek – Range of ventilation solutions including positive pressure systems
EcoTek – Mould eradication kits to safely remove black spot mould.
Give your property the protection it needs and banish damp problems for good.
Once WeatherTek has been applied it will permeate deeply into the masonry before curing to form a water-repellent barrier.
How does WeatherTek Masonry Protection Cream work?
WeatherTek is based on carefully selected silanes and siloxanes which line the pores of the masonry to form a water-repellent silicone matrix. Because it works by lining the pores rather than blocking them, the masonry is allowed to breathe, and does not suffer from an increased risk of frost damage (spalling). Due to its novel formulation and deep penetration, WeatherTek is highly resistant to UV light and other forms of degradation, resulting in a life expectancy of 20-30 years.
• Protection against penetrating damp
• Improving thermal resistance of masonry by keeping it dry (energy saving)
• Maintaining thermal properties of cavity wall insulation
• Improving flood resistance of masonry
Did you know?
Scientific studies have found that wet bricks transfer heat twice as quickly as dry bricks.
The Benefits of Using WeatherTek
Protection Against Rain Penetration
WeatherTek will protect against water penetrating through the pores of bricks, mortar and stone. It will provide protection against rain penetrating through cracks in the masonry smaller than 0.3mm.
By providing in-depth protection against moisture ingress, WeatherTek is able to save energy. Scientific tests demonstrate that energy savings of up to 29% are possible by improving thermal qualities through using WeatherTek. WeatherTek is a cost effective solution that you can have applied to your property to reduce the energy that is wasted through damp porous walls. WeatherTek cures damp bridging of the cavity following the installation of cavity wall insulation and ensures that the insulation performs to optimum levels, saving you money in heating and maintenance costs.
The application of WeatherTek requires knowledge, care and attention, all of which our technicians have gained throughout years of experience in the property care industry. In trusting our team of highly skilled technicians you can guarantee that you will receive the maximum benefits of using WeatherTek on your property. Our knowledgeable technicians will prepare the outside of the property and apply WeatherTek, in line with the individual specification recommended by your Timberwise surveyor.
Our knowledgeable technicians will:
- Identify the nature and extent of the problem.
- Check all joint and roof connections.
- Prepare and clean dirty surfaces to ensure maximum results.
- Apply the solution to masonry.
- Help and advise with any further questions you may have.