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How to Waterproof an Exterior Wall

Exterior walls need to stand up to a substantial amount of wear and tear, particularly due to external weather conditions. Both rainfall and high humidity levels can cause moisture to seep into the masonry, which is why it’s important to use waterproofing products to protect the structure.

Do Exterior Walls need Waterproofing?

When water and moisture soak into external brickwork, it can affect the structural integrity of the entire building. Additionally, increased moisture levels can pass through the masonry and affect internal walls. This causes damp to spread through the property and leads to mould growth, which can cause a variety of health issues.

Due to this, it’s important to incorporate brickwork waterproofing into your construction or renovation plans. By making sure that an effective waterproofing coating is applied to external brickwork, you can prevent unnecessary damage from occurring.

How do you Waterproof an Outside Wall?

Waterproofing an outside wall can be easier than you think, particularly if you use Waterproof Coating’s paint on waterproofing products! With a range of options available, it’s easy to find the perfect waterproof coating for virtually any surface.

If you want to waterproof an outside wall, there are various options to consider. A concrete waterproof coating can be added to the masonry, for example, but this is time and labour-intensive and doesn’t always provide the best results.

In contrast, a sealer or waterproof paint is easier to apply, more cost-effective and offers greater flexibility, which enhances performance. In addition to this, waterproof paint allows breathability, which stops moisture from becoming trapped and, instead, allows it to be eliminated.

For external walls, brickwork and roofs, our multi-purpose acrylic-based waterproofing sealer, Acryflex provides the protection you’re looking for. When used in conjunction with a polyester or polypropylene membrane, Acryflex offers long-lasting waterproofing and UV protection.

However, the benefits don’t stop there. Acryflex also contains a fungicide, which enhances its performance and minimises the risk of mould growth. By increasing the level of protection, this waterproof paint makes it easy to stop moisture from damaging walls and buildings.

Choosing the Best Waterproofing Paint

Before you undertake any project, it’s important to identify the best products, materials and equipment. Not only will the best waterproofing paint offer optimal results, but it will also reduce the amount of time it takes to waterproof walls and brickwork.

At Toro, we’re confident that our multi-purpose acrylic-based waterproofing sealer will provide the best results for your upcoming project. Its paint-like consistency ensures an easy, seamless application, while its unique properties increase the level of moisture protection and prevent rain or high humidity from damaging the structure.

If you want to learn more about our range of waterproofing products or you’re unsure which sealant, coating or paint is best for your next project, talk to our team today. As experts in protective coatings, we’re always happy to provide advice and assistance.

Simply contact Toro at 041 581 0400 or email us at info@torowaterproofcoatings.co.za and find the right waterproofing paint for your project now.

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