Brick buildings are beautiful, reminding us of a time when it was difficult to make things, and every building that went up was an achievement. At Abbot Building Restoration, our mission is to keep those beautiful brick buildings in good repair. We have many tools and techniques to help us do that, and one of them is brick sealing.
Let’s take a look at what brick sealing is and why it is important to building restoration.
What is brick sealing?
Brick sealing is the process of applying a protective coating to brick surfaces to prevent moisture and other elements from penetrating the bricks and causing damage. This protective coating also helps to protect against mold and mildew. These can cause health problems for the building’s residents and affect the appearance of the brick.
Why should you do it?
Sealing brick surfaces is important for several reasons. Firstly, it helps to extend the life of the brick and reduce the need for costly repairs in the future. Secondly, it helps to maintain the appearance of the brick, preventing it from becoming discolored or stained. Finally, this process helps to prevent moisture from seeping into the bricks, which can cause damage to the underlying structure, such as cracks and leaks.
How much longer will the masonry last?
Brick sealing can extend the life of masonry by several years. However, the exact amount of time depends on various factors such as the quality of the sealant used, the type of brick, the location, and the environmental conditions. In general, properly sealed brick surfaces can last up to 10-15 years without needing additional treatment. Conversely, unsealed brick may need to be repointed or replaced in just a few years due to damage caused by moisture and other elements.
Brick Sealing by Abbot Building Restoration
This process is a simple and cost-effective way to protect buildings and ensure that they remain in good condition for years to come. Our team at Abbot Building has the experience and expertise you need to give your building’s façade new life and keep it in excellent condition.