Hydrophobic = water-repellent

Hydrophobization is used to impregnate capillary-absorbing pores near the surface of building materials to prevent the penetration of moisture. The surface is softened by the hydrophobic coating, which means that the water is no longer attracted but repelled.

Clean and smooth surfaces of the stones and mortar joints are important here. If the joints are damaged and the brickwork is irregular, the waterproofing cannot remain effective, which in turn leads to moisture damage.

What is hydrophobization (impregnation)?

Waterproofing is the impregnation for your buildings. - Hydrophobic coating is a colorless, UV-resistant and finely dispersed coating. The impregnating liquid penetrates deep into the building material and the surface is sustainably and effectively protected against moisture, mold, dirt and even graffiti. The building breathes and stays dry.

The aim of hydrophobization

The goal

The aim of hydrophobization is to achieve good and long-term effectiveness without negative side effects. The substrate should therefore be cleaned of dust and grease and be completely dry before applying the water repellent. Moss, mold and algae growth must be completely removed with mold remover.

There are different methods for hydrophobization, which can be applied to the facades. The simplest method is spraying, whereby the surface of the building material is sprayed with a pump sprayer until the façade has a matt damp sheen.

The hydrophobization of masonry offers a lot of advantages and not only protects the building materials, but also helps to insulate your building and improves and saves your heating costs.

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