I`m just about to have a low front garden wall re-built as the old one is falling down, and I just wondered if, when the new one is built and set/gone off, it would be worth watersealing the brickwork?, and, is it worth doing the house walls too....... cheers, Cresser.
It is certainly worth doing the house walls.
Water is 4,000 times a better conductor of heat than dry air.
A damp wall is a very efficient conductor of heat from your home, by paining it with one of these silicone based paints that enable the wall to shed water, rather than letting it soak in, you will save money on heating.
A dry wall is a much better insulator than a wet one.
Go over it two or three times to make a good job, I did one over twenty five years ago and it is still doing it job today.
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