Waterproofing a Brick Wall

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  • 4-20 hours
  • Beginner
  • 65-750
What You'll Need
Waterproof Paint
Paint Sprayer
Paint Thinner
Protective Clothing

Waterproofing brick is very important. You want to ensure that the brick lasts a long time and that the brick offers no places where water will seep through. If water does seep through the brick, it can cause a variety of damage, from aesthetic to structural. Fortunately waterproofing brick is a simple task that many people can do on their own.

What Materials Help Waterproof Brick?

You can find a variety of sealants that will help to protect your brick walls from leaking. Many products designed for waterproofing brick are applied similarly to paint. You can brush the sealer or glaze onto the wall, or you can use a sprayer. If you use a sprayer, be sure you do not miss any spots.

Do I Need to Hire a Contractor?

Most of the products you will find on the market are easy to apply for the do-it-yourselfer. However, make sure to read all of the instructions. Different products may require different methods of application. Or they may require a different number of coats. If you feel you do not have the tools or knowledge for waterproofing brick on your own, you can also hire a professional to complete the job.