Brick is a common building material that is used in most modern buildings. It is cheap, strong, and durable. However, it can still become damaged over time due to hard weather conditions. This can result in cracks, erosion, and even structural issues. In this video, you will learn how to weatherproof your bricks so that they last a very long time.
In order to water proof your bricks, you need to coat them with a waterproofing agent. A masonry sealing service will suggest the same thing. Once you have your waterproofing agent, use a roller or a sprayer to apply it to the entire exposed surface of the bricks. Make sure to apply the agent generously because you can not overapply. Once the concrete has absorbed the agent, it will take approximately 14 days to cure. Once it is cured, these weatherproof bricks will protect against rain, snow, and sleet. In fact, they are so hydrophobic that any water just beads up and runs right off. In comparison, untreated bricks will absorb that water which can cause damage over time. You can easily distinguish un-weatherproofed bricks because they turn a darker color when wet.