All brick foundations should be treated with a basement brick water sealer. These sealants protect your basement from water leaks that can weaken the foundation of your home. The ideal time to apply a sealer is the period when you are finishing your basement. Applying a basement brick water sealer provides additional protection against mold and mildew.
Be very cautious when working with basement brick water sealers. The sealant is flammable until dry. It should be applied in a cool, well-ventilated environment and handled with care. Wear safety goggles and gloves when applying the product. Children must be kept away from the job area while the sealant is being applied and they should stay away until it has dried.
Using a basement brick water sealer keep your basement safe and extend the life of your foundation.
There are basement brick water sealer products on the market that will seal from either the inside or the outside of the house. Minor, intermittent links can be fixed with an interior waterproofer such as Drylok or Xypex. For a more effective treatment, working from the outside of the house using a water sealer will yield the best results. You will need to rent a backhoe to dig to the bottom of the foundation.
You will most likely need to apply a second coat to ensure that the basement brick water sealer takes hold. The sealant will only be effective for one to two hours after the can is opened, so it is important to use the entire can in one application for the best results.