Is Your House Winter Proof?

Is Your House Winter Proof?

Protect your house from penetrating damp (rain penetration)

A powerful status orange warning storm Ali marked the start of the storm season in Ireland. It means that heavy and prolonged rains will become more and more common from now on.

Penetrating damp is a common problem on brick, stone and masonry buildings, especially during autumn/winter months. Most people become aware of penetrating damp in their property because of damp patches on interior decorating surfaces but it can also be indicated by symptoms such as exterior efflorescence and eroded weather facing surfaces.
Keeping buildings dry is important when it comes to creating a long-lasting, functional and energy efficient space. Studies have proven that saturated brick, stone and masonry, can have up to 50% worse thermal resistance than dry materials. Saturated structures can also suffer material decay, rot and mould growth.

SURFASOLOGY offer a full product range designed to stop moisture penetration through exterior weather-facing walls on buildings.

Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream

  • Waterproofs masonry
  • One coat application
  • Limits biological growth
  • Saves up to 29% on energy bills
  • Can be used on a variety of substrates
  • BBA Approved (25-year durability)

Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream is a paintable silicone cream emulsion that waterproofs brick, stone, concrete and masonry for a BBAapproved 25 years. Just a single coat application with a brush, roller or sprayer is required to create a breathable barrier to penetrating damp. The treated surface will also return back to its natural appearance, with no colour or texture change after the treatment has cured.
By keeping them dry, Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream, which is approved by the Energy Saving Trust, also enables building materials to operate at their optimum insulation performance. For example, a wet fletton brick loses heat approximately twice as fast a dry one. Properties treated with Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream can save up to 29% on their energy bills.
Why not use the full Stormdry Protection system:

  • Wall preparation: repointing and patch repair (Stormdry Repointing Additive, Stormdry Express Repair Mortar)
  • Wall protection (Stormdry Masonry Protection Cream)
  • Wall enhancement (Stormdry Crack Bridging Coating, Anti-Graffiti Coating)

Other SURFASOLOGY Systems include:

Maxclear D


Lime and one-coat render water-repellent

  • One coat application
  • Suitable for application on Limestone surfaces
  • Suitable for use on one-coat render
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Allows the substrate to breathe
  • Resists the formation of salts
  • Protects the façade and reduces maintenance costs

SurfaPore C


Nano-technology based water-repellent for vertical and horizontal applications

  • Simple and easy to use
  • Environmentally friendly and non-hazardous
  • Improves thermal resistance
  • Increases freeze/thaw resistance
  • Allows substrate to breathe
  • Water based and non-toxic
  • Maximum water protection within 24 hours
  • Can be applied over a painted surface


Salt and water-repellent for driveways and paths

  • Ready to use
  • Highly effective – long lasting protection
  • Suitable for both interior and exterior use
  • Allows the substrate to breathe
  • Clear non-darkening finish
  • Non-flammable – waterborne formulation
  • Highly resistant to moisture and salt penetration
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Odourless/VOC compliant formulation

At SURFASOLOGY, we pride ourselves on our technical expertise. It means that you will always receive a full technical support when purchasing our products.

Please do not hesitate to contact us on 01-8321005 or [email protected], if you have a damp-proofing problem.

We review each of our enquiries with care and offer the best possible solution.


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Jamie brings our team a wealth of knowledge in project costs management, from the cost and risk analysis to the preparation and submissions of tenders and valuations.

Jamie has spent over ten years working as a Quantity Surveyor with a background in the construction industry (from residential build to pharma projects). He has been involved in all aspects of construction collaborating with small builders and large contractors on projects of varying sizes and scale. All this contributed to his thorough understanding of the requirements and priorities when performing his tasks of a Quantity Surveyor.

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