MasonrySaver Solvent Base Water Repellent is meant for use on both untreated or previously waterproofed surfaces. Capable of penetrating up to 1/4 of an inch depending on porosity it comes with a seven-year warranty.
MasonrySaver Solvent Base Water Repellent is an effective, penetrating water repellent in a mineral spirits carrier designed to protect above-grade masonry surfaces.
It is designed to penetrate deeply into most masonry and concrete pores and can be used as a clear sealant for brick and cement patios, a driveway sealer to waterproof concrete or other masonry surfaces.
Best of all, this modified silane/siloxane product comes with a seven-year warranty. (Note: On cement patios where a sheen or “wet look” is desired, use Paver Sealer).
Long-lasting Water Repellent Protection
Other waterproofing sealers form a film on the surface and trap water vapors, but Solvent Base Water Repellent allows deep penetration of its active ingredient of up to 1/4 inch or more. As a result, the special siloxanes in Solvent Base Water Repellent react to form strong chemical bonds beneath a treated surface. These bonds allow the product to become a physical part of the structure and provide long-lasting water repellent protection without altering the surface appearance.
Note: This is a non-VOC compliant product. Due to new VOC regulations, the sale of MasonrySaver Solvent Base has been prohibited in certain states, so far including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Washington D.C., Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia (only in the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Stafford and Loudon).If you reside in one of these areas, you will need to use our VOC Compliant Solvent Base. It works the same as the regular MasonrySaver Solvent Base with the following exceptions: it dries faster, it’s only available in one-gallon containers and it has a different smell. Aside from the above three differences, VOC Compliant Solvent Base Water Repellent is applied in the same manner and has the same lifespan.
100% Breathable Protection
Moisture, from either internal or external sources, is usually present in masonry and concrete. Film-forming sealers and silicone coatings form a water resistant surface that traps water vapors inside. If these vapors cannot escape, they will contribute to spalling, scaling, deterioration and freeze-thaw damage. Solvent Base Water Repellent is a 100% vapor permeable, non film-forming water repellent that penetrates and lines masonry and concrete pores.
Ideal for previously treated surfaces
With its mineral spirits base, Solvent Base Water Repellent is an ideal maintenance product for previously treated surfaces since the mineral spirits carrier will allow the product to bond with surfaces that have previously been waterproofed. It can also be applied over siliconized acrylic concrete stains.
Masonry Waterproofing Applications
Solvent Base Water Repellent is an extremely versatile product that can be used on most vertical or horizontal exterior, above-grade masonry surfaces including:
- Architectural concrete – precast or cast in place
- Clay brick
- Natural stone
- Terra cotta
- Exposed aggregate products
- Portland cement stuccos
- Concrete driveways
(New masonry should be cured for a period of no less than 14 days.)