External wall sealing


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Paul

My parents are convinced that they need to sign away several thousands
of pounds on a treatment known as Protectacoat for a house which has
solid brick walls with pebbledashed render - this is at least 50-60
years old and now there is some penetrating damp.

Protectacoat apparently seals the existing render with some sort of
rubberised layer and claims to provide a waterproof barrier against
further ingress of rain. This sounds highly suspect to me.

I'm wondering whether it would be better (and possibly cheaper) simply
to have the existing pebbledash render removed and a new one
re-applied?

I'd appreciate any thoughts on this.

Thanks

Paul
 
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EricP

My parents are convinced that they need to sign away several thousands
of pounds on a treatment known as Protectacoat for a house which has
solid brick walls with pebbledashed render - this is at least 50-60
years old and now there is some penetrating damp.

Protectacoat apparently seals the existing render with some sort of
rubberised layer and claims to provide a waterproof barrier against
further ingress of rain. This sounds highly suspect to me.

I'm wondering whether it would be better (and possibly cheaper) simply
to have the existing pebbledash render removed and a new one
re-applied?

I'd appreciate any thoughts on this.

Thanks

Paul
If you stick the name in google it seems a genuine product. One person
had it for three years and said it looked as good as the day it was
done. All read said it was expensive. Work seems to be well done with
good preparation. It is all in the preparation I would expect.
Another comment was do NOT but their finance package.

I would get several quotes from known local firms, both for tirol work
and painting with masonary paint.

£2000 seems a lot for daubing a rubberised paint on a wall, although
pebbledash is a bitch to paint.
 
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Paul

Thanks
£2000 seems a lot for daubing a rubberised paint on a wall, although
pebbledash is a bitch to paint.
It's actually double that - for an area of about 30m2 (not deducting
for door and windows) so it's working out at not far off £200/m2 which
seems inordinately expensive to me.
 
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EricP

Thanks


It's actually double that - for an area of about 30m2 (not deducting
for door and windows) so it's working out at not far off £200/m2 which
seems inordinately expensive to me.
ROFL!

I would tend to agree with you.
 
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Colin Jackson

I am no expert, but I would wait for wall to dry
out first in Summer

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