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Case Study

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Solid wall home now stays warm & dry

Problems Addressed:

  • Several areas of pebble dash were coming loose due to water penetration
  • Difficulty keeping the property warm. Solid wall construction.
  • Improvement to the exterior appearance of the property

Products Used:

Official Applicator:

Problems Addressed:

  • Several areas of pebble dash were coming loose due to water penetration
  • Difficulty keeping the property warm. Solid wall construction
  • Improvement to the exterior appearance of the property

Products Used:

Official Applicator:

By applying ProPERLA Masonry Crème and ProPERLA Facade Coating, Home Energy Protection Limited, created superhydrophobic surfaces (similar to the lotus leaf) on the exterior walls of the property, Instead of absorbing the rain, the walls now repel the water and remain dry even in adverse weather conditions such as wind driven rain. In keeping the walls dry, they helped to prevent future problems with water penetration and address the problems with heat loss in this solid wall property. Keeping walls dry reduces heat loss and contributes to lower energy consumption and lower energy bills.

Due to it's high breathability, ProPERLA coatings still allow moisture to move freely and escape, it does not restrict the ability of the property to breathe.

In addition to creating a dry, warm home, ProPERLA products were chosen to improve the appearance of the property. Application of ProPERLA Masonry Crème and ProPERLA Facade Coating have created self cleaning exterior walls which repel dirt and discourage the growth of moss, algae and lichens. 


Action Taken

Home Energy Protection's first course of action was to identify the areas of water penetration and problems with the pebble dash on the exterior of the property. Their assessments revealed the necessity to re-pebble dash the extension wall. Localised repairs were also carried out on the rest of the property.

In preparation of applying ProPERLA superhydrophobic coatings , the exterior walls were cleaned with ProPERLA Cleaner. All pebble dash walls were then primed with ProPERLA Primer before application of two coats of ProPERLA Facade Coating in the colour Cotswold Cream. ProPERLA Masonry Creme was applied in a single coat to the brick walls.

Results

The homeowner was delighted with both the improved exterior appearance of the property  and the way the walls repelled the rain. They noticed an improvement in the thermal efficiency of their home, with the house getting warmer quicker.

"I was recommended Home Energy Protection by my mother as they did her house. I am amazed at the transformation. Tony and his team have done a fantastic job, nothing too much trouble. I have already recommended them to my friends."

All work carried out by:

Home Energy Protection

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