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Old 02-07-2012, 10:25 AM   #16
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Try applying a siloxane based product to the brick veneer. Many people do not know that brick will absorb moisture. And the fact that you say on a HEAVY RAIN you still have a little water.

Do this spray some water on that brick veneer. Does the brick change color like gets darker? Then it is absorbing moisture.

Here is a product by Prosoco that I used. Its amazing. After applying it to the brick(vertical surface) then throwing water on the brick, the water beads up and rolls off like a newly waxed car.


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we like prosoco too but there are others on the mkt
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Old 02-07-2012, 03:25 PM   #18
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Well guys, I actually used a silicone spray prior to cleaning the gutters. I can't recall the product name, but it was purchased at a contractor supply store and it was EXPENSIVE!! After I applied it, I couldn't really judge if it helped because of the gutter overflow problems; however, maybe I'll go back and reapply.

Honestly, since it's only a very, very, small fraction of infiltration, compared to before, I haven't worried too much about it.


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