We’re very proud of the work we do here at Global Environmental Solutions, and are always humbled when we’re chosen to help solve a problem for any of the customers that come “knocking” on our doors. The challenges are aplenty, and we’re grateful for that… Our global reach never ceases to amaze us, and, if we haven’t said it enough, we’re happy to have the solutions at our fingertips to navigate the task at hand.
The following is a note from the Butters, who reside in Meadowie, NSW. Our Australian partner, Jeff Crawley, and his team recently put our proprietary MasonProof™ solution to the test, and, in the end, it exceeded expectations (which we strive for each and every time we set foot in the field with our suite of DirtGlue® products)!
Here’s the testimonial from the Butters:
“I just want to say thank you for the help and consultation in regard to our outdoor gardens, fountain, brick pavers, sandstone staircases around our property.
Over the past 4-6 years we have seen a lot of aging and growth of green moss that starts to turn into a permanent black stain which settles into most of our masonry surfaces here, and no matter how often I pressure wash and clean each of these surfaces, it just seems to be getting darker and darker in color and we have lost that new, clean look you get when its first laid or installed.
And the constant rework and cleaning starts to absorb any free time you may have in mind, while the property just seems to be aging before your own eyes is very frustrating to stay on top of, and until now, I have had no solutions to these issues.
I was already on my way to the hardware shop to try and find a product solution at the same time I approached you on your Facebook advert, in regard to the kind offer to use your masonry cleaning and treatment processes, and also to use your product MasonProof™ in that small trial we did. It was amazing.
Now that the three stages are complete, I wanted to share these photos with you and I’ll let them do the talking!
There is no doubt your MasonProof™ is a very special product! Your MasonProof™ processes and treatment actually works on many aged masonry surfaces where nothing else can. Again we can’t thank you enough.”
Kind words from a kind (and satisfied) customer!
The challenge the Butters were faced with above was that the sandstone present in their existing masonry is, at its core very soft (relative to stone in general). It’ also very porous so it absorbs water readily. As it absorbs water it discolors – usually going from a beautiful natural beige, light brown, or light orangish color, to black over time. Some sandstone is so soft that over decades and/or centuries it can even erode due to weather, especially vertical sections such as walls made of sandstone.
To keep sandstone looking nice, it requires constant cleaning, usually annually or biannually to really keep that clean, new look the Butters were striving to accomplish as mentioned above. Using MasonProof™ on newly placed sandstone or on newly cleaned sandstone eliminates water absorption and reduces cleaning requirements by a factor of at least ten or more (so it might not need to be cleaned for more than a decade – possibly two or three decades depending upon how perfectly it was treated with MasonProof™ at the outset.
Our MasonProof™ product was also scientifically formulated to prevent erosion of the sandstone on vertical walls as time presses on…
Choosing MasonProof™ for masonry waterproofing applications increases water-resistance and provides long-term protection, which is essential for preservation of the structure and preservation of the owner’s dollars.
Global Environmental Solutions MasonProof™, the Masonry Waterproofing solution:
- Is not a film-former like other products on the market
- Is not a surface sealer like other products on the market
- It penetrates deeply into the masonry substrate, working from the inside out
- It is, for all intents and purposes, permanent waterproofing protection
Like all of our DirtGlue® products, we’re constructing powerful solutions for the earth, with the earth in mind…