Brickwork Waterproof Coating

brixeal is a bitumen emulsion waterproofer.

  • brixeal is used for waterproofing the faces of concrete beams and pillars where they come into contact with exterior brickwork.
  • brixeal is used to prevent a bond developing between two adjoining concrete faces.
  • brixeal is used as a waterproof barrier between the two faces of a 230 mm thick wall. It is applied to the outer surface of the inner leaf, in stages, during construction.
  • brixeal is used as a concrete curing agent.

Note: brixeal is black in colour.

  • Single pack ready to use.
  • Quick drying.
  • Economical.
Surface Preparation

All surfaces to be clean, dry, sound and free of oils and laitance.

Bonding / Priming

No special primer required.  Pre-dampen the surface before application.


Stir well before use.


Brushed coat on :1st coat 2 m2/L
2nd coat 4 m2/L (average for unbagged brickwork).

Typical Physical Properties
Colour Brown, dries black
Viscosity 12 000 to 20 000 cP
Density 0,9 to 1,0
Solids 33,7%
Drying time @ 25° C Touch dry: ± 1 hour
Hard dry: ± 12 hours
Full cure: ± 7 days
Wet film thickness – (Total) 750 microns
Dry film thickness – (Total) 253 microns
No. of coats required Minimum 2
Stability Stable
Flash point None
Toxicity Mildly caustic – avoid ingestion and prolonged skin contact

Two coats of abe® brixeal are recommended to ensure that any pinholes or lean spots left in the first coat are taken up, thus ensuring an even coating. Where brush applied, brixeal should be flowed on with as few strokes as possible, making sure that the surface is fully covered.
While brixeal may be applied directly to a stockbrick wall as a waterproof barrier, better results will be obtained if the surface is first ‘bagged’ with a sand / cement / water slurry in the usual way. When brixeal is used for curing of concrete, a coating is brushed or sprayed onto the surface of the concrete, and by virtue of the waterproof qualities of the film, water is prevented from evaporating from the concrete. To allow traffic onto the concrete, the brixeal film can be blinded with clean sand after setting.

Cleaning of Equipment

Tools, brushes and mixing equipment should be cleaned immediately after use and before material has set with abe® super brush cleaner followed by washing with soap and water.

Temperature & Relative Humidity

Application temperature range: 5° C to 40°C
Do not apply if rain is imminent.

Model Specification

Bituminous emulsion coating used as a waterproof barrier.

The waterproof coating will be brixeal, a bituminous emulsion applied in accordance with the recommendations of a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals.


5L, 25L and 200L containers.

Handling & Storage

This product has a shelf life of 12 months if kept in a dry cool place in the original packaging. In more extreme conditions this period might be shortened.

Health & Safety

brixeal is mildly caustic and should not be allowed contact with skin and eyes or ingested. The use of gloves and eye protection is advised. Splashes into eyes should be washed immediately with plenty of clean water and medical advice sought.

Cured brixeal is inert and harmless.

Important Note

This data sheet is issued as a guide to the use of the product(s) concerned. Whilst a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals endeavours to ensure that any advice, recommendation, specification or information is accurate and correct, the company cannot – because a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals has no direct or continuous control over where and how a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals’ products are applied – accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the use of a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals’ products, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation or information given by the company.

Further Information

Where other products are to be used in conjunction with this material, the relevant technical data sheets should be consulted to determine total requirements. a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals has a wealth of technical and practical experience built up over years in the company’s pursuit of excellence in building and construction technology.

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