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PENETRATING SEALERS FOR CONCRETE
Penetrating sealers provide excellent protection against extreme outdoor conditions. Sealers such as silane and siloxane penetrate deep into the concrete forming a chemical barrier that shields against moisture penetration and deicing chemicals. Most sealing products provide invisible protection without changing the surface appearance and are breathable which allows moisture to escape. They are commonly used outdoors since they provide excellent protection against harsh environmental conditions.
A penetrating sealer is your best choice if your goal is to:
Protect exterior concrete surfaces subject to corrosion and freeze-thaw damage.
Obtain a natural, matte finish.
Provide invisible protection without changing the surface appearance or leaving a sheen.
For driveways and walkways where good traction is important, a penetrating sealer is a better choice than a film-forming product such as acrylic or polyurethane. Penetrating sealer does not leave a glossy film which reduces slipperiness of the concrete surface.
Concrete dipped in sealer shows protected outer layer.
Quotes for the pro's
“Michigan is a severe exposure climate where exterior concrete is subjected to continuous moisture, cycles of freezing and thawing, and the use of deicing chemicals.”
~Michigan Concrete Association
“We recommend applying a high-quality sealer on all exterior concrete exposed to freeze-thaw cycles.” - ~Portland Cement Association
“Sealers are recommended for new concrete before the initial exposure to freezing to provide additional assurance of adequate performance.”
~American Concrete Institute
“Concrete slabs exposed to freezing and thawing in the presence of moisture and/or deicing salts are susceptible to scaling. Apply a commercially available silane or siloxane-based breathable concrete sealer.”
~National Ready-Mixed Concrete Association
Here at Precision concrete our goal is to give your concrete a fighting chance against natural and unnatural elements!
Multiple industry studies have shown that a high-quality penetrating sealer protects concrete for an additional ten years behind its normal life expectancy.