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Precision Concrete

Your Mid-Michigan Concrete Sealing Specialists

Look at the water being repelled by the sealer

Do I Even Need to Seal my Concrete?

To the naked eye, concrete seems so strong and durable but if you fail to seal your concrete from moisture penetration you will end up with concrete that will begin to deteriorate & crumble.

Concrete surfaces are subject to structural deterioration and degradation of appearance through traffic, UV rays, moisture, freeze/ thaw cycles, wind-driven rain, chemicals, and other impurities such as oil, gas, grease, and salt.

The most common problem with unsealed concrete is that it will result in pitting, popouts, scaling, spalling, crazing, delamination, dusting, discoloration, efflorescence, salt damage, etc.

Basically, all bad things you definitely don't want happening to your concrete!

Unfortunately, you may know that you need to seal your concrete but are confused over which type of sealer you should be using. We can help!


When it comes to sealing concrete you just need to remember one thing.

Moisture is the Enemy &

Sealed Concrete Will Last Longer

PERIOD!


If you are unsure about which type of sealer is best for your concrete or need help sealing your driveway, sidewalk, or basement floor give us a call.

Call 517-300-7323 today to speak to a representative.

*Free estimates are available for customers within 25 miles of Lansing. 


The 3 Types of Sealers Professionals Use to Seal Concrete

1. Penetrating Sealers

Penetrating sealers soak into the concrete to protect the entire structure of the concrete. They do not leave any sealer on the top of the concrete, unlike acrylic sealers.

This type of sealer is used on non-decorative concrete like,

  • driveways
  • sidewalks
  • entryways
  • loading docks, etc.

When applied correctly, you can expect a penetrating sealer to last 5-10 years. Sealers on higher traffic areas like driveways will last about five years.

Additional benefits of using a penetrating concrete sealer include:

  • Long-term protection (up to 10 years)
  • Prevents corrosion of the steel rebar inside the concrete
  • Do not discolor the concrete
  • Do not create a film on top
  • Sealed concrete will last longer too, in every case, and on any project.

Given that penetrating sealers have so many benefits it's no surprise that it's the first choice for concrete professionals when sealing concrete.


2. Densifying Sealers

Today's concrete densifiers utilize silicate and siliconate-enhanced agents, which give the chemical solution properties of a sealer. This makes it water-resistant while maintaining all other benefits - increased strength, hardness as well as stain resistance.

Densifying your basement or garage floor can also be done in the winter months.

Densifying Sealers are best used concrete flooring such as,

  • Basement floors
  • Garage floors
  • Retail or Commercial flooring

3. Acrylic Sealers

Acrylic sealers sit on top of the concrete and create an actual film or barrier. They are used for stamped and decorative concrete. They make the color and design of the concrete pop and protect the surface.

Most Commonly used on,

  • Stamped Concrete
  • Decorative Concrete
  • Decorative Patios

Acrylic sealers don’t last as long as penetrating sealers since UV light and abrasion break down the sealer over time. Acrylic sealers will last about 2-3 years on a sidewalk and about one year on a driveway.


The #1 reason that you want to seal your concrete is that it will prevent moisture from getting into your concrete.

Not to get too technical, but the long-term durability of concrete in cold climates is dependent on the moisture condition of the slab. There are acceptable levels of internal moisture and penetrating sealers are used to reduce moisture penetration at treated surfaces so that safe levels are maintained.

Not all exterior concrete is destined for premature deterioration, but surface scaling, spalling, and aggregate popouts are common enough in severe weather regions that sealing is recommended to significantly reduce risk and extend the service life of any concrete structure.

Do you want your concrete to look like this after just a couple of years?

Damaged Concrete
A picture of a concrete sidewalk outside a popular restaurant in Michigan

 

Now that you know the benefits of sealing your concrete & how it can help save you money, give us a call and we can help you select the best sealer for your concrete and apply it for you.

Call 517-300-7323 today to speak to a representative.

*Free estimates are available for customers within 25 miles of Lansing. 


Concrete Sealing

Extend the Life of Your Concrete & Save Money

Since 1918 Engineers have been letting people know how water can get into and ruin concrete.

“Water penetration is directly or indirectly the cause of the majority of  disintegrations in concrete and the degree to which water penetration is permitted  by the texture of any concrete is a direct measure of its strength and endurance.” 

- Concrete Engineers Handbook, 1918

By sealing your concrete you can prevent water from getting trapped in the concrete, extending its life and saving you money in the long run.

Both residential concrete work, like driveways and patios, and commercial concrete work, like large expanses of a sidewalk, are big investments. That’s why it’s critical to seal fresh concrete and have your project resealed on a regular basis. It is an important extra layer of insurance and protection.

water being repelled by sealed concrete
Colored Water Being Repelled on Sealed Concrete

6 Reasons You Should Seal Your concrete:

  • Extend the life of your concrete. (Money Saver!)
  • Provide a safer surface.
  • Protect your concrete from weather, oil, salt, fertilizer, and even the sun.
  • Keep the cost of other types of maintenance down.
  • Enhance the appearance of your concrete and improve curb appeal.

Call 517-300-7323 today to speak to a representative.

What Types of Concrete Should be Sealed?

Concrete, exposed concrete, stamped concrete, decorative concrete, brick, and stone are all types of surfaces that can benefit from being sealed.

Residential Areas Perfect for Concrete Sealing

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  • Driveways
  • Sidewalks
  • Steps
  • Patios
  • Garage floors
  • Basement floors
  • Porches
  • Pool areas

Residential concrete sealing will protect your investment and enhance your curb appeal.

Commercial Areas Perfect for Concrete Sealing

concrete sealing. Commercial building, black with corrugated garage doors and large concrete sidewalk in front.
  • Retail, office
  • Multifamily living units
  • Office Parks
  • Industrial facilities
  • Airports, runways
  • Sidewalks
  • Driveways
  • Loading Docks
  • Steps
  • Pool areas
  • Building entryways
  • Parking lots
  • Basketball courts
  • Playgrounds
  • Shop Floors
  • Warehouse floors

Call 517-300-7323 today to speak to a representative.


Use Sealer to Help Maintain the Appearance of Your Concrete

Driveways, sidewalks, and other outside concrete surfaces are constantly exposed to the elements. Precipitation, sunlight, salt, and more. These elements can cause concrete to become discolored and look dingy or old. Sealers keep your concrete’s color intact and protect it from the elements.

Sealing is particularly important with stamped and decorative concrete. Not only is this type of concrete functional, but it is meant to look good and enhance the aesthetics of the area where it is located.

Stamped and decorative concrete are also more expensive than traditional concrete, so protecting your investment with sealer makes sense.

Using the Proper Concrete Sealer for Your Concrete will Reduce Maintenance & Future Costs

For busy homeowners and business owners, anything done to reduce maintenance is a win, especially if it saves time and money in the long run.

If you opt to seal your concrete you are not only extending the life of the concrete, you are also reducing maintenance costs and efforts in the following ways:

  • Reduces the frequency of repairs and replacement
  • Extends the life of your concrete investment
  • Prolongs the appearance of your concrete, reducing pitting and abrasion by salt

Ready to Get Started? Let's Seal the Deal!

Precision Concrete is happy to take a look at the areas you need sealing and provide a free estimate. Once the project is approved, our team can typically complete the work in one day.

Call 517-300-7323 today to speak to a representative.

Recent Testimonials

"Working with the team at Precision Concrete to replace and seal our driveway was easy and seamless. The crew showed up on time and ready to get started as scheduled. The onsite coordinator was incredibly knowledgeable and patiently explained the entire process to me, even when I felt my questions were dumb.

We are thrilled with the end result, especially the sealing. It's amazing to see the water and snow bead off our sealed concrete driveway and soak right into our unsealed back patio. We'll be scheduling the sealing of our back patio for this summer and I've already set reminders in my phone to contact them when both areas need re-sealing. Can't recommend them enough!"

-Satisfied Customer

"I have had the opportunity to work with Mike and Precision Concrete on multiple projects over the years.  Mike had done a large stamped concrete patio in our back yard and it turned out fantastic.

 A Few years later he came back and helped us with the replacement of our driveway as the builder hadn’t done a good job of giving us the base of crushed concrete we needed.  Mike and his team did great jobs on both projects and his commitment to detail and the finished product is why on my next project we will use his company again."

-Mike Stein.

Driveways & Sidewalks

Driveways & Sidewalks (Penetrative Concrete Sealing)

Basements and Flooring

Concrete Sealing, Basements/Pole Barn Flooring

Stamped Concrete

(Stamped Concrete - Acrylic Sealing)

Precisely the Concrete Contractor You Need

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Meet Mike

Mike Lawton is the owner of Precision Concrete. For 20 years, he's been helping people like you accomplish your goals.

  • Licensed & Insured
  • Complete Customer Satisfaction!
  • High-quality Craftsmanship
  • 20 Years Experience

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