The Importance of Concrete Sealers by Redi-Mix Colors March 25, 2019 0 Uncategorized

Since concrete is a porous surface, water can make it’s way in and end up causing a lot of damage. We’ll go over a few types of concrete damage due to water and then visit a good solution to prevent these types of damage.

Spalling
When water enters the concrete and forces the surface to peel. Common in basements with concrete flooring.

Pitting
Pitting can occur if too much water was present in the mixing process which creates the concrete to be weaker than it should be.

Cracking
Cracking is simply exactly what it’s named. Cracking can also occur from the result of the concrete not being mixed properly. Other causes can be age or extreme temperature changes.

Scaling
Scaling is also caused by extreme temperature changes. When water penetrates the concrete and then freezes, it will break off small flakes from the surface, similar to spalling but usually damages quicker.
Whether you’re laying concrete inside or outside, you should use a concrete sealer which will help prevent and protect concrete from all of the issues listed above. One thing we always keep in mind is to do it right the first time so you don’t have to do it again, so we’re pretty serious about concrete protection. Good thing we have partnered with Ghostshield® who has incredible products including concrete sealers that penetrate the concrete deep down to preserve it’s strength and keep the pesky moisture out.

There are 3 to choose from

First is GHOSTSHIELD SILOXA-TEK 8500 CONCRETE SEALER
This is a good choice for concrete, brick, or masonry based substrate especially driveways, basements, patios and garages.

Second is GHOSTSHIELD SILOXA-TEK 8505 CONCRETE SEALER
This is a great choice to seal concrete driveways, garages, shop floors and patios

Lastly is GHOSTSHIELD SILOXA-TEK 8510 CONCRETE SEALER
This is a good choice to seal concrete driveways, garages, shop floors, patios, warehouses, parking lots, highways and bridges.

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