|Best Sealers for Exposed Aggregate
Exposed Aggregate Concrete Sealers Concrete that has had the outer skin of the cement paste removed to reveal the decorative surface underneath is called exposed aggregate concrete. It is very durable and skid resistant. It can be ideal for driveways, sidewalks, patios, pool decks, and patios. Sea [ ... ]
|Concrete Sealer Remover|
How to tips for removing a failed Concrete Sealer that has discolored or turned white. Sealing concrete is a great way to increase appearance and longevity. Driveways, sidewalks, patios, porches, brick pavers, and stonewalls can be sealed to enhance their look and block out moisture. There are sev [ ... ]
|Exposed Aggregate Sealer and Coatings
Exposed Aggregate patios, driveways, and walkways are decorative stone surfaces commonly used in residential and commercial landscaping. These surfaces require a coat of a new sealer to provide protection and enhancement to the substrate. This Exposed Aggregate Sealer is typically applied every 1-3 [ ... ]
|How to Maintain Stamped Concrete|
Stamped Concrete Patios and Walkways have become increasingly popular over the last decade. These are decorative concrete surfaces that have endless possibilities when it comes to improving and enhancing your landscaping. Like any concrete surface, stamped patios should be sealed and maintained ever [ ... ]
Why do you seal Concrete? What are the advantages? There are many reasons that concrete should be sealed:
Sealing your concrete will protect from spills and stains. While the sealer does not stop 100% penetration it will help "deep" penetration from oil spills, rust from water, dirt, grime, etc. making future cleanup easier!
Provides water repellency to porous construction material such as bricks, stone, concrete blocks, Composites, mortar, and grout.
Using a concrete sealer will enhance the natural tones of your concrete with a "wet" look. The sealer will also add a sheen to the cement. The shine level is dependent on the porosity of the cement but does come in a High Gloss, Semi-Gloss, and a Matte Finish.
Sealing the brick or concrete will protect the original color and appearance. If not sealed, the cement will dull and will look "pitted". This is a result of natural weathering and traffic.
Concrete spalling is caused by the exposure of the concrete to high temperatures. Spalling itself is actually the deterioration of the concrete causing chunks of the concrete to separate from the concrete structure. Using a sealer can help prevent this.
Protection from salts from the winter can reduce pitting and erosion of the concrete surface.