Concrete Sealer Reviews, Articles, How-To Tips


When to Seal New Concrete

When to Seal New Concrete after Installation The most common way to preserve the appearance of new concrete is to seal it. Sealing new concrete will protect the surface from a multitude of stains and damage causing elements. It is a great way to prolong the life of all types of concrete surfaces li [ ... ]


Products for Cleaning Efflorescence From Bricks

How to Clean Efflorescence from Bricks You may have seen masonry bricks that have a buildup of white deposits on them. This is known as efflorescence. It is water-soluble salts that have been forced to the surface due to moisture penetrating the brick or grout. This phenomenon can happen to newly c [ ... ]


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 [ ... ]


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Why do you seal Concrete? What are the advantages? There are many reasons that concrete should be sealed:

  • Protection
  • Water Damage
  • Enhancement
  • Preservation
  • Protection from Spalling
  • Salts from the Winter

Protection

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!

Water Damage

Provides water repellency to porous construction material such as bricks, stone, concrete blocks, Composites, mortar, and grout.

Enhancement

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.

Preservation

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.

Spalling

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.

Winter Salts

Protection from salts from the winter can reduce pitting and erosion of the concrete surface.