PREVENT MOLD, STAINS, & CRACKING
Poured concrete is riddled with interconnected capillary channels that permit penetration by liquids. Concrete is a porous material that readily absorbs liquids. In freeze-thaw climates, the expansion of frozen liquids can destroy the surface of unsealed concrete. Oil, salt, fertilizer, and other household chemicals can discolor and damage unsealed concrete. These porous channels act like a sponge and capillary action draws in liquids over time, along with any dissolved salts and other solutes. Very porous surfaces, such as concrete, absorb liquids relatively quickly. Properly sealing concrete slabs or concrete pavers will prevent the penetration of liquids such as oils, fertilizer rust, irrigation rust, battery acid, spilled drinks, chemicals and other liquids, as well as preventing mold buildup. Additionally, our concrete sealers increase the tensile strength by up to 30%, retarding cracking or chipping of the concrete. In most cases, the investment in concrete sealing is well worth the expense, especially when you consider the cost to replace concrete is generally $7 to $8 per square foot.
ADVANTAGES OF CONCRETE SEALERS
Here in SWFL, unsealed concrete absorbs water, which leads to the growth of mold and mildew. Most homeowners pressure wash their concrete surfaces several times per year to get rid of this slightly messy and potentially slippery situation. Regularly pressure washing the concrete wears away the surface of it, revealing the substrate. It’s a temporary solution that requires you to clean it again when the mold and mildew returns. Once you reach this level, there is nothing you can do and you’ll eventually need to replace the concrete.
Concrete sealing companies enhance the protection, strength, and longevity of your concrete, helping it last as long as possible without problems and costly repairs. Concrete is a very porous material, susceptible to all kinds of staining and marking. Oil, grease, and rust are nearly impossible to remove because they are so easily absorbed. Unsealed concrete retains water for long periods, creating and ideal situation for mold and mildew to grow.
Reasons to seal concrete pavers:
OUR CONCRETE SEALING PROCESS: ALL IN ONE DAY
POST-SEALING SERVICE INFO
DRYING TIME REQUIRED
Our concrete sealing normally dries in sunny areas within 2-3 hours, but requires nearly 24-36 hours for curing. Shaded areas, low temperatures, or higher humidity can slow down the drying process. The surface may be kept open to foot traffic in 2-3 hours and to vehicular traffic in 24-36 hours. Ure-Seal recommends all sprinkler systems be turned off during this time to allow proper curing.
CONCRETE SEALANT MAINTENANCE
Our concrete sealer is a protectant that layers your concrete slab or concrete paver with super hydrophobic coating, thereby reducing mold and mildew. Periodic washing with plain water to keep the area clean is recommended. Acids, gasoline, hydraulic fluids, and motor oil spills should be removed from the surface as soon as possible.