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Siloxane Based Concrete Sealers

Siloxane Concrete Sealers

Siloxane Concrete Sealers

Siloxane Based Sealers are Best for Poured Concrete, Brick and all Masonry Surfaces.

Siloxane, not to be confused with Silicone, is a chemical that is used to formulate siloxane based concrete and paver sealers. Siloxane based sealers can be water or solvent based although the water-based blend of siloxane sealers are lower in VOC and more compliant in certain states.

These siloxane sealers are popular among homeowners because they are user friendly and easy to apply. They penetrate into the surface and react to cause a hardened barrier within the substrate pores. They do not stay on top of the surface like other sealers

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Sealing a Warehouse Concrete Floor

Sealing a Warehouse Floor to prevent stains and help with cleanup.

Keeping a warehouse floor clean and damage free is important to the life of the floor. Most warehouse floors and very large in area and can be costly to repair if not maintained. To maintain a warehouse floor, it should be cleaned and sealed every couple of years.

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How to Seal Concrete Driveways

When it comes to protecting your concrete driveway, nothing can be more beneficial to its longevity than a concrete sealer. Concrete sealers provide protection from weather exposure, moisture, oil stains, tannin stains, deicing salts, and will protect from freeze/thaw damage. They enhance the natural beauty of the concrete and make it easier to clean and maintain in the future.

Preparing an existing concrete driveway for a sealer is vitally important. It is best to wash the surface with a pressure washer and a high-quality concrete cleaner. Dirt, mold, mildew, and all unsightly stains should be removed prior to applying a driveway sealer. If there are remnants of an old concrete sealer, it should be removed using a concrete sealer stripper prior to sealing.

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MasonrySaver Heavy Duty Water Repellent Review

MasonrySaver Heavy Duty Water Repellent

MasonrySaver Heavy Duty Water Repellent

MasonrySaver® (Also known as “Defy”) All-Purpose Heavy Duty Water Repellent is a modified siloxane based product designed to penetrate deeply into most masonry and concrete pores. Unlike acrylics, silicones, and other waterproofing sealers that remain on the surface and trap water vapors, this masonry waterproofing product allows deep penetration of its active ingredient of up to 1/4 inch or more. This proprietary blend of silanes and siloxanes creates a “SaltShield™” barrier on concrete surfaces, for greater resistances to the deteriorating effects of road salts and de-icing chemicals. This 100% breathable concrete waterproofing product is a great choice for both horizontal and vertical above grade surfaces.

Concrete Sealer Ingredients: Blend of Silanes and Siloxanes

Concrete Sealer Type: Invisible Water Repellent. Does not change appearance.

MasonrySaver Heavy Duty Water Repellent Scores (1-10)

Ease of Application: 10

– We applied the MasonrySaver Heavy Duty Water Repellent to a 1000 sq. foot driveway using a plastic pump sprayer. The sealer goes on milky white and dried clear in about 20 minutes. It took less then 30 minutes to seal the entire driveway.

Water Repellency: 8

– We waited a day after application then did a water test. The water did bead up well and did not penetrate into the concrete.

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SuperSeal M Concrete Water Repellent Review

SuperSeal M Sealer

SuperSeal M Sealer

SUPER SEAL-M is a water based Silicone Water Repellent made of a special hybrid of Silane and Siloxane. SUPER SEAL-M provides water repellency to porous construction materials such as bricks, stone, concrete blocks, mortar, and grout. It is not suitable for very low-porosity substrates such as polished stone.

The active ingredients in SUPER SEAL-M Water Repellent Sealer are a mixture of different-size particles-some larger, some smaller to fill different size voids. This ensures good penetration into porous substrates, resulting in good coverage and durable water repellency. Additionally, the active ingredients in SUPER SEAL-M Water Repellent can chemically react with the substrate, ensuring long-lasting performance.

Concrete Sealer Ingredients: Blend of Silanes and Siloxanes

Concrete Sealer Type: Penetrating Clear Water Repellent

SuperSeal M Concrete Water Repellent  Scores (1-10)

Ease of Application: 10

– The SuperSeal M was applied to a new concrete driveway the day after installation. SuperSeal specifically says that the sealer can be applied to new concrete as soon as the bead water is gone from the install. We used 5 gallons for 1000 sq. feet. It took 30 minutes to apply and did not have any issues.

Water Repellency: 8

– After 3 days we tested the water beading with the garden hose. All of the water beaded up on the driveway with a light mist of water. A heavier saturation and the water still did not penetrate into the concrete.

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Behr Premium Waterproofer Review

Behr Concrete Waterproofer

Behr Concrete Waterproofer

A premium interior/exterior waterproofing formula that uses the latest water-based silicone technology designed to penetrate surfaces up to 1/2″. This waterproofer creates a barrier inside the surface that keeps water out, but lets trapped water vapors escape; reducing corrosion, spalling, efflorescence and freeze-thaw damage. It reduces staining due to mold, mildew, algae growth and ensures greater durability of the surface. The protection is not worn away with normal use. It protects long after the water beading is gone!

Concrete Sealer Ingredients: Silicon

Concrete Sealer Type: Invisible Water Repellent. Does not change appearance.

Behr Premium Waterproofer Scores (1-10)

Ease of Application: 7

– The Behr Premium Waterproofer is very thin in consistency and looks like you are applying white water. The issue we had is that the sprayer kept getting clogged from large white chunks in the sealer. After running the sealer through a screen, we did not have any more issues. Very frustrating though!

Water Repellency: 7

– After a few days, we tested the Behr Premium Waterproofer with a hose. Light saturation on the water beaded well. Heavy saturation and the sealer did not repel the water very well.

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