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What is the Best Concrete Sealer Video Review for 2023
There are many types of sealers for concrete and masonry surfaces. Concrete sealers come in both water-based and solvent-based formulas. They come in generic formulas for all surfaces or formulas that are specific to the surface you are applying to. For example, you would want a Brick Paver Sealer for a Paver Patio and a Chimney Sealant for your Chimney, but you could use MasonrySaver All-Purpose Water Repellent for both.
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Hi, My front porch is concrete and is over my cellar. It has been painted with a gray paint. I didn’t paint so not sure what it is. The concrete has hairline cracks in it and when rain gets on it it leaks into the cellar. What is the best way to fix the cracks and seal the porch so it won’t leak anymore?
You cannot seal over a paint. You may be able to repaint it but we do not do this so no experience with brands.
What about using a garage floor expoy or something similar? I am looking to waterproof it more than seal. Thanks
Epoxies cannot be used over a paint either. You would have to grind it off then you can fill any cracks and use an epoxy after.
I can’t find any info regarding the best masonry caulk! I have a brick home, and a stone porch. The “caulk” that runs along my porch is cracking. Please help.
Sorry, but we have no idea on this.