Penetrating Concrete Sealer
This entry was posted on April 30, 2012.
The best penetrating concrete sealer on the market is the Foundation Armor Concrete Sealer. The Foundation Armor sealer comes in concentrated form and needs to be mixed with 4 parts warm-hot water. The warm-hot water opens up the capillaries in the concrete to allow for the deepest penetration (up to 4"-6"). The Foundation Armor sealer is a sodium silicate based sealer and can be used on interior or exterior concrete. It will strengthen the concrete by up to 40%, goes on clear, and never peels, flakes, or fades.
Types Of Penetrating Concrete Sealers
There are hundreds of concrete sealers on the market. Almost every sealer claims to penetrate the concrete - and it isn't false because if a sealer penetrates the concrete by 1mm, it still penetrates. Read more about the Types of Concrete Sealers. So when you are looking for a penetrating concrete sealer, look for the answers to the following questions:
- How many coats does the sealer require?
- How deep does the sealer penetrate?
- How often do you have to re-apply the sealer? Do you re-apply the sealer every 1 year, 5 years, 10 years?
- What type of sealer is it? Epoxy, sodium silicate, siloxane, etc.
- Does the sealer stop water and radon?
- Can the sealer be used where hydrostatic pressure is present?
- Does the sealer strengthen the concrete to prevent concrete cracking?
- Can you paint over the sealer?
- Can the sealer be applied to concrete that has already been treated?
- Can the sealer be used on new and old concrete?
- Can the sealer be used on interior concrete, exterior concrete, or both?
- What color is the sealer?