Puddles of water on your basement floor come from water in the soil under your concrete. Hydrostatic pressure forces the water from the soil up through the pores of the concrete and into your basement. Many people assume that water can only come into a basement through a crack – but that’s false. Water more commonly enters into a basement through pores.
Concrete is made up of sand, water, and air. When the concrete cures, the air pockets turn into tiny holes. Over time, these holes get larger and larger. If you have a water table below the concrete floor, the concrete becomes saturated and starts to break down. The more water, the faster the pores increase in size. To stop water from coming up through the pores, you need to fill them. The best way to do that is with a penetrating concrete sealer.
Foundation Armor sealers chemically react with the concrete. This reaction forms a crystalline barrier within the pores. Once dry, the barrier can stop water migration up to 100 PSI and vapor migration up to 0.015 WVT. Once you apply a Foundation Armor sealer, the puddles on your basement floor will stop.
If you do have a crack and water is coming up through the crack, you want to first use our concrete crack repair kits.