Driveway Sealers

  1. Cost to Reseal a Stamped Concrete Driveway

    The cost to reseal a stamped concrete driveway will depend on if you are applying the concrete sealer, or if you are hiring a company to apply the concrete sealer for you. If you are applying the sealer to stamped concrete driveway, the cost is as low as $0.39/square foot, but if you are hiring someone to apply the stamped concrete sealer for you, the cost can be as high as $12.00/square foot.

    Most stamped concrete driveways are sealed with an acrylic sealer. Acryilc concrete sealers are designed to enhance and protect concrete with a wet look, low gloss, or high gloss finish. They will leave behind a visible surface film that protects concrete against deterioration caused by water absorption and surface abrasion.

    There are two main categories of acrylic sealers. There are solvent based acrylic sealers and water based acrylic sealers. Solvent based acryic sealers can be applied to unsealed stamped concrete driveways, or stamped concrete driveways previously sealed with a

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  2. How Much Does it Cost to Seal a Concrete Driveway?

    The actual cost to seal your concrete driveway will depend on the type of concrete sealer used, the size of your concrete driveway, and whether or not you will be applying the concrete sealer or hiring a company to apply the concrete sealer for you.

    For this example, we are going to take a 1000 square foot driveway and break the cost to seal the concrete driveway down by type of driveway sealer.

    Cost to Seal a Concrete Driveway with a Silicate Concrete Driveway Sealer

    Silicate concrete sealers penetrate into the surface of the concrete where they chemically react to form calclium silicate hydrate (CSH) within the pores. Silicates are designed to increase the strength and density of the concrete, and reduce deterioration caused by weak concrete and surface abrasion.

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  3. 10 Reasons You Should Seal Your Concrete Driveway

    Concrete driveways, brick driveways, and paver driveways should be sealed, and if they haven't been sealed already, now is the perfect time to do it! 

    There are many reasons why you should consider sealing your driveway, but the 10 top reasons are as follows:

    1. Reduce deterioration and dusting caused by surface abrasion.
    2. Reduce cracking, spalling, and pitting caused by water absorption.
    3. Reduce staining caused by irrigation systems, the absorption of water, and organic matter.
    4. Reduce staining caused by oil, gas, and other vehicle spills.
    5. Reduce discoloration caused by exposure to the elements.
    6. Reduce efflorescence caused by the movement of salt to the surface.
    7. Reduce mold, moldew, and algea growth on the surface.  
    8. Reduce fading and discoloration caused by UV rays.
    9. Reduce fading and discoloration caused by surface abrasion.
    10. Extend the surface life of the surface.
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  4. Driveway Sealer Tips and Products

    If applied correctly the right driveway sealer can protect your concrete and keep it looking new for years to come.

     

    When it comes to finding the right sealer for a concrete driveway, the most important things to know are:

     

    • How it looks when dry;

    • How it works, and;

    • How much it costs.

     

    Reasons to Use a Driveway Sealer



    It isn’t a requirement to wax your car, but you do it to help protect the paint and ensure it stays looking new. That’s how you should think about your driveway. If you’re a homeowner, you have invested a lot of money in building

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  5. Learn About Best Concrete Driveway Sealer

    The best concrete sealer for your driveway depends on the type of concrete driveway you have and your reason for sealing. Use the information below to find the best concrete driveway sealer.

    Invisible Penetrating Driveway Sealers

    If you want to protect your concrete driveway without changing the look or color, you want to use a penetrating sealer. Penetrating sealers are designed to penetrate into the concrete and work entirely below the surface without leaving behind a film or coating.

    The two most common categories of penetrating sealers are concrete densifiers and concrete water repellents.

    Densifiers: Densifiers penetrate into the concrete and chemically react to for a Calcium Silicate Structure (hardened crystalline strucutre) within the pores. Densifiers should only be used if you are looking to increase the density and surface strength of the concrete. Densifiers do not bead water and offer little to know protection against the damage

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  6. Learn About Driveway Water Repellent Sealer

    The best type of penetrating water repellent sealer to use a concrete, brick, paver, or masonry driveway is a silane-siloxane driveway sealer. Silane-Siloxane sealers chemically react below the surface to form a hydrophobic barrier within the pores. The hydrophobic barrier will cause water and other liquids to bead off the surface. By reducing the absorption of water and other luiquids, you reduce a variety of issues including cracking, spalling, pitting, staining, ice and salt damage, and the growth of mold and mildew.

    Foundation Armor manufactures several water repellent sealers, ranging from 10-100% solids. The most common type of water repellents for residential and commercial applications are listed below:

    Armor SX5000: Solvent based, high solids, Department of Transportation approved water repellent sealer for concrete,

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  7. Learn About Driveway Water Repellent Sealer

    The best type of penetrating water repellent sealer to use a concrete, brick, paver, or masonry driveway is a silane-siloxane driveway sealer. Silane-Siloxane sealers chemically react below the surface to form a hydrophobic barrier within the pores. The hydrophobic barrier will cause water and other liquids to bead off the surface. By reducing the absorption of water and other luiquids, you reduce a variety of issues including cracking, spalling, pitting, staining, ice and salt damage, and the growth of mold and mildew.

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