Protecting new concrete can easily be done with a concrete sealer designed for concrete that has not bee fully cured. Using a concrete sealer before the concrete has been cured can help protect the new concrete from deterioration, cracking, spalling, pitting, and the growth of mold and mildew.

There are two types of sealers that can be applied to new concrete. The first is a Cure N Seal, like the Armor WB25 or Armor LV25. These products do two things. They protect the concrete by leaving behind a visible, protect layer usually in the form of a gloss, and they leave a chemical in the concrete that allows the concrete to properly cure (prevents the concrete from "drying out" before the 28 day mark). Cure N Seal products are very popular for new concrete.

The second option for new concrete is a sealer. There are some sealers, like the Armor SC25, that won't aid in the curing process but they will protect the concrete without leaving behind a surface film or coating. Sealers like the Armor SC25 are designed to provide up to 10 years of protection against deterioration caused by water absorption, freeze-thaw cycles, and salt damage. If down the road you decide to put down a coating, most coatings are compatible and can be applied directly over surfaces sealed with the Armor SC25.

Which product you use to seal your new concrete will depend on your budget, your need, and what you want your concrete to look like once sealed.

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Armor SX5000 Penetrating Silane Siloxane Concrete Sealer and Masonry Water Repellent (5 GAL)

Armor AR350 Solvent Based Acrylic Wet Look Concrete Sealer and Paver Sealer (5 GAL)

Armor AR500 Solvent Based Wet Look High Gloss Acrylic Concrete Sealer and Paver Sealer (5 GAL)

Armor UTN60 Oil and Gas Resistant Aliphatic Urethane Concrete Floor Coating

5 GAL Armor S2000 Concentrated Sodium Silicate Concrete Densifier Sealer and Surface Hardener

Armor SC25 Siliconate Water Repellent Concrete Sealer with Salt Guard (1 GAL)

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