The two best silane-siloxane water repellent concrete sealers are the Armor SX5000 and the Armor SX5000 WB. They chemically react with the concrete to form a hydrophobic barrier within the pores that reduces the absorption of surface water by up to 95%. By reducing surface water absorption, damage and deterioration caused by surface absorption is also reduced. Cracking, spalling, staining, salt damage, and mold growth will all be reduced once your concrete is sealed with a silane-siloxane water repellent sealer.
Silane-siloxane concrete sealers are popular because they don’t change the look or color of the concrete, and they won’t leave a surface film or coating. They are the best type of sealer to use if you want to reduce damage and deterioration without changing the appearance or surface traction of the concrete. Silane-siloxane sealers also make great sealers for brick, pavers, and natural stone.
A third water repellent sealer is the Armor WL550. While it offers many of the same benefits as a silane-siloxane water repellent sealer, it will also slightly enhance the color of the concrete to bring out any dull and faded coloring.
What Makes A Silane-Siloxane Sealer The Best Sealer?
The market is flooded with concrete sealers, and new brands are emerging every week. Finding the best silane-siloxane sealer for your concrete can be a time-consuming task. While there are several factors that go into making a great silane-siloxane sealer, the best way for you to determine which silane-siloxane sealer is best for your concrete is to put your choices to the test! Find an area on your concrete and run a side-by-side comparison of the sealers you are considering. Watch how they perform when exposed to water and see how they hold up over a few weeks. The silane-siloxane sealer that keeps your concrete looking cleaner longer is the concrete sealer you should choose. Now, the only thing you can’t compare with a test area is the test of time. While many silane-siloxane sealers will offer similar benefits in the beginning, where they differ is in performance over time. The high quality the sealer, the longer it will last and the better it will perform.
If you have hit a dead end with comparisons, there are a few other things you can do to choose the best silane siloxane concrete sealer:
- Call the manufacturer and talk to them about their products. See if you feel comfortable with the information they are giving you, and make sure you are being giving nothing short of great customer service.
- Research the company and look at product reviews. Customer reviews are a great way to read up on customer experiences and applications.
Still have questions? Call a Foundation Armor technician today!