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Concrete absorbs fluid freely. Moreover, surface moisture intrusion damages concrete surfaces. Household chemicals, salt, oil, and fertilizer can also damage and discolor unsealed concrete.
Common forms of damage to concrete surfaces include:
- Surface scaling from freeze and thaw
- Alkali-silica reaction
- Chemical intrusion
- Corrosion of steel reinforcements
Benefits of Concrete Sealing and Waterproofing
Concrete sealers form a protective layer on the concrete surface that provides long-lasting resistance to abrasion, corrosion, and chemicals.
The benefits of concrete sealing and waterproofing are to:
Extend the Life of Concrete Surfaces
Concrete surfaces can last an average of 30 years. However, cracks and discoloration can force you to replace damaged concrete surfaces earlier than planned. Concrete sealing shields your concrete surfaces from cracks and discoloration, thus prolonging the life of concrete surfaces.
Prevent Mold and Mildew
Porous concrete absorbs water and moisture. Moisture absorption leads to the formation of mold and mildew, especially if concrete surfaces stay wet for long periods. Mold and mildew appear as green discolorations on your concrete floor. Concrete sealing inhibits the growth of these fungi.
Concrete sealants protect your surfaces from grime, oil leaks, stains, and the UV rays of the sun. Concrete sealing also blocks moisture from seeping into your concrete surfaces and keeps it safe from freezing and thawing.
Increase Concrete Durability
Scaling, cracking, or chipping occurs when harsh elements penetrate exterior concrete. Concrete sealing prevents these damages by making your concrete surfaces more durable.
Improve the Color of Concrete
Decorative sealers give your concrete surface a glossy finish and prevent it from looking old, dingy, and dry over time. Maintain the clean and sharp look of your concrete surfaces through concrete sealing and waterproofing.
Add Value to Your Property
Homebuyers and renters view flooring as one of the prominent features of a house. Concrete sealing and waterproofing can make your concrete surfaces look fresh and new, adding a premium and value to your property.
How to Seal and Waterproof Concrete
Concrete sealing is a challenging process that requires the right skills and tools to become successful. Here is a summary of the steps to concrete sealing and waterproofing.
- Remove dirt, dust, grease, oil, stains, and other particles from the concrete using an industrial hot-water pressure washer.
- Thoroughly strip the existing sealer from the surface if there is any.
- Apply an etching solution to open up the concrete.
- Apply the right amount of sealer using a roller or sprayer for first coating.
- Let the first layer of sealer to dry and check for defects, or presence of dust and other impurities.
- Apply the right amount and thickness of the sealer as a second coat in the opposite direction.
- Allow the sealer to dry.
Concrete Sealing Contractor in Florida
Commercial concrete sealing is ideal for areas with high foot and machine traffic like sidewalks and warehouse floors. Concrete sealing and waterproofing services in residential spaces, such as concrete patios, driveways, walkways, swimming pool decks, kitchen and bathroom floors, and other indoor floors, can protect your concrete surfaces from the harsh elements.
At Cat & I, we have a highly trained team of experts to prepare and apply sealers to your concrete surfaces. We can help you preserve the beauty of your home and protect your property from wear and tear through our high-quality concrete sealing and waterproofing services.
Contact Cat & I or call us today at (407) 654-7574 in Orlando or (813) 337-6700 in Tampa for more information or to request a quote for a concrete sealing and waterproofing project.