Sealers and Coatings

Sealers and Coatings

Concrete is susceptible to absorbing moisture, which contains soluble minerals that break the bonds that hold concrete together, causing it to crack or corrode overtime. Concrete is also quite permeable and can easily be stained by nature or commercial/residential chemical products. After spending time and money laying new concrete, no one wants to see it be less than perfect for some time. To avoid scratching, denting, or ruining concrete, the best concrete sealer should be applied for the application at hand.

The type of concrete sealer will determine when the sealer should be placed. Many sealers should be applied as soon as the concrete can bear weight. Other sealants (like epoxy, for example) will need to wait to be applied until the concrete is completely cured. In general, all concrete sealer varieties can be applied once the concrete is cured in about 28 to 30 days.