Published Thursday 30th of January 2014 // Updated Tuesday 7th of February 2017
If your home or building features concrete steps, youre probably looking for a concrete sealing product to protect those steps to prolong their life. Without adequate protection, the concrete can warp, crack, spall, corrode, crumble, and degrade in a variety of other ways. While this can happen slowly over time, it can also happen quickly, depending on the environmental and situational conditions surrounding your concrete steps.
These steps, however, once properly treated, are sure to last for an extended period of time. Concrete is a naturally durable material that has been purported to last for tens of thousands of years long beyond what any human being, or any generations of human beings, would ever need a structure for. Therefore, it is extremely cost effective and in your best interests to treat your concrete steps with a concrete sealer if you wish to prevent any problems and potentially costly repairs in the future.
The best concrete sealer for concrete steps would be a silane/siloxane variety. The silane/siloxane type of concrete sealer combines particles of silane and particles of siloxane in one solution. When applied properly, the solutions particles of silane penetrate past the surface, working in conjunction with the particles of siloxane that pool on the surface of the concrete, due to their larger particle size. These particles then form a hydrophobic barrier between the concrete and the exterior world, which helps to prevent the incursion of water, deicing salts, or other dirt and debris, increasing the structural integrity of your concrete steps. The best silane/siloxane sealer offering on the market today is the Siloxa-Tek 8500. The Siloxa-Tek 8500 is a water-based offering that will help increase the UV stability, slip resistance, and water resistance of your concrete steps, preventing cracks and degradation over the course of the steps lives.