Published Wednesday 14th of May 2014 // Updated Monday 30th of January 2017
When it comes to sealing a driveway there are a few sealers to choose from depending on the desired finish. If you are looking to protect your driveway from common aliments such as mold, mildew, efflorescence and moisture the best product for the application would be the Lithi-Tek LS 9500. This penetrating, invisible sealer is covered under a 100 year warranty guaranteeing protection from delamination. Covering up to 1000 square feet, one gallon of the concentrated Lithi-Tek 9500 will waterproof, densify the concrete and is nontoxic applied by a pump sprayer.
The Lithi-Tek 9500 can be used in a warmer climate where there is no risk of snow, salt, mad chlorides and frigid temperatures. If you live in a climate plagued with winters or if you are looking for a Department of Transportation approved sealer the best sealer to use would be the Siloxa-Tek 8500. In order to protect your concrete driveway and walkways from salt degradation, spalling, pitting and freeze-thaw cycles this high percentage solids silane/siloxane blend is really the only option to ensure your driveway remains intact all winter long. Siloxa-Tek 8500 is also an invisible, penetrating sealer that is completely breathable leaving the concrete with a natural finish.
The Siloxa-Tek 8505 or the Siloxa-Tek 8510 are great options is if you are looking for deicing salt protection, freeze-thaw protection and resistance to oils and staining. The Siloxa-Tek 8505 is water based and the Siloxa-Tek 8510 is solvent based.
If you are looking to seal a stamped concrete driveway, decorative paver driveway, dyed, stained or stenciled driveway your best bet would be to go with a high performance acrylic sealer. When it comes to choosing an acrylic sealer your best bet is to go with a high solids sealer that will not delaminate and will resist harsh UV light. If you are looking for a gloss, wet look finish Cryli-Tek 5505 is the best option. This solvent based acrylic will outperform and outlast without the risk of peeling and flaking. If you would rather go with a water based, matte finish sealer that will slightly enhance the concrete without a solvent odor, Cryli-Tek 5500 is the best option. Both sealers enhance and add a beautiful decorative finish to any concrete driveway.
No matter what your application the Ghostshield line of high performance concrete sealers, with their innovative molecular nano technology formulations, will provide industrial grade protection and durability.