Published Monday 13th of January 2014 // Updated Friday 19th of May 2017
Concrete has always been used as a building material in residential homes and interior and exterior commercial buildings. Commercial buildings are usually always sealed since the contractor and/or builder knows that it is imperative that the floors be sealed in order to protect them and extend their wear life. Homeowners on the other hand may choose to forgo the sealing when building a new home. They might think it is not cost effective or unimportant or when the time comes that there is a problem that is when they are going to seal their concrete.
On the contrary, it is vital when building a home or moving into a new home that you seal all the concrete. Even if you have lived in your house for many years and have not had any problems it is still crucial that you seal the concrete. Concrete is essentially a large porous sponge filled with tiny cracks and capillary voids that allow water, moisture, mold, mildew and efflorescence to travel throughout the slab. If you leave concrete untreated there is an extreme potential for all of those conditions to come to life.
The best decision you can ever make when it comes to sealing residential or commercial floors is to use a Ghostshield concrete sealer: