Published Tuesday 21st of January 2014
What do you need to look for when choosing a concrete waterproofer? Concrete waterproofing sealers are the most effective solutions as long as you choose the correct product formulation. For many years silicates have been pushed as the concrete waterproofing products of choice. However, it cannot be said enough that silicates are densifiers. They will harden, strengthen, densify and seal concrete but they will not waterproof your home.
In order for a sealer to effectively waterproof it needs to be a blended silicate/siliconate formulation. What is so unique and special is the reaction the two parts of this formula have when used in conjunction. The small atomic structure of the silicate molecule penetrates, chemically reacts and densifys concrete. By filling in cracks, pores and capillary voids concrete is strengthened and permanently sealed. That is where the siliconate molecule comes into play. With its slightly larger molecular size and its penetrating topical nature, it fills in any pockets the silicate might have missed while also creating an invisible waterproofing barrier. Water, moisture, mold, mildew and efflorescence are all stopped while still remaining breathable. Since the blended silicate/siliconate penetrates it remains breathable and resistant to peeling, flaking, chipping or bubbling.
Ghostshield Lithi-Tek 9500 is the most advanced lithium silicate/siliconate blend sealer available today. Formulated and developed to fill the void (no pun intended) traditional silicates left with their false waterproofing claims, you will not be disappointed or left with a product that does not work. We guarantee that Lithi-Tek 9500 will solve all your water and moisture issues if properly applied and maintained.