Published Wednesday 5th of February 2014 // Updated Wednesday 24th of May 2017
One of the most common problems our technical support team here at Kretetek hears about on a daily basis is water. Water entering a basement, water seeping through walls and preventing water from damaging a driveway to name a few. So how do you prevent, protect and waterproof your concrete? That is where the Ghostshield formulas come into play. The Ghostshield formulas utilize molecular nano technology to penetrate and seep deep into the pores, voids and capillary tracts of a concrete slab. Since the nano particles in the formulas are so small in size they are able to travel through the concrete filling in all of the empty space and rendering the concrete hydrophobic. Since concrete is an extremely porous material it is extremely susceptible to water seepage if not properly sealed.
For an easy and cost effective solution, Lithi-Tek 9500 is an excellent choice. Lithi-Tek 9500 is a penetrating densifier and waterproofering sealer. Through penetration the silicate molecules densify, harden and provide protection from within, while through topical protection the siliconate molecules react at the surface with the carbon dioxide in the air forming a hydrophobic barrier preventing any water from entering through the surface. It is a great option for poured concrete substrates but is not recommended for brick, stone, masonry or cinderblocks. The Lithi-Tek 9500 is a concentrated product and is mixed with 4 gallons of water prior to sealing which makes for
If you are looking for a waterproofing sealer that can be used on multiple substrates the Siloxa-Tek 8500 is an excellent choice. Siloxa-Tek 8500 is a penetrating water repellent and deicing salt repellent so it is frequently used on driveway applications to keep out harmful deicing salts that cause spalling, pitting and cracking. It is also used in basements in conjunction with the Lithi-Tek 4500 primer - by using the Lithi-Tek 4500 product first as a primer, waiting seven days and applying the Siloxa-Tek 8500 as a topcoat.
If you are looking for a waterproofing sealer and deicing salt repellent that can be used on multiple substrates AND will give staining protection from oils, greases, fluids and leaves the best product to use is the Siloxa-Tek 8505 (if you are looking for a water based product) or Siloxa-Tek 8510 (if you are looking for a solvent based product).