Published Sunday 24th of November 2013 // Updated Thursday 11th of May 2017
If you have concrete, you probably know the importance of treating your concrete surfaces with a strong concrete sealer. These products can ensure your concrete remains as strong as it was when it was first poured for lifetimes. Additionally, they can even make your concrete stronger and better prepared to stand up to tough environmental conditions. If you choose to apply concrete sealer, however, you have to know the proper precautions to take to ensure your safety. Equally important is making sure the proper conditions are met to ensure that the concrete sealer is able to bond with or penetrate into the concrete. Without proper adhesion or penetration, the concrete sealer will not be protecting your concrete, leaving it vulnerable to the same problems as untreated concrete.
Grinding concrete, however, is not something you can just do. In order to properly grind concrete, you have to treat it with a densifer. A product like the Lithi-Tek 4500 will penetrate within the concrete, making it significantly stronger by reacting to fill the concrete with more of the naturally occurring material that gives concrete its strength. Once the concrete has been densified, you can feel free to grind it according to the proper methods using a grinding disk. And, finally, once the concrete has been ground and is at a CSP level 2 or 3, you can feel free to apply an industrial grade coating like the Epoxy 325, Urethane 645 or Polyaspartic 745.