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How to Prevent Salt Degradation

Published Monday 3rd of March 2014

With the ever lasting winter raging on throughout the entire country, this widespread snow will cause more damage than you might be anticipating. Wherever there is snow, there is salt. This salt is used to melt the snow and prevent roads, driveways, walkways and sidewalks from becoming excessively slippery. While the salt is melting snow it is also causing excessive damage to roads, driveways and sidewalks erroding the concrete and causing additional voids, spalling and cracking.

In order to prevent the aforementioned from occurring, the use of Siloxa-Tek 8500 will help to prevent any sort of salt degradation. This high solids silane/siloxane blend will not only penetrate to protect from within, but a hydrophobic barrier is created, preventing the passage of snow, water and salt. Used by the Department of Transportation, high solids silane/siloxanes are tested by drawing core samples of areas treated with the sealer. If the sealer is able to pass a series of tests including water absorption and chloride ion ingress it is then approved by the DOT and used on various bridges and roadways in the state.

An outstanding feature of the product is that the treated surfaces will show no change in visual appearance from application and the surface will not chip, flake, delaminate or breakdown with UV light exposure. Siloxa-Tek 8500 is able to repel deicing salts and chlroides and protect concrete from spalling, pitting, cracking and corrosion. Long lasting protection from salt degradation with an easy application and proven DOT results make Siloxa-Tek 8500 an industry leading solution.

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