Published Sunday 24th of November 2013 // Updated Thursday 23rd of February 2017
One of the biggest dangers to concrete is water or any other type of sustained moisture exposure. If there is too much water present in the concrete, it could lead to unpleasant side effects like mildew and mold build-up, as well as potential water damage. Epoxy sealers are an excellent surface sealer option to protect such concrete as found on your garage floors.
Epoxy sealers are a topical option, and will not penetrate into the pores on the surface of the concrete to react chemically within the material. However, they are often easier to apply, being a great choice for the average homeowner. They are also a great choice for various industrial and commercial projects.
Moisture reducing epoxies are an even more effective and flexible option, as they are manufactured to withstand moist conditions. They are not, in fact, chemically or physically sensitive to certain quantities of moisture. This means that you can actually apply moisture reducing epoxies to surfaces that are not entirely dry, making it a great option for a perennially damp or moist slab of concrete.
A typical epoxy sealer is created from the mixing of two components, leading to a thick and durable substance that can last for many years with only one coat. A moisture reducing epoxy like the Vapor-Tek 440 will improve the water resistance of your concrete up to 20lbs/24hr/1000ft allowing for the application of wood flooring, tile or any other floor covering.