Articles Tagged "Concrete Protection"

Water Repellents

Water is one of nature’s most powerful elements. It’s forceful enough to make its way into some of the most solid materials. Take for instance concrete. Even though concrete is tough, concrete... Read More

How to Waterproof Concrete

When concrete and mineral substrates come into contact with water, they absorb an amount which depends on their porosity. Water is one of the most detrimental causes of structural damage such as... Read More

Concrete Surface Preparation

Concrete coatings typically fail due to inadequate surface penetration or moisture. In order for a coating to properly adhere, the concrete surface must be free of surface defects, clean, sound and... Read More

Water Repellent Sealer vs Concrete Restoration

Architects and engineers are currently rediscovering reinforced concrete and its no wonder, since virtually no other construction material offers so many possibilities. However, concrete and steel are... Read More

How to Prevent Concrete Damage

Concrete damage can occur through some of the following means:Carbonation: Carbon dioxide from the air can react with the calcium hydroxide in concrete to form calcium carbonate in a process which is... Read More

Hydrophobic Concrete Sealers

Typical Concrete Damages:Corrosion of Rebar: Rebar is protected by the oxide layer in alkaline concrete. Carbon dioxide reduces concrete's alkalinity from outside to inside by formation of calcium... Read More

Water Based Water Repellents

Silane, siloxane, and siliconate based water repellents have been used for decades to protect buildings against moisture and consequent physical, chemical and biological deterioration. These silicone... Read More

Silanes Siloxanes and Siliconates

Sealers that are formulated to prevent the ingress of water and chlorides are typically of a silane, siloxane or siliconate carrier that work by changing the surface tension of a substrate. The change... Read More

How to Protect Concrete from Chloride Penetration

Concrete is thought to be a durable and long-lasting building material. However, with the high levels of moisture and alkalinity, if left unprotected, it will begin to deteriorate when exposed to very... Read More

Ghostshield Concrete Sealers

Because of the extremely porous nature of concrete, it is exposed and susceptible to harmful substances that penetrate by means of moisture. By creating a water-repellent zone and using a Ghostshield... Read More