Published Monday 24th of February 2014 // Updated Friday 3rd of February 2017
Think of a sponge, with all of the open pockets and pores and the porous nature that allows it to absorb and hold large amounts of water. Concrete, as strong as it may seem, is actually extremely porous by nature comprised of multiple open pores and capillary voids. These open pores and voids allow water to penetrate and seep into a concrete foundation or slab causing all sorts of mold, mildew and efflorescence problems. So how do you prevent water, mold, mildew and efflorescence from traveling through your concrete?
By using Lithi-Tek 9500 a deep penetrating concrete sealer, densifier and waterproofer, water and moisture intrusion is prevented from causing harmful damage. With an industry leading molecular nanotechnology formulation, the nano size particles allow for a deeper and more even disbursement. With a unique blend of silicate and siliconate molecules plus added enzymes and surfactants working in conjunction with one another, the silicate particles will penetrate and densify and chemically react to fill all the pores and voids from within, while the siliconate particles will chemically react with the carbon dioxide in the air to form an invisible waterproofing hydrophobic barrier that will not peel, flake or bubble.
Lithi-Tek 9500 is an excellent product for poured concrete and concrete that will not be exposed to deicing salts; however, if you are looking to seal a substrate other than concrete such as brick, pavers or masonry or if you are looking for deicing salt and freeze-thaw protection the best product to use is the Sioxa-Tek 8500.