Published Wednesday 15th of January 2014 // Updated Tuesday 7th of February 2017
One of the most common problems plaguing homeowners, contractors and industry professionals alike are water and moisture issues. Basements are usually the most common application for these water problems since the basement is located in close proximity to the water table. There are thousands of products on the market that claim to waterproof and solve all of your water and moisture problems.
In order to find a product that will truly waterproof you need to look for an industrial grade penetrating sealer. A silicate/siliconate blended sealer will be your best option because of the blend of the smaller silicate molecule and the larger siliconate molecule. The silicate solution will penetrate into the concrete densifying, strengthening and hardening from within, filling all the pores and capillary voids. The siliconate molecule, while also a penetrating component will fill in any pores left unfilled while also providing an invisible water repellent coating on the surface thus waterproofing while remaining breathable.
Ghostshield Lithi-Tek 9500 is a state of the art, industrial grade lithium silicate/siliconate blended sealer that is unrivaled and industry leading. Other benefits include: