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:
- Prevents water and moisture intrusion
- Becomes an integral part of the concrete, forming a complete body of strength and durability with 100% of the results occurring below the surface
- Penetrates deeply and seals concretes capillary tracts and shrinkage cracks preventing the growth of mold and mildew and the spread of radon.
- Resists the spread of vapor transmission
- Increases concretes compressive strength
- Combats Alkali Silica Reaction (ASR)
- Efflorescence attacks are prevented
- 1 gallon is concentrated making 5 gallons, covering up to 1000 square feet
- Seals hairline and shrinkage cracks rather than merely masking or bridging them
- Waterproofing and chemical-resistance properties remain intact even if the surface is damaged
- Dries clear. The color and look of the concrete will not change after sealing resulting in 100% transparent and non-slip surfaces
- Easy to apply, labor-cost effective.
- Nontoxic, Low VOCs and no harmful fumes.