Concrete has always been used as a building material in residential homes and interior and exterior commercial buildings. Commercial buildings are usually always sealed since the contractor and/or builder knows that it is imperative that the floors be sealed in order to protect them and extend their wear life. Homeowners on the other hand may choose to forgo the sealing when building a new home. They might think it is not cost effective or unimportant or when the time comes that there is a problem that is when they are going to seal their concrete.
On the contrary, it is vital when building a home or moving into a new home that you seal all the concrete. Even if you have lived in your house for many years and have not had any problems it is still crucial that you seal the concrete. Concrete is essentially a large porous sponge filled with tiny cracks and capillary voids that allow water, moisture, mold, mildew and efflorescence to travel throughout the slab. If you leave concrete untreated there is an extreme potential for all of those conditions to come to life.
The best decision you can ever make when it comes to sealing residential or commercial floors is to use a Ghostshield concrete sealer:
- Lithi-Tek 9500 is an industrial grade, industry leading solution. The most advanced concrete sealer, densifier and waterproofer available. What sets it apart is its lithium silicate/siliconate blended molecular nano-technology formula and its ability to prevent mold, mildew, efflorescence, radon and moisture transmission while also sealing, hardening, strengthening and densifying concrete. An excellent choice if you are looking for a cost effective solution.
- Siloxa-Tek 8505 is a great choice if you are looking for any sort of deicing salt resistance and staining protection - resitance from household fluids and condiments, and resistance from oils and greases in industrial environments. The Siloxa-Tek 8505 is water based, but if you are looking for a higher performing solvent based counterpart the Siloxa-Tek 8510 is an excellent choice.