How to Stop Concrete Sweating

Published Thursday 20th of February 2014 // Updated Wednesday 24th of May 2017

Topics: concrete sealer, how to

Lithi-Tek 4500 primer and Siloxa-Tek 8510 topcoat are the perfect products to use on a concrete floor that has excessive sweating issues. Concrete sweating usually occurs when the warm air comes contact with a cooler concrete slab and it causes the concrete floor to sweat. This can be problematic since this moisture can be absorbed by the concrete and continue to release from the top of the concrete until the water has fully evaporated. In order to prevent this first use the Lithi-Tek 4500 as a primer which treats and seals from the inside out strengthening the concrete. The 4500 is followed up by the Siloxa-Tek 8510 topcoat, seven days later, which provides an oleophobic and hydrophobic barrier on the surface that will not chip, flake, delaminate or breakdown with UV light exposure. It will also prevent the concrete from sweating. If fluids come into contact with the concrete they will bead off the surface and have no chance to penetrate and cause additional damage.

Surface Preparation: The products need to be applied to a clean, uncontaminated, preferably dry surface. There must be no previous sealers or coatings on the surface since the sealer is penetrating and needs to come into direct contact with the concrete in order to chemically react and impregnate.

The molecular nanotechnology used in our formulation in conjunction with added enzymes and surfactants aide in accelerating a deeper penetrating disbursement. Thus eliciting a more effective, uniformed chemical reaction between our formula and the concrete / masonry substrate its being applied to. After using Lithi-Tek 4500 and Siloxa-Tek 8510 concrete sweating will no longer be an issue. The passage of water and moisture vapor will be permanently stopped and the concrete slab will be indefinitely sealed, waterproofed and protected.

Siloxa-Tek 8510

Water, oil & salt repellent

Lithi-Tek 4500

Densifier & hardener

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