Concrete Sealing: Why You Need It Today
Among the most commonly used medium for pavement installation is concrete. Besides being easy to install, concrete is also easy to manipulate depending on the design that an owner wants. Pavers’ contractors have had the experience of creating exceptional designs for concrete pavements upon request of the client. However, poured concrete is riddled with interconnected capillary channels that permit penetration by liquids. These porous channels act like a sponge, and capillary action draws in liquids over time, along with any dissolved salts and other solutes. Very porous surfaces such as concrete absorb liquids relatively quickly.
How do we resolve the problem of concrete absorption to protect your pavement? Properly sealing your concrete will prevent the penetration of liquids such as oils, fertilizer rust, irrigation rust, battery acid, oil, chemicals, and other liquids, as well as prevent mildew buildup. Additionally, our sealers increase the tensile strength by up to 30%, retarding cracking or chipping of the concrete. Even though concrete is cheaper than other pavement materials used in home properties today, it is still worth it to invest in this type of pavement. Not protecting your concrete pavement with proper sealing will surely cost more in the future as you would likely need to redo the whole pavement instead of investing in the maintenance of this aesthetic element of your property.
Because pavements are usually affected by foot traffic and immense pressure, unsealed concrete will certainly wear off immediately if it is not protected well with the right approach and the right sealants.
Interesting Tidbit: The word concrete comes from the Latin word “concretus” which means compact or condensed. Concrete in its earliest form was used in ancient Egypt, Babylon, Assyria, and the Roman Empire.
Advantages of Concrete Sealing
As noted earlier, concrete is a very porous material, susceptible to all kinds of staining and marking. Oil, grease, and rust are nearly impossible to remove because they are so easily absorbed. Unsealed concrete retains water for long periods, creating an ideal situation for mold and mildew to grow. Sealing it will prolong the life of the concrete pavement and lessen the cost of having to reinstall a new one. What could you expect from a sealed concrete pavement? Here are some impactful results of concrete pavement sealing that we at Pavers have observed based on the clients we provided our service to:
- Permanent water and moisture proofing
- Reinforces the density & hardness of the concrete by up to 30%
- Reduces cracking, dusting & efflorescence of the concrete
- Protects against the intense Florida sun and other natural elements
- Protects concrete from absorbing oil, rust, and other stains
- Resists Moss, Mold & Algae Growth Due To Water Repellency
- Discourages the growth of bacteria, mold, mildew, and algae
- Extends the life of a painted concrete building & decorative concrete
With all these advantages to concrete sealing, wouldn’t you say it is a worthy investment? Question is, how sure are you going to get your money’s worth from the pavement sealing service that you get? Here at Pavers, we make sure that our clients do not only get the best service. We also see to it that our clients are satisfied with the final results. This is why we developed a process that will not only give you a budget-friendly option for sealing your concrete but would also give you your money’s worth.
We have developed a full-proof concrete pavement sealing process that will ensure you of getting the best value from investing in our services:
- Pre-treat with cleaner & degreaser
We start with cleaning your pavement. This will enable us to see more closely what problems we ought to be dealing with to make sure that our approach to clearing your pavement is detailed enough.
- Chemical removal/lightning of stains/rust/oil
Once the pre-treatment cleaning is complete, we deal with the specific problems your concrete pavement is dealing with. Every pavement sealing job is unique. Hence, we make sure that we are treating the specific problems of every pavement we are tasked to seal.
- Thorough power washing
After removing all the chemicals and other elements that cause your concrete pavement to lose its integrity and quality over time, we apply thoroughly power washing with the application of cleaning agents that are not only designed to clear up your pavement but also prepare it for sealing.
- Post-treat with a brightener made specifically for concrete
The application of the sealing agent is part of the final phase of our pavement sealing process. After the sealant is applied, we treat your concrete pavement with brightener solutions to make it look new and beautiful.
- High-Volume rinse
Once everything is applied, the final touch to your sealing process is applying a high-volume rinse. This will remove all elements that may have not been removed earlier.
All these procedures can be done within a 24-hour duration or less. We also assure all our pavement sealing services of 5 years warranty and offer discounts to repeat sealing job orders later on. We have been using this approach of concrete sealing for a long time now and it works well even with commercial concrete or high-traffic concrete areas.
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Want to work with us? We will be more than glad to guide you through the process. If you want to receive an estimate of the job order you want to place with Pavers, please feel free to contact us today and we will be ready to accommodate you any time of the day.