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. 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 preventing mildew buildup. Additionally, our sealers increase the tensile strength by up to 30%, retarding cracking or chipping of the concrete.
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 Sealed Concrete.
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.
- 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
- Inhibits mildew growth as water can no longer rest & sit in the pores
- Discourages the growth of bacteria, mold, mildew, and algae
- Extends the life of a painted concrete building & decorative concrete
- IDEAL for Commercial Concrete and high traffic concrete areas
- ALL IN 1 DAY PROCESS! Giving you less downtime to have your car back in the garage or kids back in the pool within 24 hours of application!
- 5-year warranty on groundwork (concrete driveways, sidewalks, parking garages, stairwells, etc.)
Concrete Sealing Process:
- Pre-treat with cleaner & degreaser
- Chemical removal of stains/rust/oil
- Thorough power washing
- Post-treat with a brightener made specifically for concrete
- High-Pressure rinse
- Repeat if necessary
- LIBERAL coat of Our Concrete Sealer (this is a 1 coat sealant – additional coats will be simply waste as they can no longer penetrate, that’s just how effective this product is.)
- FROM START TO FINISH, ALL IN 1 DAY PROCESS!
- COMPLETELY SLIP RESISTANT!
Why should you seal your Concrete?
Concrete is one of the most-popular surfaces in the world and it is used in a countless number of applications. From concrete floors and pool decks to driveways and sidewalks, you can’t go far without encountering something that is made from concrete.
While there are plenty of great properties that concrete brings to any project, its tendency to absorb moisture and to allow mold and mildew to develop is something that you would probably like to fix.
The best way to reduce the growth of algae and mildew in concrete is to not allow water to enter the concrete in the first place and that is exactly what Splash Proof will do for you.
For a commercial property or business owner, ongoing maintenance on concrete surfaces is an expense that you would love to get rid of, or at least dramatically reduce. For the homeowner, caring for the concrete surfaces around your home is probably a chore that you dread performing each year. The good news is that both the commercial property owner and the homeowner can take concrete cleaning off of their to-do list simply by contacting us to seal your concrete.
It is water that creates the need for concrete maintenance, and we will make sure that the water never gets a chance to start any trouble in/on your concrete.
Of course, there is already a well-known method of cleaning concrete surfaces that have become coated in mildew. It’s called power washing, or pressure washing and it is one of the most frustrating and time-consuming maintenance tasks around for our commercial clients as well as our residential clients. Anyone who has worked to clean a concrete surface using a power washer or pressure washer knows just how difficult it can be. Not only is power washing a difficult chore to complete, but it is also only a temporary solution. You may be able to blast the mold and mildew off the surface of the concrete for now, but it will certainly be coming back in a short period of time. In fact, since pressure washing is done with water, you are providing the moisture needed for the next round of mold and mildew to begin to grow! Consistent power washing can wear down the surface tension
About Splash Proof
Whether the surface in question is concrete, pavers, stone, or many other options, Splash Proof can provide a hydrophobic layer which will reduce the growth of mold and mildew for years!
Splash Proof is a nanotechnology coating that is solvent-based or water-based, penetrating, V.O.C. compliant water-repellent which contains a proprietary modified silicone. This solvent-based silicone penetrates up to 1/4 inch or more, depending on surface porosity and moisture content at the time of application. Splash Proof reacts with the minerals in concrete, pavers, and stone. This reaction forms strong permanent bonds beneath the surface and creates a hydrophobic zone that prevents water molecules from penetrating while allowing free migration of water vapors. The chemical bonds formed in this process allows Splash Proof to become an integral part of the substrate and provide long-term water-repellent protection.
Splash Proof water-repellent products create long-lasting protection (up to 15 years) from negative environmental effects. Our products were designed to combat these problems, not only increasing the longevity of treated structures but also decreasing maintenance costs. Effective hydrophobization is possible without using inorganic compounds.
Moisture is the root cause of almost all mechanisms that damage mineral-based building materials. The porous nature of mineral substrates soaks up the water containing contaminants via capillary suction. This fact causes many damaging effects to the substrate. Preventing water ingress into a substrate structure can completely eliminate the risk of damages to the substrate caused by moisture.
Conventional coatings, like polymeric, prevent water ingress but simultaneously seal off the pores blocking water within. This results in the inner decay of the substrate. At the same time, they are not resistant to UV radiation or scratches what allows water to penetrate again.
Splash Proof is 100% UV resistant. Meaning the harsh Florida sun WILL NOT have any effect on this concrete sealer! There are many sealants that are produced for concrete sealing, however, NONE are geared towards Florida’s VERY HARSH UV exposure caused by our intense Florida sun – making all of the other sealants only last between 2-3 years. Our concrete sealer will be backed up by a 5-year warranty on flat work (driveways, sidewalks, parking garages, stairwells, commercial properties etc.) – and lab testing has shown the concrete sealant to still maintain a water bead at the 20-year mark!
Only 1 coat is required – additional coats are simply a waste based on the chemical makeup of the sealant.
This product is ideal for ALL CONCRETE applications, including commercial sidewalks throughout neighborhood communities and city property, poured concrete is typically found on driveways and sidewalks, sea-wall, cinder block which is used to waterproof homes, buildings, and concrete tile roof sealing as well.
Why chose us over a competitor or doing it yourself?
Sealing concrete isn’t as simple as pressure cleaning it and spraying a sealer down. There are dozens of factors that come into play on every single job which will be dependent on application time, method, saturation requirement, and if it can be done at that moment. Ground moisture levels play a major part in sealing – every job gets a moisture test to ensure the product will not have any adverse reactions. Some things that can happen when concrete isn’t sealed properly is moisture can become trapped between the concrete and the sealant turning your surface white or yellow. Requiring a VERY COSTLY (usually $3/sq ft) stripping of the failed sealant and re-application.
We are one of the most experienced concrete and paver sealing companies in Florida. We are Manufacture Certified as well as a UAMCC Contractor, We have all of the products, equipment, enviro safe chemicals, sealants, and knowledge to ensure every project is completed to the peak of perfection. This is not a job for the “do it yourself”, homeowner, general contractor or handyman who claims to be a “jack of all trades”. About 50% of our business is on the restoration side of things. Stripping off other contractors failed work is a common task we perform which is very labor intensive and requires expensive chemicals. And believe me – we will charge accordingly! – protect your home and your checkbook: just hire us the first time.
*Hydrophobic warranty means water will bead on the surface throughout warranty period
90% of our estimates are able to be given, based off a satellite imagery program we subscribe to, that’s updated every 4 months, which allows us to take Near Exact square footage measurements of your driveways or pool decks and patios. This makes our overhead expenses lower as we are able to give quotes with this program – most companies schedule their estimates and will either show up late or not at all, having to reschedule
We are an Owner Operated Family Business, therefore your estimate and the work that will be completed on your home will be by the owner and our crew so there is are no mistakes.
You have nothing to lose at all to get a quick quote! Quotes will be emailed to our customers the same day of the request with a very detailed description of our process along with links to all of the products that we would be using on your home.