Should you seal your Concrete?
Should you seal your Concrete? The clear answer is Most Definitely!
If great-looking mildew and mold-resistant concrete sound good to you, Our Penetrating Sealer is a product that deserves your serious attention.
With a Guarantee to keep water out of your concrete surfaces, you can relax and enjoy beautiful concrete for years to come without the annoying tasks that usually come with it.
Many homeowners today are looking for ways to increase the longevity of their property and exterior surfaces. With home costs down and the costs of materials and home repairs up, it only makes sense to maintain what you own. Proper maintenance will not only increase curb appeal but can add value to your home as well.
Concrete is one of those surfaces that can add curb appeal and value but can decrease it if it is not maintained correctly. Concrete surfaces like driveways, walkways, or sidewalks generally do not have to be sealed or protected to perform well. For example, a concrete driveway will last for years without being sealed, but once it deteriorates, it can be too late to stop. Also, concrete being such a porous surface, it is VERY EASY for the concrete to absorb stains like irrigation rust, oil, vehicle fluid stains, and other contaminants.
There are many reasons to seal a concrete driveway, but one of the main reasons is to extend your concrete’s life and keep it looking good for many years. Here are some other great benefits of concrete driveway sealing.
- Increases the concrete’s longevity
- Improves curb appeal and appearance
- Adds to the value of your home
- It is relatively inexpensive, considering the years of enjoyment
- Reduces flaking, spalling, and cracking
- Protection from oil spills and other stains
- Mildew and Algae resistance –
Besides the added benefits of sealing a concrete driveway or sidewalks, there are also adverse effects that should be considered when concrete is not sealed. Like anything else subjected to the elements, concrete can begin to fail prematurely.
Oxidation from the sun can begin to break down the concrete causing it to age more quickly, resulting in chips or flakes breaking from the top surface. In colder climates, moisture penetrating the concrete can freeze and thaw continuously, causing the concrete to shift, crack, and even heave or buckle.
Without proper maintenance, mold and mildew can build up on concrete that has not been sealed.
The good news is that these situations can be reduced dramatically by simply having your driveway sealed. A high-quality concrete sealer like Splash Proof, a product we firmly stand behind, will block the Florida sun’s harmful U.V. rays and protect the driveway from oil spills and stains while increasing the tensile strength by up to 30%, reducing the chances of the concrete cracking as the heating and cooling of our Tampa Bay sun causes the concrete found on driveways and sidewalks to expand and contract between the expansion joints.
For the reasonably inexpensive cost of sealing a driveway, it is undoubtedly one of the best bangs for your buck regarding home improvements. A quality concrete sealer like Splash Proof nano sealer will keep your concrete driveway, sidewalks, and walkways looking new and performing well for many years.
Our Penetrating Sealer is unlike any other sealant on the market. Using nanotechnology, this Sealer is a true penetrating, V.O.C. compliant water-repellent proprietary modified siloxane concrete sealant. This state-of-the-art siloxane impregnates the substrate as deep as half an inch. The individual nanoparticles are so small (1/10th the size of an atom) that they can deeply fill every capillary and pore found throughout the concrete surfaces – Sealing your concrete surfaces from below the surface.
Because this nano-coating can penetrate so far into the concrete, water or other contaminants CAN NOT easily soak into the pores staining it or creating a breeding ground for mold and mildew.
This product is excellent for ANY concrete surface. Seawall cleaning and sealing, parking garage cleaning and sealing, stairway cleaning and sealing, community sidewalk cleaning and sealing, community concrete curbing and concrete gutter cleaning and sealing, concrete driveway cleaning and sealing, concrete retaining wall cleaning and sealing, and just about any other concrete surfaces.
No more mildew – no more seasonal pressure cleaning – no more ugly concrete!