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Concrete Sealing

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, spilled drinks, chemicals, and other liquids, as well as helps prevent mold buildup. Additionally, our concrete sealer increases the tensile strength by up to 30%, retarding cracking or chipping of the concrete

​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!

​Our Concrete Sealing Process:

 

  • Pre-treat with concrete cleaner & degreaser

  • Chemical removal of any oil/rust/stains

  • Thorough power washing

  • Post-treat with concrete brightener

  • High-pressure rinse

  • Heavy "Flood coat" of Nano concrete Sealer
    (this is a 1 coat sealant - additional coats will be simply waste as the product waterproofs so quickly, additional coats can not soak in)

  • FROM START TO FINISH, 1 DAY PROCESS!

  • COMPLETELY SLIP RESISTANT!

  • 4-hour total cure time!

​Why should you seal your concrete surfaces? 

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 allow mold and mildew to develop is something that you would probably like to fix.

 The best way to reduce the growth of mold 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 Dura Guard 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 your concrete.

Of course, there is already a well-known method of cleaning concrete surfaces that have become coated in mold and 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!

About Nano Concrete Sealants

Whether the surface in question is concrete, pavers, a tile roof, stone, or many other options, Nano sealers can provide a hydrophobic layer that will reduce the growth of mold and mildew for years!

Our Nano Sealer is a nanotechnology coating that is a solvent-based, penetrating, V.O.C. compliant water repellent which contains a proprietary modified siloxane. This solvent-based siloxane penetrates up to 1/4 inch or more, depending on surface porosity and moisture content at the time of application.
Our concrete sealer 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 the free migration of water vapors. The chemical bonds formed in this process allow this sealer to become an integral part of the substrate and provide long-term water-repellent protection.

Nano sealer water-repellent products create long-lasting protection (up to 10 years) from negative environmental effects. These products were designed to combat these problems, not only increasing the longevity of treated surfaces but also decreasing maintenance costs. Effective hydrophobization is possible without using inorganic compounds.
 

Moisture is the root cause of almost all mechanisms that damage concrete. The porous nature of concrete soaks up water containing contaminants via capillary suction. This causes many damaging effects within the concrete surface. Preventing water ingress into concrete can completely eliminate the risk of damage to the substrate caused by moisture.


Only 1 coat is required, as additional coats are simply a waste due to the chemical makeup of the concrete sealant. 
This product is ideal for ALL CONCRETE applications, including commercial sidewalks throughout neighborhood communities and city property, poured concrete typically found on driveways and sidewalks, sea walls, cinder block to waterproof homes and buildings, and concrete tile roof sealing as well.   

​Why choose us over a competitor or do 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 dependant 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. Also, when concrete isn't sealed properly, 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 brick paver sealing companies in the United States. No other concrete sealing company completes a greater annual volume of sealed concrete and concrete paver surfaces than Dura Guard - which translates directly to experience. We have all of the products, equipment, chemicals, sealants, and knowledge to ensure every project is completed to the peak of perfection. This is not a job for the "do it yourselfer", homeowner, general contractor, or handyman. About 40% 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 charge accordingly! - protect your home and your checkbook -- just hire us the first time.

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