Raw concrete is soft and prone to staining, pitting, delamination and dusting at the surface of the concrete slab. In outdoor spaces — such as driveways, patios, sidewalks and walkways — foot traffic, vehicles, weather patterns and chemicals can exacerbate the problem. Fortunately, there are options to make exterior concrete more durable, attractive and long-lasting.
Silicone Sealers for Exterior Concrete
Siliconate sealers actually penetrate the concrete to form a barrier that seals and strengthens the subsurface of the slab. These sealers make concrete last longer, look new and can boost overall curb appeal.
Penetrating silicone sealers work by forming a hydrophobic barrier that helps prevent the penetration of water, oil and other liquids. This makes them stain resistant, while also protecting the concrete from damage caused by chemicals, freeze/thaw cycles, efflorescence and deicing salts. Siliconate sealers are cost-effective and work especially well for outdoor spaces. Furthermore, these sealers do not affect the appearance of raw concrete.
For more information on how to make exterior concrete more durable and attractive, contact us today!