5 Reasons To Seal Your Concrete – Concrete Sealing Edmonton
ECA offers Concrete Services to the greater Edmonton area including: Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Leduc, Nisku, Acheson,
Millet, Wetaskiwin, Beaumont, Spruce Grove, Fort Saskatchewan, Stony Plain, Sturgeon County, Morinville and areas.
Proper maintenance of your new or established concrete will not only increase curb appeal but can add value to your property as well.
There are 3 main types of concrete sealer: Integral, Topical and Penetrating.
INTEGRAL SEALERS: Before your concrete mix leaves the plant integral sealers area added, with this you receive the benefits of a topical application but the sealing starts immediately.
TOPICAL SEALERS: This application is applied after the concrete project has been completed and used for ongoing aesthetic maintenance of your concrete.
PENETRATING SEALERS: Penetrating sealers are just that – the sealer penetrates the concrete to form a chemical barrier that shields against moisture and used with an ongoing maintenance schedule.
Concrete surfaces like driveways and patios do not have to be sealed or protected to perform well as your concrete project completed by Edmonton Concrete and Asphalt will last for years without being sealed, but once it begins to deteriorate it might be too late to avert it. Sealing a your cement is recommended to extend the life of your cement.
Below are 5 Reasons To Seal Your Concrete
No matter which type of concrete sealer you choose, you can enjoy the following five benefits:
1. INHIBITS MOLD
Concrete is porous and it absorbs moisture, which if the moisture doesn’t dry, it will cause a green discoloration to appear and create mold especially if the concrete is left wet for extended periods of time. Sealing concrete inhibits mold growth.
2. INCREASES DURABILITY
When concrete is exposed to the elements, cracking, scaling, and other common problems can occur. Sealing your concrete enhances the longevity of the concrete, which prevents damage. Concrete sealer is a wise choice for looks and function.
3. EXTENDS LIFE
On average, your concrete will last 25-30 years. If it experiences discoloration or cracking, you may find that you need to replace it a lot sooner. Sealing concrete increases the chance that your concrete last for it’s intended life span.
4. OFFERS PROTECTION
Concrete can be damaged in various ways but when it’s sealed you can count on added protection from oil spills and other stains, as well as the harmful UV rays. Sealer locks out moisture, so freezing and thawing won’t jeopardize the integrity of your concrete.
5. ENHANCES COLOR
Exposure to the elements can and will cause discoloration causing your concrete to look dingy or old. Topical and integral sealers keep concretes color fresh and keep it looking clean and beautiful for years to come.
Topical, penetrating and integral sealers are all great options to take proper care of your concrete.