You may seal your new concrete formation 28 days after it has been poured.
You may step on your newly sealed cement 24 hours after the sealant has been applied and vehicular after 72 hours.
Sealing exterior, horizontal surfaces such as driveways, sidewalks, floors, pool areas and patios not only extends the service life, it also improves the appearance and protects the concrete. Concrete is a very porous substance that readily absorbs liquids and is highly efflorescent.
Sealing may provide protection against intrusions, moisture penetration and corrosion. Using a sealant will reduce water and repel chemicals and contaminants such as dust, stains, spills, oil, grease, UV rays, acid rain, algae, acids, calcium, lime, rust, chlorine, salts and run-offs. Sealants will also withstand the impact of foot and auto traction with the added benefits of simplified maintenance and interchangeable sheen and hue features.
Sealers are a balance of performance and aesthetics.
It is an appealing, cosmetic, remedial applicant and is not included in the initial quote.
These applicants may appear milky at first and will dry clear with darkening of the concrete, making it slippery when wet and unpaintable.
We advise the use of an Acrylic or Silane/Siloxane sealant that is non-yellowing, penetrating and a topical, re-applicable product that carries low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) content and Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) regulations, with your choice of gloss finishes, clear or pigmented colours.
We want to help you to protect, maintain, retain and beautify your painted, stained, exposed aggregate, stamped or bare concrete for years to come.
– Sarnia Cement Services