Protect Concrete From Freeze / Thaw Damage
Permanently protect concrete from freeze / thaw damage by using Creto Deep Penetrating Sealer (DPS). Concrete is one of the most durable building materials known to man but it can be vulnerable to deterioration from weather, salts, and the freeze / thaw cycle. Concrete absorbs moisture when it gets wet and when the concrete is exposed to freezing weather, the water inside the concrete expands causing damage to the substrate. It then thaws when the weather gets warmer and the concrete contracts. This process of freeze and thaw can damage and crack concrete slabs, greatly reducing the longevity of the concrete.
Salts from coastal exposure of ocean air, de-icing salts, or efflorescence leeching from the ground underneath can damage concrete as well. This can lead to the demolition and replacing of expensive concrete slabs, driveways, walkways, sidewalks, etc. and no one wants to go through that process. This can all be prevented by applying Creto DPS to your new or old concrete. Creto DPS crystallizes through the concrete as it cures, strengthening the slab while permanently waterproofing the substrate. This process makes the concrete completely impervious to salts and moisture eliminating the chance for water to get into the concrete and freeze. Creto DPS also protects against ASR (Alkali-silica reaction) while leaving the concrete breathable. Since the concrete will not “sweat” it makes for easier ice and snow removal.
Applying Creto DPS is a cost effective way to prevent damage from freeze / thaw expansion and contraction, and salts. It’s easy to apply and can be applied to moist concrete. If applying to concrete that already has water trapped inside, it might take a second application to make the concrete completely waterproofed. Usually if the concrete needs a second application, much less sealer is needed during the second application since the majority of the concrete is sealed and won”t absorb anything wet. Protect your investment and purchase Creto DPS from our secure website today!