– Concrete Sealers –
I came across this article and wanted to share it with everyone. It’s an article about the importance of concrete sealers for the preservation of concrete. They talk about most types of concrete sealants on the market but didn’t go into how our unique sealant works. The Creto DPS sealer penetrates deep into the concrete and reacts with the free lime and alkali present in concrete. Creto DPS crystallizes while it solidifies the concrete into a solid, non-porous mass. This creates a permanent internal seal that becomes part of the concrete. Creto DPS protects the concrete without changing the color or texture of the surface. Creto DPS effectively starts working as a sealer about 2 to 3 mm below the surface.
Creto DPS contains a proprietary catalyst which causes a chain reaction to start. It allows DPS to penetrate below the surface of the concrete or alkali bearing substrate where it pursues moisture down through the substrate. Upon contact with the free alkali (lime) and calcium hydroxides (in that moisture) it reacts instantly to form a silica gel membrane on the (moist) surfaces of all the voids and particulate, (sand, aggregate and cement) immediately waterproofing the substrate. Over time, this silica gel membrane hydrates and hardens into a solid, yet, breathing, glass impregnated mass which provides a permanent seal and moisture barrier, as well as increased surface hardness/dusting resistance and compressive and flexural strengths.
It’s good to know as much as possible about your investments and how to protect them. I hope you enjoy the article below.