What Is Concrete Sealant?

June 20, 2023 Baird Foundation Repair

The concrete around your residence is durable — but not invincible. Damaged concrete can harm your home’s curb appeal and be hazardous to those in or around your household. A concrete sealant is the best way to protect the surface from discoloration and environmental damage.

Baird Foundation Repair is a family business. So, we understand the importance of keeping your house feeling like a home! Our team of professional contractors is here to help you correct your concrete-related problems. Keep reading to learn about concrete sealant and how it can benefit your Texas household.

How Does Sealing Concrete Work?

Concrete sealants strengthen your concrete by reacting with its inorganic compounds. The substance fills the surface pores, making it nearly impossible for water to be absorbed. On average, the sealant will last around two to three years before it needs to be replaced.

A technician will apply this substance to concrete using a low-pressure spray nozzle. The surface should be evenly coated to protect the surface from the outdoor elements. Depending on the type of sealant used, a professional will walk you through the process.

Does Concrete Need to Be Sealed?

Using concrete sealant isn’t a requirement; it’s a choice. However, it’s recommended to protect the concrete around your home. Cement is a strong yet porous material that can easily absorb moisture. Water damage causes many issues over time that a sealant can prevent. A few advantages of sealing your concrete are:

  • Prevents flaking, cracking, and breakage.
  • Deters mold and mildew growth.
  • Increases cement lifespan.
  • Protects the surface from weather damage.
  • Improves durability.
  • Boosts your home’s curb appeal!

Your home’s exterior is equally as important to care for as the interior. A protective sealant will help your concrete remain durable for years to come. It also reduces the need for repairs in the future.

Types Of Concrete Sealers

When sealing your concrete, there are numerous types of substances to choose from. The options fall under two main categories — 1) penetrating and 2) topical sealants. Each protects your surface from deterioration but has characteristics that distinguish them from one another.

Penetrating Sealant

Penetrating sealants don’t change the appearance of your concrete. The liquid absorbs into the cement and bonds with the chemicals to stabilize the surface. SealantPro™ is a protective penetrating coating that creates a barrier on top of the concrete. This substance does not require reapplication and cures in only six hours! You can expect top-tier protection with this sealant type.

Topical Sealant

Topical sealers create a protective and robust coating over your concrete. They protect the surface from chemical and water hazards, adding an aesthetic appeal to your home. Many of our homeowners use DecoShield™ as a concrete patio sealer. This substance is available in four colors and is an environmentally friendly sealing option. You can expect your concrete to look its best without any wear and tear.

Keep Your Concrete Sturdy with Baird

Your home is your source of comfort. Baird Foundation Repair is here to help you take care of it! Our team of professionals is equipped with the knowledge and experience to help you care for your concrete. When you’re in need of a sealant, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today to speak with a professional and explore your sealing options.