Concrete & Brick Sealing
Concrete sealers are coatings applied to concrete to protect it from erosion. They either block the pores in the concrete to reduce absorption of water and salts or form an impermeable layer which prevents such materials from passing.
Concrete sealing protects against erosion from rainwater and protects the surface against oil and salt attack. Sealed concrete aids in keeping surfaces cleaner between washings, it repels water and impedes algae production.
Top 3 Benefits of Concrete Sealing
- Prevents aging or erosion of the surfaces due to regular cleaning maintenance
- Protects against the potential for surface cracking due to freezing-thawing of moisture in your masonry surface.
- Makes the surface easier to clean
Types Of Concrete Surfaces We Seal
We primarily seal driveways, sidewalks, patios, retaining walls and paving stone. The surfaces that benefit most from sealing are exposed aggregate, regular concrete, and brick.
Type of Concrete Sealants
Depending on the surface requirements and your preferences, we choose the sealant that is most appropriate. The two types of high-grade water repellent sealants to choose from are
- natural and transparent, non-slip finish, solvent base
- shiny “glazed” finish, acrylic-based.
Based on the sealant chosen, surface protection can last between 2-5 years.
While we do not repair concrete we can provide a reliable referral for concrete repair (e.g., cracked driveways or carports, foundation walls and basement floors) or asphalt sealing and re-coating and basement crawl space sealing and foundation repair.
Interesting Fact: In Vancouver from 1961 to 1991 it rained an average of 270 days over the 365 days of the year! This amount of rain can be extremely damaging to your concrete surfaces.