Take Control of Your Concrete.
Protect your investment with Impede IntraSeal.
Water repellent system
Reduces potential effects from freeze thaw damage
Request it IN the concrete and NEVER HAVE TO SEAL AGAIN!
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Is Your Concrete Waterproof?*
Watch the video to learn why Impede® IntraSeal is included in concrete during the mixing process, instead of applied later to the surface.
All concrete requires routine maintenance to continue performing its best and to achieve an extended service life. When included in concrete, Impede® IntraSeal drastically reduces the cost and headache of sealing your concrete in the future. Check out this video to see how concrete performs when it is sealed with Impede® IntraSeal. This reduction in maintenance helps ensure your concrete investment for a lifetime.
By reducing the potential effects of freeze-thaw damage, and harsh de-icing chemicals, Impede® IntraSeal is able to extend the usable life of concrete roads, driveways, patios… you name it!
*Waterproof and waterproofing are used herein and within the industry to describe the process of creating a barrier to water penetration within or applied to concrete. Cement hydration is necessary for concrete to properly cure and gain strength. The use of these general terms is not intended to reflect a product or service that is completely void of water, as water is a fundamental component of concrete.
RILEM Test Procedure
The RILEM test was developed to measure the effectiveness of water repellent admixtures, such as Impede® IntraSeal. The procedure consists of adhering a 5 ml open-ended beaker, called a RILEM tube, to the concrete with putty ensuring a watertight seal. The water is allowed 1 hour to penetrate the concrete. After 1 hour, the water level is recorded to determine the amount of water that has penetrated the concrete.
If you’re interested in viewing official RILEM testing results recorded by an ACI certified technician click here.
Request your contractor to include Impede® IntraSeal when ordering your concrete.
For the Contractor
Why offer your customers Impede® IntraSeal?
It’s good for business! By simply asking customers if they would like to include Impede® IntraSeal in their concrete you could:
Improve customer satisfaction
Reduce call backs
Provide a superior product
Save customers money in the future
Gain referral business
Build a reputation for quality
Why not just seal concrete the old fashioned way?
The main cause of exterior concrete deterioration comes from damage caused by freeze thaw stresses, and chemical attack from deicing treatments. Air entrained concrete is critical to exterior concrete durability because of the stresses that occur when water freezes inside the concrete. But what if water could never penetrate the concrete in the first place? We’re talking about sealed concrete, of course.
In the past, contractors or homeowners would need to wait until after concrete is placed. Then return to seal the surface of the concrete, incurring the cost of the concrete sealer, the time to clean and prepare the concrete, and the time to apply the sealer. After all of that, the only part of the concrete that was protected was the surface. This is okay to protect the concrete from deicing chemicals, but what about water intrusion? Concrete is a hard sponge, it readily absorbs water from wherever it can get it, that means from the top, bottom, and sides of the structure.
You can now order protection throughout the entire body of the concrete by adding Impede® IntraSeal, a water repellent admixture, right from our Ready-Mix plant. For the same cost of treating the surface of the concrete, you can now offer customers 360 degrees of protection.