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Sealing Concrete Inside and Out

Concrete is known for its durability and easy maintenance. While concrete can last for years without much attention, sealing your concrete is a good way to add a bit of protection that will ensure your concrete driveway or patio stays in top shape for longer.

A concrete sealer, just like a stain or varnish on wood, gives the concrete an extra layer between the elements and the concrete. It is a barrier between, rain, sun, salt and ice and the concrete. This is an especially good idea for colder climates and areas with fluctuating weather. When water penetrates the surface the freeze thaw will create cracks that will compromise the integrity of the concrete.

someone holding a pipe pouring concrete

Sealing concrete is not necessary every year, but every four years or so, applying a concrete sealer will increase the life of the concrete. Along with keeping the concrete secure from the weather, sealing concrete also protects it against staining, damage and discoloration from oil, salt and other chemicals.

Along with sealers there are also additives that can be added directly to the concrete that will protect it from the elements.

Impede IntraSeal is an additive to the concrete mixture that is used to keep water out of the concrete. It is added during the batching process giving customers invisible superior protection to their concrete.

Although concrete dries rock solid, it does absorb water. Each time that water freezes and thaws, the integrity of the concrete is compromised and cracks form. Current practice is to seal the concrete on a regular basis. While this does help to prevent water absorption, it only works on the area where the seal is applied.

Since the seal is only used on the top surface of the concrete, water is able to seep into the concrete through the sides and bottom of the concrete. Since there was no way to seal the hidden sides of the concrete, water damage in the form of cracks to the driveways, patios, and sidewalks, is inevitable.

You have enough to remember, why not take one item you could easily forget off the list? Reduce the cost and headache of sealing your concrete in the future by starting the project right with Impede IntraSeal.

By adding Impede IntraSeal, customers are able to ensure 360 degrees of protection to their concrete. The additive reduces freeze/thaw damage to the concrete as well as protects it from harsh de-icing chemicals. This added protection extends the life of your concrete.

A house with a newly poured concrete driveway and sidewalk

Adding the superior protection of Impede IntraSeal saves customers time and money. The additive lengthens the life of your concrete and takes out the inconvenience of having to reseal your concrete every five to ten years.

Becker & Scrivens of Hillsdale and Montpelier Ohio offers Impede IntraSeal as an optional additive to their already outstanding concrete mixture. Tell your contractor you want Becker & Scrivens concrete and Impede IntraSeal for your next concrete project.


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