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Concrete sealer FAQs: Part 1

Concrete sealer gives your concrete flooring a finished look that will age gracefully. In this article, we will explore frequently asked questions about concrete sealers. 

Is driveway sealing worth it? 

Stamped concrete is popular for driveways. To properly protect your driveway use a concrete sealer. It will strengthen, protect from stains, and beautify the concrete. Concrete sealers in the US work to seal pores and keep moisture out. For high-gloss, stain prevention, exterior surface protection, salt protection, and anti-scale and freeze-thaw protection. Understanding the application for each of these sealers are instructions important to follow. 

What is the best way to clean cement? 

To clean concrete floors before seal treatment, scrub with trisodium phosphate (TSP) to open pores to intake sealer for optimal moisture repellence. Let dry for 24 hours before applying acrylic or epoxy sealers. 

What kills black mold on cement? 

TSP is an ideal chemical to remove mold and mildew buildup. Bleach is also effective but can be harmful for other materials, such as your clothes. Vinegar can also be a good pantry substitute to get rid of mold and to keep it from coming back.  

Is black mold on concrete dangerous? 

Mold on concrete is dangerous and can affect people and pets, especially those with respiratory issues. Keep all areas mold-free, basements, patios, pool decks, and garages. This way the area is safe and mold-free.  

What is the difference between silane and siloxane? 

To react, the pH must be high for silane sealers. Siloxane sealers do not require a high pH. This makes them ideal for treating brick and masonry. Silane molecules are smaller than siloxane molecules, so silane penetrates deeper than siloxane. 

Should you seal the concrete after power washing? 

Power washing is an easy way to polish away all possible aggravates in an outdoor space before applying a sealer. Make sure to let dry for 24 hours before application.  

Homeowners, developers, or contractors may call or email to see which gallon sealer would be best for them. Contact us for our selection of the best concrete sealers in the US. We would be happy to hear from you.  


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