Sealing concrete helps protect it from surface damage, corrosion and staining caused by weather and regular wear and tear. Your concrete can be profiled and coated with a sealer to block pores and reduce the absorption of water, salts, and other substances that could damage concrete. It also forms an impermeable coating, which prevents materials from ruining and destabilizing your concrete floor long-term.
Concrete floors, no matter where we install them, take a beating. Things get dropped, chemicals are spilled and vehicles and machinery move in and out all day. We recommend all newly installed concrete be sealed in order to protect it and increase its life.
The American Concrete Institute, Portland Cement Association and National Ready Mix Concrete Association have all found that the majority of concrete damage is attributed to surface moisture intrusion. The most pervasive form of concrete damage is surface scaling from freeze/thaw conditions. Other forms of damage include alkali-silica reaction (ASR), chemical intrusion, and corrosion of steel reinforcements.
Weather and environment are huge factors when it comes to concrete damage. Freeze/ thaw conditions cause water particles to absorb into concrete then expand, ultimately cracking the concrete in the process. While we don’t experience freezing temperatures often here in Southern California, salty air from the nearby beaches can be equally damaging. Ocean water is naturally mildly acidic, which over time, eats away at your bare concrete, breaking the bonds and weakening the surface until eventual cracking and breaking.
Sealing your concrete floor not only protects it from environmental factors, but also increases its durability for regular, every day use. A sealed concrete floor remains stronger and more durable years longer than a floor without a sealant. We offer a variety of concrete sealing solutions for industrial kitchens, high traffic garages and any other concrete surface you may have.