Although concrete is a dense and strong building material, it is still subject to wear and tear. Given this, those building their houses who intend to use concrete in most surfaces would do well to take the necessary steps in making sure that the concrete is mixed well and that proper maintenance is undertaken. One very effective way to maintain and lengthen the life span of a concrete surface is to use concrete sealers, which can effectively prevent the occurrence of scaling or flaking.
Using concrete sealers
Due to the fact that water can still seep into concrete and cause deterioration such as scaling especially during snow season, there is a need to “water-proof” concrete surfaces so that water would not seep into the pores of the surface. One effective way to do this is to use concrete sealers, which are substances that would either create a film over a concrete surface or would penetrate and absorb in the concrete to plug the pores. Sealers can be used on a number of surfaces, wherein it serves different purposes. For horizontal surfaces, sealers protect against oil stains, moisture, road salts and dust. For vertical surfaces, sealers strengthen mortar joints and improve paint adhesion. For surfaces that are frequently used, sealers reduce wear and tear.
Apart from being able to protect concrete surfaces from various factors that can cause deterioration, using concrete sealers have other benefits as well. One of these is the reduction of health risks that may be caused by concrete surfaces that are not waterproof. These encourage the growth of algae, which could cause people to slip on these surfaces. Another added benefit is that using concrete sealers reduces the chances of incurring costs on repair or in resurfacing services.
One of the best ways to maintain concrete surfaces is to use concrete sealers. This is because using them does not only protect and increase the life of concrete surfaces but it also offers other benefits such as reduced health risks for those who use them. Given this, it can be expected that more and more homeowners would make the decision to use concrete sealers in their homes.
Joint Fillers & Sealants
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Waterproofing & Damp-proofing
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Macro Synthetic Fibers
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Coatings Architectural Wall
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|DURAL 340 SL and DURAL 340 NS||two-component, 100% solids, semi-rigid epoxy joint fillers.||DURAL 340 SL & NS are available in a Standard Grey color and a Neutral Base, that can be colored with EUCLID UNIVERSAL COLOR PACKS.|
|EUCO 700||a two-component, 100% solids semi-rigid epoxy for filling control and construction joints in industrial concrete floors.||This product supports the joint edges and reduces spalling of the edges caused by wheel traffic. EUCO 700 has been designed for use in compliance with ACI 302 recommendations for epoxy joint fillers used in control and construction joints. EUCO 700 is available in Standard Gray and a Neutral Base, that can be colored with EUCLID UNIVERSAL COLOR PACKS; available in 33 standard colors.|
|EUCO QWIKJOINT 200||a fast-setting, semi-rigid polyurea used for filling control and construction joints in industrial concrete floors.||EUCO QWIKjoint 200 represents a new generation of polyurea technology with features and benefits unlike any other polyurea joint filler on the market. Among these benefits are a super-fast set time and an extended shave time: EUCO QWIKjoint 200 can be trimmed flush with the floor immediately after placement or up to 24 hours later. EUCO QWIKjoint 200 supports and protects joint edges from heavy loads and wheel traffic, reducing spalling of the joint edges.|
|EUCO QWIKJOINT UVR||a new generation of polyurea technology with features and benefits unlike any other polyurea joint filler on the market.||EUCO QWIKJOINT UVR resists fading from ultraviolet light greater than any existing product. It is a fast-setting, semi-rigid polyurea, primarily used for filling construction and control joints in industrial and commercial concrete floors. EUCO QWIKJOINT UVR can be shaved flush with the floor shortly after placement or up to 24 hours later. EUCO QWIKJOINT UVR supports and protects joint edges from heavy loads and wheel traffic, reducing spalling of the joint edges. EUCO QWIKJOINT UVR is available in a variety of colours and in a Neutral Base, that can be coloured on site with EUCLID UNIVERSAL COLOR PACKS.|
|EUCOLASTIC 1SL||a single-component, low-modulus, moisture-cure, self-leveling, polyurethane joint sealant.||Eucolastic 1SL is formulated to be extremely durable in dynamic joints. It provides superior wear resistance to rubber tires and pedestrians in high traffic areas.|
|EUCOLASTIC PRIMER||single-component, fast drying liquid primer||that prepares non-porous surfaces for the application of Eucolastic 1NS and Eucolastic 1SL. EUCOLASTIC PRIMER imparts a surface finish which is very receptive to urethane sealants.|
|TAMMSFLEX NS/TAMMSFLEX SL||two-part, elastomeric, polysulfide caulking and sealing compounds.||TAMMSFLEX cures at normal temperatures creating a tough elastomeric seal that adheres tenaciously to masonry, metal and wood. TAMMSFLEX will withstand repeated expansion and contraction and remain resilient through daily and seasonal cyclic changes in temperature. TAMMSFLEX has excellent chemical, solvent, and water resistance and will withstand joint movement of up to ±25%.|