Concrete, like many other cementitious materials, readily absorbs water because of the pores and capillaries that exist within the surface structure of the concrete. The absorption of water and salt into the surface can cause damage to the concrete.
- Penetrating water and salt repellents protect the surface by penetrating into the pores and capillaries of the concrete.
- They chemically react with the concrete and bond with the substrate as a repellent resin within the pores in the concrete. This results is a surface that is highly resistant to the attack of both moisture and salt.
- Water and salt repellents are odorless, low VOC formulations, that provide a long lasting, non-yellowing, protection.
- These repellents allow the concrete to breath allowing moisture to escape but yet resist the absorption of water.