Sealing concrete can protect against staining and water damage.
Whether you’ve just built a brand-new home, updated your existing home with new concrete or just want to extend the life of your existing driveway, patio or sidewalk, it makes sense to protect your investment by protecting your concrete. You could buy a do-it-yourself solution at your local big-box store, but application is messy, and it has to be reapplied every few years, which can get expensive. Plus, it likely won’t be compatible with new concrete.
Unlike concrete sealers available at big-box stores, PolyRenewal™ Crack Sealant from Complete Basement Systems permanently protects concrete with just one application and extends its life by 3-5 times.
Give Your Concrete the Seal of Protection with PolyRenewal™ Crack Sealant
PolyRenewal™ Crack Sealant is a state-of-the-art material that bonds with concrete on a molecular level, permanently protecting it from water, dirt and other contaminants in a single coat. Once applied, PolyRenewal™ Crack Sealant dries in minutes and is fully cured in just 6 hours, so you can use your concrete the same day. It is simple, fast, economical and extremely effective.
PolyRenewal™ Crack Sealant Advantages
- Permanently protects concrete with just one application
- Protects and adds value to your home by extending the life of your driveway, pool deck and other concrete structures by 3-5 times
- Penetrates concrete and permanently bonds with it, helping it resist stains from liquids such as oil or gasoline
- Can be applied on new concrete
- Costs less over time because it does not need to be reapplied
- Reduces ice bonding, making ice removal easier
- UV resistant and won’t discolor over time
One question many homeowners have about concrete sealant is why they need it in the first place. After all, shouldn’t your concrete be ready to go once it’s solidified? Concrete sealant has a variety of added bonuses for concrete repair.
- Protecting Against Stains and Water Absorption
Stained concrete is an unfortunately common problem you might run into if you don’t use concrete sealant. If you have water sitting on top of the concrete or any number of other materials or liquids on the concrete, you might end up with serious staining problems. The best way to avoid stained concrete is to use concrete sealant.
Even though a slab of concrete won’t allow water throughout it if there are no cracks, it’s still a porous material. Water may not be able to go through the entirety of the concrete slab, but it will almost certainly be able to sink into the surface of the concrete. That can be a problem, especially if it happens on a regular basis, and concrete sealant will help you avoid it.
- Managing the Freeze-Thaw Cycle
The freeze-thaw cycle is one of the most damaging elements of concrete management. Essentially, the freeze-thaw cycle happens when concrete has a tiny crack in it. Water gets into that crack. When the water freezes, it expands, forcing the crack to widen. This is the freeze-thaw cycle and it’s one element of concrete concerns.
Over time, the freeze-thaw cycle can turn even hairline cracks into extremely thick ones in your concrete that require significant repair. Especially if you live in an area where the temperature regularly vacillates from cold to much warmer, your chances of running into this cycle are significant. Concrete sealant will avoid water getting into those cracks.
Now that you know all the benefits of concrete sealing, you might be wondering how you can do it. A quick search for “concrete sealing” will give you a number of big-box answers, but is that the most effective method of sealing concrete?
- Concrete Sealer at Big-Box Store
Anyone who’s done a DIY search for concrete sealing options has almost certainly seen concrete sealers from big-box stores. These are typically advertised as a DIY option, but the truth is that they can be a bit surface-level. As you might expect, the concrete sealer you’ll find in these areas isn’t as robust as the type an expert can have.
These concrete sealers most often require reapplication every few years and may not be as protective as professional-level options. At their worst, they can work poorly, essentially doing nothing to protect your concrete. Because you think your concrete is protected, you won’t keep as close of an eye on the slab, potentially missing problems.
- PolyRenewal™ Crack Sealant
On the other hand, PolyRenewal™ crack sealant is an option that you might want to consider for maximum efficacy in your concrete sealing process. PolyRenewal™ is a trusted method of managing concrete, whether or not it currently has cracks. Many reputable businesses use PolyRenewal™ to help with concrete lifting and other concrete repair.
Maintaining the structural stability of your concrete is an important element of the sealant you’re choosing. You wouldn’t want to use a poor-quality concrete sealant for the same reason you wouldn’t want to use poor-quality wood to build your home. The quality will impact the end result. PolyRenewal™ is your best option.
PolyRenewal™ crack sealant is a great option if you’re looking for a way to seal concrete. However, just knowing that it’s an effective and manageable method of concrete sealing isn’t necessarily all you’ll need to know. Here are the other advantages of PolyRenewal™ crack sealant.
- One Application
One of the biggest advantages of PolyRenewal™ crack sealant is the fact that it only requires one application to set. When you apply PolyRenewal™ crack sealant, you only have to do it once. At that point, you’ll be able to maximize your concrete sealing opportunities. It reduces the number of issues that you could end up with for your concrete.
Plus, with one application, you can keep your concrete safe for good. A huge part of the reason that PolyRenewal™ and its related crack sealant is so beloved is the fact that it provides permanent protection for your concrete. PolyRenewal™ makes it even easier for you to manage your concrete’s wellbeing because it allows you to do one application, then ensures your concrete has protection for good.
- Reduces Ice Bonding
A great element of the PolyRenewal™ crack sealant is the fact that it significantly reduces ice bonding. If you live in an area with many ice problems, this can be a godsend because it will maximize your ability to avoid ice problems, especially on your driveway and your walkways. Reducing ice bonding will make it easier to remove ice on the driveway and sidewalks.
Many homeowners have to go out every morning and remove ice from their sidewalk. This can be a pain to do every day. It can even be dangerous, as slipping and falling on ice is a genuine safety risk. When you use PolyRenewal™ crack sealant on your concrete, you’re less likely to have to do this every single day, even when it’s cold.
The PolyRenewal™ crack sealant application process doesn’t have to be difficult, but it can be complicated, especially if you’re not an expert. Applying PolyRenewal™ crack sealant to your concrete is something that you need to put some thought into.
- DIY Answers
PolyRenewal™ crack sealant has a number of small things that you need to maintain if you’re going to apply it properly. That means if you’re trying to do a PolyRenewal™ crack sealant application yourself, you can end up with problems during the application. PolyRenewal™ just isn’t meant to have a DIYer apply it, regardless of how well equipped you are.
In many situations, a solution is only as effective as the person applying it, even if you’re good at DIYing things around your home. It’s a much better idea to transfer this over to the experts, who have the knowledge and experience to apply PolyRenewal™ crack sealant successfully.
- An Expert Solution
On the other hand, if you want a truly accurate PolyRenewal™ crack sealant application, you need to turn to an expert. An expert will have all the information you need to maximize your PolyRenewal™ opportunities. That includes advice on how to make sure you only need one PolyRenewal™ crack sealant application, which is one of its main selling points. Rather than struggling with PolyRenewal™ crack sealant application yourself, you can have an expert from Complete Basement Systems apply PolyRenewal™ crack sealant for you. It’s as easy as scheduling a free inspection with a Complete Basement Systems expert. You’ll be able to learn more about the benefits of a PolyRenewal™ crack sealant application directly from the experts.
Why Protect Your Concrete?
Concrete sealant keeps water, oil, and gasoline from penetrating the slab.
Moisture seeps into the pores of untreated concrete, and when temperatures drop, especially during freeze-thaw cycles, that trapped moisture expands as it turns to ice. This expansion destroys the pores and weakens the concrete.
Without protection, your concrete will inevitably discolor, flake and crack. This not only reduces the curb appeal- and value – of your home, it can also create potentially dangerous tripping hazards. PolyRenewal™ Crack Sealant concrete protection is a simple, highly effective solution that ensures that your home’s concrete surfaces look and perform their best for years to come.
Get a free estimate on concrete sealing and protection
To give your concrete driveway, walkway, patio, or pool deck the “seal of protection,” contact Complete Basement Systems today to schedule an inspection and free cost estimate. We provide all our concrete repair services in Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Littleton, Cheyenne, Fort Collins, Thornton, Arvada, Westminster, Boulder or the surrounding areas in Colorado.