Sealing your concrete is one of the best ways to extend its lifespan and keep it protected. Since there are several different types of concrete sealer on the market, it is important to make the best decision for your concrete as well as your wallet. At Perfect Power Wash, we protect driveways, patios, and more with a proprietary siloxane sealer designed to strengthen porous concrete surfaces.
In this article, our goal is to educate you on our proprietary siloxane sealer and answer common questions associated with our Concrete Wash and Seal.
What is siloxane sealer?
Siloxane sealers are designed to penetrate the pores of the concrete. Once applied, the sealer will chemically bind the concrete from within and help prevent from structural damage caused by seasonal changes. Once the sealer settles, it will not change the look or feel of your concrete.
We have worked in tandem with a specialist to get the exact specifications to deliver the highest-strength siloxane sealer on the market. At 12% siloxane, our proprietary sealer works even harder than a store-bought sealer to strengthen your concrete on a structural level.
How long after you wash are you able to seal?
Siloxane sealers are partially water-based and applied directly to wet concrete. Generally, sealers that require a few days before applying are acrylic or polyurethane sealers. These sealers change the look and feel of the concrete and need time for the concrete to fully dry out. Two major drawbacks of these types of topcoat sealers is that they wear unevenly and can potentially trap stains between the sealer and the concrete.
How long does concrete sealer take to dry?
It generally takes as long to dry as water on the surface would. Assuming it is a dry day, you can expect your concrete to look fully dried within a couple of hours. If applied in light rain, the sealer should still penetrate the concrete and get to work.
How long before I can drive on sealed concrete?
The fast-acting nature of our siloxane sealer is one of its many strengths. You will be able to safely drive on the concrete after roughly 30 minutes without compromising the sealer, but we recommend waiting until the concrete appears to be dry.
How do you apply siloxane sealer to wet concrete?
As previously mentioned, our partially water-based sealer applies directly to wet concrete surfaces. Additionally, the siloxane sealer is breathable and will not trap stains. The sealer’s breathability also makes it re-treatable on the off chance that we need to touch anything up for you.
At Perfect Power Wash, we have spent the past 20+ years beautifying and strengthening concrete surfaces for over 100,000 customers. Our professionals work tirelessly to to provide the best results for any porous concrete surface on your property. For more information, you can read about our Concrete Wash and Seal service. If you have more questions, please refer to our Concrete Sealer FAQs.