Concrete Remedy Deep Seal

How Concrete Remedy Deep Seal Works

Concrete Remedy DS reacts with the alkali in the moisture on the surface of the voids and particulate to form a sticky gel which is forced by capillary (and an attraction to dampness), into the voids and canals that exist beneath the concrete. Concrete Remedy DS has an affinity for moisture, this facilitates it floating along through the voids and canals. As it does so, it encounters more alkali-rich moisture and forms more gummy gel, coating the walls of the larger voids and canals, completely filing smaller ones (shady areas in the bottom section of graphic below). This process repeats itself until the concrete is permanently sealed. Yet, Concrete Remedy DS allows the concrete to breathe. As the silicate solution penetrates the concrete surface, the soluble SiO2 species react with portlandite or calcium hydroxide, (Ca(OH)2) and/or Ca2+ in the pore solution to form calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H).CSH is the space filling glue phase created when the cement in concrete is hydrated with water. Portlandite is an undesirable phase in concrete because it precipitates as platelets near aggregates. The result is a porous paste/aggregate interface that increases concrete permeability and reduces compressive strength. Portlandite is also subject to acid attack and carbonation. Also known as Calcium hydroxide, traditionally called slaked lime or hydrated lime, it is a chemical compound with the chemical formula Ca(OH)2.In contrast to portlandite, calcium hydroxide Ca(OH)2, C-S-H is the desirable, space-filling glue phase. Applying Deep Seal causes C-S-H to replace portlandite. The results are: decreased permeability, less susceptibility to acid attack and carbonation enhanced abrasion resistance (that is, dust-proofing), chemical resistance, and durability of the concrete surface. Here’s a “picture” of what Deep Seal does in concrete by forming C-S-H:

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Freeze Temperature
32 Degrees F
Freeze Harm
Boiling Point
230 Degrees F
150-200 sq. ft.
Shelf Life
Solvent For Clean Up
Organic Properties
Environmental Hazards
Polymerized Content
This process will also float any foreign matter inside those canals and voids (oils, salts, acids, etc.) to the surface where they can be flushed away.Concrete Remedy DS does not begin to “work” until it gets 1-2 mm down into the concrete. Thus, the top 1-2 mm (about 1/16th inch) does not have any product it in. This area is referred to as a “bondable surface area” represented in the graphic above as the area above the dark horizontal line. This means that paint and coatings will stick very well.  to see how Deep Seal and Top Seal work and how they look on floors.By eliminating the reaction of moisture and alkali within the concrete, Deep Seal permanently eliminates a major cause of paint and coatings peeling–thus all surface coatings stick exceedingly better.

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Not for use on glass. ETCHING OF THE GLASS WILL OCCUR. Clean Concrete Remedy DS off of glass immediately with water to prevent etching.

Concrete Remedy DS should never be applied if the surface temperature is below or going to drop below freezing.

Concrete Remedy DS is not intended to be applied over painted surfaces, nor is it intended to seal visible cracks larger than about .75 mm.

Concrete Remedy DS is best applied to damp or moist surfaces, although it will work as intended when applied to dry concrete.

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We believe this information to be true to the best of our knowledge. Our products are of the highest quality and uniform within manufacturing tolerances. Since no direct control is exercised over product use, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made as to the suitability of products for a particular use or as to the effect of such use, and no liability is assumed, directly or indirectly. In the event products received were defective at point of manufacture, replacement will be made at no cost to purchaser.

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