Enhanced protection and water repellency for concrete and cement materials
Advanced treatment options for concrete and cement can help you create building materials with greater water repellency and enhanced protection from the elements.
From concrete paver blocks and mortar to fiber reinforced cement, skim-coat applications, cementitious waterproofing membranes and more, our portfolio of specialty chemicals helps improve the water resistance, durability, weatherability and aesthetics of cement-based construction materials.
Whether used as a post-treatment, in-situ treatment or admixture – whether delivered as pure products, mixtures or emulsions – you can rely on our versatile range of acrylic, silane, siloxane and silicone resin products to lend enhanced protection and water repellency properties to concrete and cement. Learn how we can help you meet your specific material or application needs with easy-to-use, easy-to-handle options including:
- Silicone admixtures – eliminating the need for post-treatments and protective coatings, and providing enhanced water repellency; increased substrate longevity; reduced efflorescence, freeze-thaw damage, and mildew and mold growth; improved weatherability, durability and aesthetics; weather-resistant protection and UV resistance
- Post-treatment hydrophobing – providing durable protection against water absorption and damage, with minimal impact on substrate appearance; extending the life of building substrates for years in the toughest environments
- Cure membranes and sealers – providing gloss, stain resistance, long-term UV and water durability and hot tire pick up (HTPU) resistance. Sealers are typically applied to fully cured concrete. Curing membranes are applied to fresh concrete (usually within two hours) to retain water and hydrate Portland cement in certain situations. It is acceptable for cure membranes to wear off after 28 days of service. For cure and seal applications, the product initially acts as a cure membrane and offers performance benefits such as long-term UV and water durability and HTPU resistance.
- Waterproofing membranes – delivering watertightness and long-term protection for concrete and masonry substrates with flexible, two-component applications designed for a range of climates and weather conditions.