The Importance of Concrete Sealing

When it comes to maintaining your concrete surfaces, nothing is as crucial as sealing. Clean Krete is your go-to expert for all your concrete sealing needs. We’ll explore benefits of concrete sealing and why you should choose our professional services to maintain and renovate your concrete.

Concrete is a durable and versatile material used in various applications, from driveways and patios to commercial parking lots. While concrete is robust, it’s not impervious to the elements. Over time, exposure to moisture, UV rays, chemicals, and wear and tear can take a affect its appearance and structural integrity.

This is where concrete sealing plays a vital role. Sealing concrete creates a protective barrier that shields it from harm, extending its lifespan and enhancing its aesthetics.

Benefits of Concrete Sealing

  • Durability: Sealed concrete is more resistant damages, ensuring longevity.
  • Enhanced Appearance: Sealing brings out the natural beauty of your concrete, making it look fresh and inviting.
  • Protection from Stains: Sealed surfaces repel oil, grease, and other stains, making maintenance a breeze.
  • Improved Weather Resistance: Sealing guards against moisture intrusion, freeze-thaw cycles, and UV damage.
  • Reduced Maintenance: Sealed concrete requires less cleaning and maintenance, saving you time and money. Usually it just requires cleaning and re-sealing every 2-3 years.

Is it necessary to apply a sealer to your concrete only when it’s brand new?

Sealing concrete isn’t just for new surfaces. While it’s common to seal fresh concrete to shield it from moisture, stains, and harm, it’s also useful for existing concrete. 

For new concrete you have to let it cure for at least 30 days before applying any concrete stain or sealer.

Concrete Staining in Temecula

Which type of sealer should I use?

There are different types of sealers. It is important to know the right one to use.

  • Acrylic– This typically lasts for about 3 years, with the actual duration varying depending on usage. It only takes a couple hours for it to dry.
  • Epoxy – Created by thoroughly mixing a resin and a hardener. It’s a tough material that can withstand various forms of damage. It’s worth mentioning that epoxy is not very UV-resistant, so it’s best suited for indoor applications
  • Penetrating Sealer – As the name suggests, it deeply penetrates the concrete surface. This makes it perfect for outdoor areas subjected to freeze-thaw cycles and resistant to damage from deicing salts. Unlike other sealers that form a thin protective film, this type allows the concrete to breathe and release internal moisture vapor.
  • Polyurethane – This is a fast drying sealer, perfect for time-sensitive projects. It’s used for high-traffic areas (garages, commercial floors and industrial facilities).
  • Solvent or oil-based sealers: These sealers penetrate the concrete surface, providing protection by creating a barrier that repels water, oils, and other contaminants. These sealers have high durability and effectiveness in preventing stains, moisture intrusion, and damage.

    However, these sealers contain VOCs, which can be harmful to the environment and pose health risks when inhaled. Their use may be regulated or restricted in some areas. Additionally, these sealers may require periodic reapplication as they wear down over time.

Concrete after cleaning and sealing

Clean Krete Process

  1. Assessment: We evaluate your concrete surface to determine the best sealing approach based on its condition and your needs.

  2. Surface Preparation: We thoroughly clean and prepare the surface to ensure proper adhesion of the sealant.

  3. Sealing Application: Our experienced technicians apply the selected sealant using professional-grade equipment and techniques.

  4. Quality Check: We inspect the sealed surface to ensure it meets our high standards of quality and performance.

Our Concrete Sealing Service Areas

Call Now for a Free Quote

If you need cleaning, sealing, staining, repairs, or restoration for any type of concrete surface, please do not hesitate to contact Clean Krete at (866) 607-5550. We will be happy to provide a free quote for the job. Our prices are always fair and competitive and we guarantee the work will be done to your satisfaction.