Concrete Remedy Deep Seal

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Concrete Remedy DS (Deep Seal) is an alkali activated chemical penetrating masonry Stabilizer.

Concrete Remedy DS as a concrete sealant outlasts and outperforms typical sealers with which most people are familiar.

Concrete Remedy DS NEVER needs to be reapplied -- Do it once and you NEVER have to reapply the material.

Concrete Remedy DS is not a surface sealant, but, an internal concrete stabilizer -- Which stops the cause of problems at the source.

Concrete Remedy DS can never peel or wear off.

Concrete Remedy DS contains a proprietary catalyst which "pursues moisture" in concrete, and upon contact reacts with the "free" alkali (lime) and calcium hydroxides (already in concrete or masonry) to form a silica gel on the surface of voids and particulate, impregnating the entire depth penetrated. This gel hydrates into a hard glass-like material, turning the entire depth penetrated into a solid mass.

This internal, permanent seal and water barrier also hardens and dust-proofs the surface while increasing the compressive strength.

Concrete Remedy DS, by eliminating the major underlying cause of paint and coatings coming off, will greatly extend the useful life of paint or coatings.

How 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 surface of 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.

More technically speaking, this is what happens when you apply Deep Seal and why it is a permanent treatment that improves concrete:

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:

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.

Click here 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.

ADVANTAGES
Concrete Remedy DS
does not just "cover up" the problem as typical 'sealers' do. Instead it works internally and solves the problem at the real source.

Concrete Remedy DS become an internal part of the concrete and NEVER needs to be reapplied...thus it is extremely cost beneficial...particularly compared to the majority of sealers which do need to be reapplied often.

  • Concrete Remedy DS is nontoxic and NO odor -- easy & safe to apply.
  • Concrete Remedy DS does not alter or affect the color or texture of the treated surface.
  • Concrete Remedy DS permanently waterproofs (holding a hydrostatic head) which retards penetration of grease, oils, and acids.
  • Concrete Remedy DS increases bonding of any top coating (including paint, mastics, etc.) by 300%.
  • Concrete Remedy DS retards pitting, dusting and rutting.
  • Concrete Remedy DS cures new concrete uniformly and resists hair checking and spot drying.
  • Concrete Remedy DS permanently densifies and hardens all concrete and masonry surfaces, greatly extending the life of treated surfaces by reducing or eliminating wear due to abrasion, freeze-thaw and salt attack.
  • Concrete Remedy DS enables easier removal of snow and ice.
  • Concrete Remedy DS may be painted over, and will accept concrete topping or mastics for floor tile, etc.
USES
  • Uncountable applications -- Literally Everything Cementitious!
  • All Concrete should be stabilized with Concrete Remedy DS
  • Shotcrete
  • Stucco, Mortor
  • Above, below or on grade as a slab hardener, dustproofer, and/or waterproofing agent.
  • Every coating--rubberized, paint, polyurea, epoxy, surfaces sealers -- literally every product that can be applied to concrete will perform exceedingly better if the concrete has been stabilized and hardened with Concrete Remedy DS first.
SPECIFICATIONS
Technical Details/Properties

Dilutent.....................................Use as supplied
Freeze Temperature...................32'F
Freeze Harm.............................None
Boiling Point.............................230'F
Coverage per Gallon..................150-200 sq. ft.
Shelf Life..................................Infinite
Solvent for Clean-up..................Water
Color........................................None
Odor........................................None
Toxicity....................................None - Nontoxic
Flammability.............................None
Fumes(during treatment)............None
Organic Properties....................Negligible
Environmental Hazards..............None
Polymerized Content.................Excellent

CAUTION
Do not allow Concrete Remedy DS to remain on glass! ETCHING OF THE GLASS WILL OCCUR. Clean Concrete Remedy DS off of glass immediately with water to prevent etching.

Limitations
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..

Disclaimer and a Promise

SolvingConcreteProblems.com and Concrete Remedy 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.

Buyers and users are encouraged to conduct their own tests prior to application. Samples can be ordered for testing. The cost of the samples will be deducted from orders for material, so that the testing ends up costing nothing. Better to make sure than to guess about results.

Please be assured that we will go the extra mile in helping you solve or prevent problems. We will provide thorough and detailed technical assistance and help you at every step of the way to guarantee that you get a permanent and cost beneficial solution.

We have the resources and availability to help you with on site evaluations and consultations. Or if you prefer to not use your resources for application, we are ready and able to complete all the work for you. In the event you want to do the actual work yourself, we can provide on site technical assistance and guidance if you want that level of assistance.

I will personally make sure you get what you need.

Thank you for visiting my site.

Grant Loyd

 

Click here to see how Deep Seal and Top Seal work and how they look on floors.

Click here for Technical Reports on Concrete Remedy and application specific problem solving and recommendations. There is a lot of background information about concrete and how the Deep Seal works.

Downloadable Information

How to Apply Concrete Remedy Deep Seal (pdf)

Concrete Remedy Deep Seal MSDS Sheet (pdf)

 

 

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Use Deep Seal first, then put Top Seal on top... no film, nothing to wear off and it won't be slick.

Results of testing done by CTLGroup.com on ASTM 609, Static Slip Resistance of Footwear shows that a kennel floor done with Deep Seal and Top Seal will exceed OSHA recommendations for safe floors whether wet or dry. Click Here for Data

Ask for data if you're interested in figures for comparison with other floors.

 

   
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