Report No. 1
Concrete Remedy DS (Deep Seal)
contractors, architects, and engineers know the destructive results
when masonry and cementitious surfaces are not properly treated
and protected. Yet, property owners and maintenance personnel often
overlook or are not aware of this construction deficiency until
the structures visibly appear to crumble, deteriorate or show signs
penetration of rain, and waterborne contaminants therein, salts,
oils, etc., along with freeze - thaw cycles, entering the pores
of the concrete are known to cause extensive damage. These pores
act like tubes or canals that carry damaging substances below the
surface (often through the entire structure), which creates major
deterioration problems to concrete structures.
a concrete structure is treated with Concrete Remedy
DS these types of problems can be greatly reduced or
Description of Concrete Remedy DS
DS is a scientific, cost efficient, penetrating preservative
which waterproofs, seals, cures and strengthens old and new masonry
and cementitious surfaces.
Remedy DS will outperform and outlast most
other sealants on the market. It becomes a permanent part
of the concrete.
DS is a safe and easy to use, nontoxic, nonflammable,
odorless, clear and water soluble liquid compound.
According to the US Testing Laboratories, the interior of a piece
of concrete contains a minimum of 362 times the amount of alkali
as compared to the surface area. Therefore,
Concrete Remedy DS, which permeates into the concrete and
chemically reacts with the alkali becomes a permanent part of the
concrete. It is not just a surface coating.
Other sealers, even "penetrating sealers", are surface
treatments only and by their own chemical compositions, will react
negatively with the moisture and alkali in the concrete and soon
peel off due to aeration and deterioration. If there is foot or
vehicular traffic, most sealers on the market will wear off in weeks,
leaving the concrete unprotected.
DS, on the other hand, uses the alkali within the concrete
and chemically bonds with and to the concrete internally. It cannot
aerate or deteriorate, thus giving the concrete a permanent, one
time only, waterproofing seal and cure.
Foreign matter such as acids, certain alkalies, oils, salts, and
other various substances can be very destructive to concrete. Contaminants
which become imbedded in the concrete cause various forms of deterioration
over time. Concrete Remedy DS will
prevent such destruction from within.
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
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.
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.
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.
Why Use Concrete Remedy DS?
use of Concrete Remedy DS
reduces costly maintenance, repair and replacement expenses.
It will permanently waterproof and harden concrete to
where it will virtually eliminates wear due to abrasion.
When all the benefits are evaluated,
Concrete Remedy DS has shown itself to be
the most cost efficient treatment available for concrete.
concrete should be stabilized with Concrete
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
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.
the event products received were defective at point
of manufacture, replacement will be made at no cost
and users are encouraged to conduct their own tests
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.
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.
will personally make sure you get what you need.
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