Category Archives: Epoxy Sealers

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Concrete is a durable material that can last ages with proper protection. To maintain concrete surfaces in excellent condition, it’s essential to keep moisture out. That is where our high-quality concrete sealers shine. At E-Chem, LLC, we provide a wide variety of sealers for commercial, residential, industrial, and municipal concrete applications:

  • Basements and garage floors
  • Concrete decor for home interiors
  • Outdoor slabs
  • Airport runways
  • Bridge decks
  • Factory floors and support columns
  • Highways
  • Roadways
  • Concrete sealers are a smart investment. They extend concrete life, improve moisture resistance for underlying surfaces, prevent water damage and mold problems, and make concrete look more attractive.

    Sealers Explained

    It’s important to choose the right type of concrete sealer. If you’re unsure which one is the best fit for your project, these concrete sealer FAQs can help.

    Concrete may seem solid and practically impervious, but it’s porous. That’s why water absorbs so quickly into bare concrete. Left alone, this moisture causes cracks and water damage. Freeze/thaw cycles are especially hard on concrete surfaces.

    Garage floors, driveways, and highways also have to deal with roadway chemicals, deicing salts, and dirt. A good concrete sealer keeps these contaminants on the surface and protects the concrete. For home and building interiors, a sealer is helpful because it prevents staining from accidental spills.

    Virtually all concrete interior and exterior surfaces need to be sealed:

  • Regular concrete
  • High-performance concrete and UHPC
  • Reinforced concrete
  • Stamped concrete
  • Exposed aggregate
  • Concrete overlays
  • Precast concrete
  • Lightweight concrete
  • There are many sealer options for concrete types. Interior and exterior surfaces need different concrete sealers for the best results.

    In the same way that concrete comes in countless types, including high-performance and color-stained varieties, you can also get a concrete sealer with the specific characteristics your project needs. Here are a few factors to consider:

  • Penetrating or film-forming type
  • Low odor product
  • Drying time
  • Coverage
  • Ease of application
  • Estimated life of the product
  • Level of shine desired
  • Durability and scratch resistance
  • Cost
  • Certain concrete sealers are designed primarily for indoor applications, and others are better for exterior surfaces. Some products are specifically formulated for the food-service industry. You can even choose epoxy-based high-gloss concrete sealers that look phenomenal in automotive showrooms.

    Comprised of 100% solids and designed to be insensitive to moisture, this formulation is made from just two components. Its simplicity is matched by its versatility, with possible applications ranging from bonding for a skid-resistant overlay to patching concrete.

    The longevity of concrete sealers depends on the type you choose. Penetrating concrete sealers for outdoor use can last a lifetime. Acrylic sealers need to be reapplied every 1 to 3 years with normal wear and tear. Epoxy- and polyurethane-based concrete sealers usually last 5 to 10 years without issues.

    Dedicated to Quality

    Whether you’re looking for a penetrating concrete sealer for exterior surfaces or an epoxy-based sealer for manufacturing operations, you should always focus on quality. At E-Chem, LLC, we can help you select high-quality concrete sealers that meet your project specs and provide exceptional performance. Contact us for help choosing the right sealer for your needs.

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