DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DRYCRETE PRODUCTS AND CONVENTIONAL SILICATE SEALERS

What are the chemical / physical differences between Drycrete Products and conventional silicate sealers?

Upon application, DRYCRETE Products forms colloidal silica within the capillaries and pores of the concrete.

Colloidal silica is essentially a suspension of dense, amorphous Si02 particles dispersed in a liquid phase. These particles are so small (i.e. approximately 30 to 100 nanometers) that gravity will not cause them to settle out of suspension. In addition, DRYCRETE Products exhibit a viscosity close to water and a pH in the range of 11 to 12. These attributes give DRYCRETE Products superior concrete penetrating characteristics.

Conventional silicate sealers, on the other hand, are water-soluble crystals that exhibit viscosities closer to syrup when in solution and have a pH range of 12 to 13. This indicates that for a given concrete substrate, the penetrating ability of DRYCRETE Products are much greater than conventional silicate sealers.

Typical Liquid Viscosities

  Liquid

  Viscosity
@ 77º
(centiposie, cP)

  Water   1
  Vinegar   15
  Sulfuric Acid   25
  DRYCRETE   26
  Lithium Silicates   35
  Potassium Silicates   45
  Mazola Corn Oil   75
  Maple Syrup   175
  Sodium Silicates   215

 

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PREVENT BLUSHING

Whitening of concrete sealers – also known as ”Blushing”
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PREVENT SPALLING

When the water in concrete is able to freeze, it then expands & causes damage to concrete surfaces.
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PREVENT MOISTURE ISSUES

Leaves no surface residual to impede or hinder bonding of any coatings or adhesives.
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PREVENT EFFLORESCENCE

A white crystalline powder-like substance which forms on surface of concrete, stucco, brick or masonry.

PERMANENT CONCRETE PROTECTION

DRYCRETE is a product of Concrete Earth
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