Garage Floors

Concrete waterproofer

Posted in Concrete, External Sealants, FAQ, Garage Floors, Sealants   

This question was asked by
Andrew Morris

We have cast a garage base 2 weeks ago alas labourer forgot admixture so looking for a penetrating concrete sealer as a waterproofer from rising damp, therefore can you recommend any of your sealers to fill the voids ?

Pretty much any of the sealers will help to stop damp, I have put links to 2 different products, the first is our most popular solvent based sealer for concrete surfaces, the second is a water based based option (no harmful chemicals or strong smell).

Either will be fine to use.

Block Paving & Imprinted Concrete Sealer SP (BPCSP)

Water Based Sealer Gloss (WB34)

Drew Palin

How frequently should I think about sealing my paving?

Posted in Block Paving, Driveway, Garage Floors, Paving   

As with a lot of things this is a bit like asking, how long is a piece of string.

There are many factors that determine how frequently the paving will need recoating, the biggest of these is how frequently the paving is driven/walked on.

The absolute shortest period the paving should need recoating is 12 – 18 months, this is with very heavy usage ie. a fully loaded van driving across it two or three times a day, but the chances are that it will last much longer.

Can your block paving sealer be used indoors (on garage floors for example)?

Posted in External Sealants, Garage Floors   

Yes, if you use a solvent based sealer, and you must ensure there is very good ventilation as there is a stong solvent smell, which some people can find unpleasant. Alternatively use a water based sealer which is almost smell free