“Seepage is one of the most costly and counterproductive problems industries have with concrete and up until now, solutions were usually expensive and the results were poor.”
Capillarity refers to the migration of moisture and water in masonry. Capillarity enables water to travel in any direction. The result of capillarity is seepage. Seepage is one of the most costly and counterproductive problems industries have with concrete, and up until now, solutions were usually expensive and the results were poor.
Seepage leads to efflorescence problems, peeling or bubbling of painted surfaces, or attack and disintegration of adhesives, which hold down floor coverings. This will lead to damaged floor coverings and the concrete.
Because concrete is porous, water will migrate from the water table up, or take in moisture from the surface and migrate down. Moisture will not only cause deterioration of the concrete, but will also cause equipment and inventory damage, unusable areas of production, and safety risks resulting in lost revenue.
SEAL-IT Concrete Sealant will chemically react with the alkali inside the concrete. SEAL-IT Concrete Sealant becomes a permanent internal seal with a protection depth of 1 to 11/2 inches inside the concrete. This internal seal stops the migration of moisture, thereby stopping the costly damage of seepage, efflorescence, and the disintegration of adhesives and paints. SEAL-IT Concrete Sealant will hold a hydrostatic head.
*ASTM-C-67-Section 25. Results: 35% decrease in suction.
*ASTM-C-67-Section 13. Results 25% decrease in absorption.
Concrete is allowed to breathe or transmit water vapor. Allowing the concrete to breathe is vital in maintaining the integrity of the concrete; however it is not characteristic of many sealers in the market today.
Seepage situations have many variables and are often an involved and specialized procedure. Seal-It can determine the procedure needed to solve seepage by looking at each situation and assessing the best solution.
There are 3 important factors when dealing with seepage problems that SEAL-IT can alleviate:
- The concrete can be treated when it is wet (which is usually the case in seepage situations)
- The sealant can be applied from either inside or outside of the structure. Excavation work is messy and expensive, and can be avoided with the use of SEAL-IT methods.
- SEAL-IT’S proven methods of application will give you long term results with 100% customer satisfaction.
*By Housekeeping and Home Finance Agency US Government at Forest Products
AGPRO GRAIN – DIVISION OF SASKWHEAT POOL. SEAL-IT stopped 95% of the water seepage.