Can you seal concrete to make it waterproof?

With a high-quality sealant and this helpful guide, you can waterproof and protect your new concrete surfaces for many years to come. The most common way to waterproof concrete is to use a liquid waterproofing product designed specifically for that purpose. Liquid waterproofing gel is a thick substance that becomes a rubber-like layer once applied to the outside of a concrete wall. For the waterproofing project to be successful, the concrete must be fully cured and cleaned.

This technique is very successful for new basement walls, foundations, or any other concrete surface that is below ground level. One of the most compelling reasons to use a concrete sealant is to help improve the slab's water resistance. While many manufacturers and distributors claim that their products waterproof concrete, there's really no guarantee. If you read about such a guarantee, the company is not being entirely honest with you.

Certain products offer better chances of water resistance, but no product can absolutely guarantee that your product will completely waterproof concrete for life. Your knowledgeable professionals can answer your questions and inspect your property to determine the best of the concrete waterproofing solutions listed above for your property. A similar product is available and is commonly used as a large waterproofing layer (a thin layer of mortar applied to refine the surface of concrete) for chipped or honeycomb concrete, or as a waterproof plaster in masonry walls, where a higher compressive strength surface is required.

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