Remedy DS as a concrete sealant outlasts
and outperforms typical sealers with which most people
Remedy DS NEVER needs
to be reapplied -- Do it once and you NEVER have
to reapply the material.
DS is not a surface sealant, but,
an internal concrete stabilizer -- Which stops
the cause of problems at the source.
DS can never peel or wear off.
DS contains a proprietary catalyst which
"pursues moisture" in concrete, and upon contact
reacts with the "free" alkali (lime) and calcium
hydroxides (already in concrete or masonry) to form
a silica gel on the surface of voids and particulate,
impregnating the entire depth penetrated. This gel hydrates
into a hard glass-like material, turning the entire
depth penetrated into a solid mass.
This internal, permanent seal
and water barrier also hardens and dust-proofs the surface
while increasing the compressive strength.
Remedy DS, by eliminating the major underlying cause
of paint and coatings coming off,
will greatly extend the useful life of paint or coatings.
How Deep Seal Works
Remedy DS reacts with the alkali in the moisture
on the surface of the voids and particulate, to form
a sticky gel which is forced by capillary (and an attraction
to dampness), into the voids and canals that exist beneath
surface of the concrete.
Concrete Remedy DS
has an affinity for moisture, this facilitates it floating
along through the voids and canals. As it does so, it
encounters more alkali rich moisture and forms more
gummy gel, coating the walls of the larger voids and
canals, completely filing smaller ones (shady areas
in the bottom section of graphic below). This process
repeats itself until the concrete is permanently sealed.
Yet, Concrete Remedy DS
allows the concrete to breathe.
technically speaking, this is what happens when you
apply Deep Seal and why it is a permanent treatment
that improves concrete:
the silicate solution penetrates the concrete surface,
the soluble SiO2 species react with portlandite or calcium
hydroxide, (Ca(OH)2) and/or Ca2+ in the pore solution
to form calcium silicate hydrate (C-S-H).
CSH is the space filling glue phase created when the
cement in concrete is hydrated with water. Portlandite
is an undesirable phase in concrete because it precipitates
as platelets near aggregates. The result is a porous
paste/aggregate interface that increases concrete permeability
and reduces compressive strength.
Portlandite is also subject to acid attack and carbonation.
Also known as Calcium hydroxide, traditionally called
slaked lime or hydrated lime, it is a chemical compound
with the chemical formula Ca(OH)2.
In contrast to portlandite, calcium hydroxide Ca(OH)2,
C-S-H is the desirable, space-filling glue phase.
Deep Seal causes C-S-H to replace portlandite. The results
are: decreased permeability, less susceptibility to
acid attack and carbonation enhanced abrasion resistance
(that is, dust-proofing), chemical resistance, and durability
of the concrete surface
a "picture" of what Deep Seal does in concrete
by forming C-S-H:
process will also float any foreign matter inside those
canals and voids (oils, salts, acids, etc.) to the surface
where they can be flushed away.
Remedy DS does not begin to "work"
until it gets 1-2 mm down into the concrete. Thus, the
top 1-2 mm (about 1/16th inch) does not have any product
it in. This area is referred to as a "bondable
surface area" represented in the graphic above
as the area above the dark horizontal line. This means
that paint and coatings will stick very well.
to see how Deep Seal and Top Seal work and how they
look on floors.
eliminating the reaction of moisture and alkali within
the concrete, Deep Seal permanently eliminates a major
cause of paint and coatings peeling--thus all surface
coatings stick exceedingly better.
and Concrete Remedy believe this information to be
true to the best of our knowledge. Our products are
of the highest quality and uniform within manufacturing
Since no direct control is exercised over product
use, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made as to the suitability of products
for a particular use or as to the effect of such use,
and no liability is assumed, directly or indirectly.
the event products received were defective at point
of manufacture, replacement will be made at no cost
and users are encouraged to conduct their own tests
prior to application. Samples can be ordered for testing.
The cost of the samples will be deducted from orders
for material, so that the testing ends up costing
nothing. Better to make sure than to guess about results.
be assured that we will go the extra mile in helping
you solve or prevent problems. We will provide thorough
and detailed technical assistance and help you at
every step of the way to guarantee that you get a
permanent and cost beneficial solution.
have the resources and availability to help you with
on site evaluations and consultations. Or if you prefer
to not use your resources for application, we are
ready and able to complete all the work for you. In
the event you want to do the actual work yourself,
we can provide on site technical assistance and guidance
if you want that level of assistance.
will personally make sure you get what you need.
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