What do I need to know before pouring Concrete Driveways, Patios, and Walkways?


One  product we must encourage you to explore is CreteDefender.   In addition to exploring the amazing performance benefits of this product, I hope you will also explore the extreme expertise these guys have with respect to properly specifying your concrete mix and long term performance.  I have some links below that can help you become a Concrete Expert. 

CreteDefender™ is a clear, water-borne chemical solution… a penetrating concrete sealer. The proprietary formulation of reactive silicates and surfactants (chemicals that break the surface tension and allow for deep penetration) is designed to react with the calcium and lime in concrete. This reaction forms a gel that fills the pores and micro-cracks inside the concrete. The reaction takes approximately 75 days to complete, though your concrete is protected after 24 hours.

As the gel hardens, it becomes a permanent part of the concrete matrix. The reaction penetrates up to 4 inches (102 mm) into the slab. This reaction is irreversible and permanent.

The results of this reaction provide the following benefits to concrete:

Makes concrete impervious to salt (chloride) intrusion and the damage salt causes

Immediately STOPS the reactions from salt and other chemicals that cause damage

Eliminates dusting and flaking of properly finished concrete

Eliminates freeze/thaw damage

Corrects and stabilizes the pH of concrete

Hardens and adds density to concrete

Increases surface hardness by 45%

Provides substantial chemical resistance

Prevents efflorescence

Increases slip resistance on both smooth, machine troweled concrete and broom finished concrete

Makes concrete harder to scratch


Makes concrete bond better to paint, epoxy, urethane, and other coatings

Reduces Moisture Vapor Transmission (MVT) in concrete (a major cause of epoxy and urethane floor failure)

CreteDefender works inside or outside, horizontally or vertically.

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