Breathable Siloxane Silane Sealers

Siloxane based masonry and brick sealers that are breathable and penetrate into the substrate have many advantages over other surface sealers comprised of acrylics, silicone and epoxies.

Siloxane Silane Water Repellent SealersAdvantages of Sealers:
A breathable sealer will help protect masonry and hardscape in many ways such as,

  • Resist cracking
  • Resist spalling
  • Reduce staining
  • Protects against UV damage
  • Prevents efflorescence
  • Prevent other damage related to water intrusion

Why choose a silane/siloxane blend?

Siloxane based sealers penetrate deep into the capillaries of concrete pavers and brick. The chemical bond that the siloxane and silane creates inside the microscopic pores acts as a resin. It minimizes the sizes of the capillaries so that it is smaller than a water molecule which provides the repellency.

Siloxane Silane SealersPenetration deep below the surface also means that your pavers will not lose protection if they are in a high traffic area. Sealers that sit on top on the paver can be eroded with heavy foot or vehicular traffic.

Siloxane/silane blends will also be 100% breathable. Concrete can absorb water 2 ways, from the surface and from the soil beneath it. These sealers will allow interior water to evaporate while also keeping surface water from penetrating into the paver. This is very important because sealers that do not allow the paver to breathe will trap moisture which can cause water to freeze and break the paver or brick during the colder months.

 

TLC Supply offers several professional grade detergents and breathable siloxane/silane sealers from industry leading brands such as Prosoco and Mapei. TLC also carries a wide selection of premium pavers from Techo Bloc, GenestBelgard and Cambridge Pavers. Please visit our website to see even more hardscape and masonry products ranging from bluestone,granite,brick,natural stone,block,sand,cement, and much more!

Before you go check this out! You may even like our posts  on How to Build a Paver Patio

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MAPEI’s Planitop® Products — Concrete Restoration Projects

Brickell Bridge - Miami

Check out this feature on how repairs were made to the Brickell Key Bridge, Miami using MAPEI products.

 Planitop® XS is just one of the many MAPEI products used in this project. TLC Supply is your local MAPEI dealer.
Planitop®XS was used for concrete repairs to the underside of the deck of the Brickell Bridge in Miami.

Planitop® XS
One-Component, Fast-Setting, Extended-Working-Time, Vertical, Horizontal and Overhead Repair Mortar

Planitop XS is an extended-working-time variation of Planitop X. Shrinkage compensated, fiber-reinforced, polymer-modified and containing a proprietary corrosion inhibitor, Planitop XS features Planitop X’s outstanding workability and versatility. Ideal for a wide variety of vertical, overhead and horizontal concrete repairs, Planitop XS can be applied from featheredge to 4″ (10 cm) per lift. Planitop XS dries to a light gray color, blending well with most concrete surfaces.

TLC Supply is now your exclusive source for everything Mapei!

TLC is always trying to find new and trusted products that make your projects go smoothly with great results!  We like Mapei’s their popular product line of concrete repair mortars: Planitop® X, Planitop® XS and Planitop® 18 ES. Check them out at TLC Supply!

One-Component, Fast-Setting, Vertical and Overhead Repair Mortar
One-Component, Fast-Setting, Vertical and Overhead Repair Mortar

Planitop® X is a one-component, fiber-reinforced, shrinkage-compensated, high-early-strength, fast-setting, polymer-modified, high-build cementitious repair mortar with a corrosion inhibitor. It is suited for all interior/exterior vertical and overhead concrete repairs, including precast/prestressed, tilt-up, post-tensioned and cast-in-place concrete. Planitop X can be applied from featheredge to 4″ (10 cm) per lift. It is engineered to provide high early strength with ease of application and dries to a light gray color, matching most concrete surfaces.


One-Component, Fast-Setting, Extended-Working-Time, Vertical, Horizontal and Overhead Repair Mortar
One-Component, Fast-Setting, Extended-Working-Time, Vertical, Horizontal and Overhead Repair Mortar

Ideal for a wide variety of vertical, overhead and horizontal concrete repairs, Planitop® XS is an extended-working-time variation of Planitop® X. Shrinkage compensated, fiber-reinforced, polymer-modified and containing a proprietary corrosion inhibitor, Planitop XS features Planitop X’s outstanding workability and versatility. Ideal for a wide variety of vertical, overhead and horizontal concrete repairs, Planitop XS can be applied from featheredge to 4″ (10 cm) per lift. It dries to a light gray color, blending well with most concrete surfaces.


Rapid-Setting Repair Mortar with Extended Working Time
Rapid-Setting Repair Mortar with Extended Working Time

Planitop® 18 ES is a one-component, high-early-strength, cementitious repair mortar, with a corrosion inhibitor, that has the rapid-setting characteristics of Planitop 18 but with an extended set and working time. It is suited for all interior/exterior horizontal concrete repairs both below- and above-grade, including bridge-deck repairs, parking-garage floor repairs and ramps. Planitop 18 ES provides a dense, impermeable pore structure and a highstrength, durable repair mortar.