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.
Advantages of Sealers:
A breathable sealer will help protect masonry and hardscape in many ways such as,
Protects against UV damage
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.
Penetration 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, Genest, Belgard 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!
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 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!
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.
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.
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.