Concrete is found everywhere you look. From small residential spaces to large industrial complexes, concrete is a durable building material that needs to be protected from the elements and other abuses. One major part of protecting your concrete is making sure it’s waterproof. No matter the size or scope of your concrete, waterproofing it can greatly protect your concrete for many years to come.
The SANI-TRED® Solution
To effectively waterproof any concrete surface, choose SANI-TRED®, the innovative liquid rubber waterproofing system. SANI-TRED® completely and permanently waterproofs walkways, driveways, interior and exterior concrete floors, and much more. Using a revolutionary formula, SANI-TRED® penetrates deep into your concrete’s pores, hardens while maintaining flexibility to keep water from soaking into your concrete and causing damage. Prevent cracks, holes, tears, and other concrete imperfections with SANI-TRED®. Don’t fall for similar sounding products, choose the waterproofing product that fully protects and waterproofs your concrete. Choose SANI-TRED® and see the difference for yourself. With this in mind, here’s a step-by-step process for waterproofing your concrete with SANI-TRED®.
Step 1: Prepare
Start by preparing your concrete surface. Make sure it’s clean, dry, and free of any previous applied products. Fully prepared concrete is clean and free of any foreign matter that will effect coating adhesion.
Step 2: Prime
The next step is to Prime the surface. Apply 1 coat of PermaFlex® to the surface (concrete block surfaces require 2 prime coats). Cover the entire surface with this priming coat using a paint roller. Let the prime coat dry about 1-2 hours before proceeding.
Step 3: Patch
Once the Prime coat has dried, mix 2 parts LRB (Liquid Rubber Base) with 1 part TAV (Thickening Activator). Apply this mixture to any cracks, holes, joints, or any other imperfections to patch and profile your concrete surface. This coat fills in any gaps and adheres to the previous layer of PermaFlex®. Use a 1″ diameter caulk bead of LRB/TAV mixture to patch wall joints. Most other cracks use a 3/4″ diameter caulk bead.
Step 4: Top Coat
Once the LRB/TAV mixture dries, apply a top coat of PermaFlex®. Once this top coat dries, you concrete surface will now be completely waterproof.
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