HOW IT WORKS
PORESHIELD: A REVOLUTIONARY CONCRETE DURABILITY ENHANCER
There’s never been a concrete protection product that works quite like PoreShield. The unique science behind PoreShield allows it to provide protection well beyond conventional products.
Discover the unique way PoreShield provides powerful protection:
HOW PORESHIELD WORKS… WHERE EXISTING PRODUCTS DON’T
When concrete is mixed, cement and water combine to create a porous material with less volume than the individual components. Those pores allow concrete to act as a sponge, absorbing fluids and salts from the surface. This provides a pathway for common sources of damage.
Common concrete sealants attempt to protect concrete by creating a protective film on the surface. This works for a while – typically two to three years – but as soon as the seal is damaged, fluid damage begins again – and since the remaining seal can hinder evaporation, the damage could even be worse than before.
UNPROTECTED CONCRETE – How Damage Occurs
PoreShield (SME-PS) is different – in fact, it’s not a sealant at all. Instead of coating the surface, PoreShield fills concrete pores with a viscous, hydrophobic material, leaving no film on the surface. PoreShield has a lower surface tension than water, combined with a higher viscosity – allowing it to make its way into pores ahead of water.1
Protection from freeze/thaw damage
In cold weather climates, the water that has seeped into concrete pores will freeze and expand – damaging concrete from within. This can lead to cracking, separation, bulging, and more.
A recent study put PoreShield to the test as a solution to freeze/thaw damage, in both ideal and damaged concrete.2 In ideal conditions, conventional sealers and PoreShield offered similar protection. But in real-world conditions, PoreShield dramatically outperformed the competition.
An independent study concluded that PoreShield reduces chloride ion diffusion by twice as much as other leading products – preventing both short and long-term damage to concrete.
Review the Wisconsin DOT study to learn more.