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.
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 is different – in fact, it’s not a sealant or a coating. It works below the surface. 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
1. Can Soy Methyl Esters Reduce Fluid Transport and Improve Durability of Concrete? (Coates et al., 2009)