PROVEN PERFORMANCE

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.1 In ideal conditions, conventional sealers and PoreShield offered similar protection. But in real-world conditions, PoreShield dramatically outperformed the competition.

PoreShield Absportion Chart

This study reveals that after 300 cycles, the results were clear.

There is almost no noticeable damage on the PoreShield samples.

Meanwhile, the silane-treated sample shows high deterioration similar to the untreated concrete.

PoreShield (SME-PS) after 300 freeze-thaw cycles

PoreShield Performance vs solvent based silane

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REDUCED ION DIFFUSION

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.

Reduction in chloride ion concentration

PREVENTS WATER ABSORPTION

Research has shown that PoreShield reduces the amount of water absorbed, extending the life of concrete by 5x-9x.

Water absorption chart

SOURCES

1. Can Soy Methyl Esters Improve Concrete Pavement Joint Durability? (Golias et al., 2012)