A DOT driven study of PoreShield rapidly simulated the effects of freeze-thaw damage in concrete. 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
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.
PREVENTS WATER ABSORPTION
Research has shown that PoreShield reduces the amount of water absorbed, extending the life of concrete by 5x-9x.