Sealing Paths & Driveways
Choosing a sealer to use on concrete paths and driveways is usually a balance between price, performance and appearance.
Applying a good quality sealer to a well prepared surface will ensure your concrete driveway, path, pergola area and pool surround will be kept in good condition over time. The type of finish you have on these areas will determine which type of sealer we would recommended to use.
What surfaces should I seal?
Concrete driveways, paths & pavers (concrete & porcelain) are porous material that readily absorbs liquids. We recommend sealing these areas for specific purposes such as stain repellence, dust reduction, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance or to maintain an attractive appearance.
When do I apply sealer?
Most acrylic-resin sealers and certain reactive penetrating sealers should be applied as soon as new concrete can withstand the weight of the installer. Other reactive penetrating sealers and most high-performance coatings, such as epoxies and urethanes, should only be applied after the concrete is fully cured (generally 28 days). Almost all sealers can be applied after the concrete is 28 days old.
Will sealer make my concrete slippery?
Reactive penetrating sealers generally have little effect upon the concrete surface profile or traction. Most topical coatings can affect concrete surface profile, and may require the use of anti-skid additives in areas exposed to foot or vehicle traffic.