Concrete Sealing 101: Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re considering sealing your concrete then there’s just one move for you to make: Contact Fuller Concrete Staining at 310-944-9099 to find out more about your options. We’ve provided some answers to the most frequently asked questions we get but feel free to give us a call for more information or with additional questions.

Which concrete surfaces should be sealed?

If you live in an area that has freeze-thaw cycles then your concrete should be sealed. This includes parts of California. You should also seal your concrete if you want it to repel stains, if you want dust reduced, if you want maximum abrasion resistance, if you want to maintain the most attractive appearance (especially if you’ve stained your concrete), or if you want to reduce abrasion.

What are the consequences if I don’t seal my concrete?

Your concrete could become damaged, discolored, and damaged. Remember that though it’s strong, concrete is also very porous and absorbs liquids easily. If anything is spilled on it, from oil, to fertilizer, to salt, it can become damaged if it’s not sealed.

How much does concrete sealing cost?

It varies from job to job. Obviously, larger areas will cost more. The type of sealant you want may affect the price. If you want the concrete stained first, then that will affect the price. When you contact Fuller Concrete Staining at 310-944-9099, we can provide a more specific quote.

What will the concrete look like after it’s sealed?

It depends on which type of sealer you choose. A chemically reactive sealer will be essentially invisible because it penetrates deep into the concrete. If you choose a solvent-based acrylic resin sealer, then you’ll have a high-gloss, wet look. You will get a stain appearance from a water-based acrylic resin sealer. In short, it’s up to you!

Can I seal my concrete myself?

We don’t recommend it. In many situations, it will end up costing more to seal it yourself than to hire the professionals. Why? Because you’ll not only need to buy the sealant but you’ll need specialty tools that are costly. When you choose the professionals, you can also assure the best possible result.

When’s the best time to apply concrete sealant?

It depends on the type of sealant you want to use. If you’re choosing an acrylic-resin sealer than you can seal it as soon as the concrete can handle the weight of the person sealing it. Others require the concrete to be cured for at least 28 days.

Do you have additional questions about how concrete is sealed, whether you need to seal your concrete, or what your best options are? If you do, contact Fuller Concrete Staining at 310-944-9099 right away. We are here to ensure that you get all the benefits of sealant, from the beauty to the resilience, for the most competitive price possible.

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