Concrete Care 2018-06-01T15:52:37+00:00

CONCRETE CARE

Protect Your Concrete Surface and Ensure Longevity

Concrete Care Overview

At Unique Cement we acknowledge our customers home improvement projects and goals, that’s why we always recommend applying a coat of concrete sealer or protectant to your freshly poured plain concrete surface. When the proper commercial grade sealants are used it will ensure longevity and protect the surface from stains, Michigan’s harsh weather conditions- such as salt from our winter season’s, all while curing the concrete to its max potential. Replacing the concrete around your home is a major transformation and with the increasing cost of concrete, we look at the sealing process as cheap insurance to extend the life of your project. Unique Cement has been working with the industry’s best sealers and is happy to provide our customers with this information at no extra charge. Listed below is a list of sealers we recommend along with application guide and tips to help you get the job done right!

Plain Concrete Sealer- ChemMaster – “Silencure”, this is a silane solvent based sealer which means when applied to a broomed concrete surface, it does not alter the look or color of your freshly placed concrete. Refer to www.Chemmasters.net for data sheet and installation guide

Sealer Avalibility: (Boomer Construction Materials) is a ChemMaster product vendor and carries this sealer generally in stock, Contact them today at their Macomb,MI location at 586-935-4005 or Detroit,MI location at 313-832-5050,They would be more than happy to help guide you in the right direction!

Application: First and for-most it is very important the concrete is fully dry, not damp, 100% dry and allow enough time after installation for sealer to dry properly before applying water to its surface. Apply sealent thin, as it doesn’t take much to work its magic, also using a 3/8 nap roller and work in small areas…. At Unique Cement we have found that following your saw-cut patterns as a guide helps ensure you get every inch of your project while making sure its not over applied.

Stamped Concrete

Stamped concrete Requires a fresh coat of sealer every 2-3 years to keep your project looking new while protecting the colors that produce the finish. Unique Cement works with industry leading products to ensure your project will last for decades to come. The concrete around your home is one of the biggest investments to you as a homeowner, and we want your home to be the envy of your neighborhood by maintaining a maintenance schedule that’s keeps the project looking new at all times. Trick of the trade DO NOT over apply concrete sealer, this makes the concrete build up layers making your concrete milky looking and will eventually turn white. Proper installation is in thin coats while alowing the old sealer layer to wear away over time before re-coating! Below is a guide of proper sealer products to use for re-sealing your stamped concrete project.

Stamped Concrete Sealer: Unique Cement uses Vexcon Ac-1315-HG for a high gloss, wet look finish. Vex-con chemical company also offers a matte finish and a medium gloss finish, which ever you prefer. These products are all available at our vendor which is listed below.

Where To Buy: (Boomer Construction Materials) is a Vexcon Chemical product vendor and carries these sealers generally in stock, Contact them today at their Macomb, MI location at 586-935-4005 or Detroit, MI location at 313-832-5050,They would be more than happy to help guide you in the right direction!

Application Guide: First and for-most it is very important the concrete is fully dry, not damp, 100% dry and allow enough time after installation for sealer to dry properly before applying water to its surface. Apply sealant thin, as it doesn’t take much to work its magic, also using a 3/8 nap or ½ nap roller and work in small areas…. At Unique Cement we have found that following your saw-cut patterns as a guide helps ensure you get every inch of your project while making sure its not over applied.

Exposed Aggregate

Exposed Aggregate Requires a fresh coat of sealer every 1-2 years to keep your project looking new while protecting the colors that produce the finish. Unique Cement works with industry leading products to ensure your project will last for decades to come. The concrete around your home is one of the biggest investments to you as a homeowner, and we want your home to be the envy of your neighborhood by maintaining a maintenance schedule that’s keeps the project looking new at all times. Proper installation is in thin coats allowing the old sealer layer to wear away over time before re-coating. Below is a guide of proper sealer products to use for re-sealing your Exposed aggregate project.

Exposed Aggregate Sealer: Unique Cement uses a Colored concrete sealer specifically designed for aggregate called Browntone. Browntone concrete sealer is designed to protect your decorative finish while adding a hint of brown colorant. The brown colorant highlights the pea stone in the concrete mix, to give you a classic, bold, rich look.

Where To Buy: (Mini-Mix Concrete) Located in Clinton Township,MI at 33600 Kelly Rd., Mini-Mix is a Browntone product vendor and carries this sealer generally in stock, Contact them today at 586-792-2260

Application Guide: First and for-most it is very important the concrete is fully dry, not damp, 100% dry and allow enough time after installation for sealer to dry properly before applying water to its surface. Apply sealant thin, as it doesn’t take much to work its magic, also using a 3/8 nap or ½ nap roller and work in small areas…. At Unique Cement we have found that following your saw-cut patterns as a guide helps ensure you get every inch of your project while making sure its not over applied.

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