Vertical concrete slabs
At CPM Professional Painting Services we refinish all types of exterior buildings including stone and hard surfaces. Here is how we treat restoration and sealing on stone products.
Stone tile / Concrete Slabs
First, pre-soak with a solution of TSP and Bleach. Then use full “Power Wash” to remove dirt, salt, and mildew to ensure topcoat adhesion.
*caulking crack joints is additional work
Apply 1 coat over the slabs and joints, using Colour/Sealer Restoration Protection from Benjamin Moore Adverse Freeze/Thaw/Salt Air Deterioration to help with discolouration, fading & staining.
Cover and protect non-painted areas. Signage removal by the owner can be arranged.
About the Treatment:
Prolong the lifetime of concrete and masonry around your home. This formula seals and protects the exterior above the ground foundation.
- Excellent flexibility, durability, and fade resistance
- Exceptional resistance to wind-driven rain
- Protects against cracking and weathering
- Can be applied to fresh concrete and masonry less than 28 days old. No primer needed.
- Low-temperature application down to 35° F
- Great for concrete, cement, concrete block, and stucco
Why is Protection Needed?
Concrete slab products are not usually protected products; as such, they deteriorate over time with the loss of pigmentation, moisture absorption, outburst corrosion, and further total decay.
How to Know if the Product (concrete, concrete slabs) is not Protected
- Fading from the original color
- After precipitation (snow, showers) the colour darkens
- In some cases, rust appears on the product
What Can Happen to My Siding if There is No Protection?
- In the not-to-distant future, microcracks will begin to appear and this will lead to the decomposition of concrete or concrete slabs.
- Thermo isolation and construction behind the product will start to rot and disintegrate.
Concrete degradation may have various causes. Concrete can be damaged by fire, aggregate expansion, sea water effects, bacterial corrosion, calcium leaching, physical damage, and chemical damage (from carbonation, chlorides, sulfates, and distilled water). This process adversely affects concrete exposed to these damaging stimuli. Various types of aggregate undergo chemical reactions in concrete, leading to damaging expansive phenomena. The most common are those containing reactive silica, which can react (in the presence of water) with the alkalis in concrete (K2O and Na2O, coming principally from cement). Among the more reactive mineral components of some aggregates are opal, chalcedony, flint, and strained quartz. Following the alkali-silica reaction (ASR), an expansive gel forms and creates extensive cracks and damage to structural members. On the surface of concrete pavement, the ASR can cause pop-outs (i.e. the expulsion of small cones (up to 3cm/1in diameter) in correspondence to aggregate particles.
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Prolong the Lifetime of Concrete & Masonry
- Protect the colour
- Protection from fading
- Protection from staining
Does Exterior Stone need to be sealed?
It’s important to seal a stone exterior to maintain the life and luster of the exterior of your home. When clean and seal stone and concrete products it acts as a barrier layer to protect against weather, moisture and staining.