Especially in this area of the country where we get a significant amount of precipitation, it is important to take steps necessary to prevent water from damaging your surfaces.
Although it’s a sturdy material, concrete is porous—which means its vulnerable to damage from water. If water seeps into a concrete surface, the concrete will expand and contract during freeze and thaw cycles. Over time, the repeated expanding and contracting will create damage such as cracking, spalling, and/or other issues.Get a free quote
The best way to protect your concrete from water damage is to waterproof your surface. There are many products on the market available to purchase that you can use. For the best results, though, we recommend a professional-grade waterproofing material.
A concrete surface that’s been coated with a waterproofing layer is protected from water damage of course, but the protection goes far beyond just that. Here are some of the benefits of waterproofing:
SUNDEK’s line of SunLastic products are professional grade and formulated to provide the best protection possible. SUNDEK has been creating concrete coatings since 1970, so all SUNDEK products are tried and true. SUNDEK has two waterproofing products:
SunLastic WP50 is a fluid elastomeric waterproofing membrane, which, in simple terms, means it creates a stretchy layer that blocks water. After a surface is coated with WP50, it can be coated with any of SUNDEK’s decorative coatings, including SunLastic EPC35 to create a flexible waterproof surface.
This rubber-like liquid, is mixed with a cement-aggregate blend which produces a tough, water-retardant coating. Although it’s very flexible, it is notably resistant to abrasion.
The right SunLastic product depends on your project. If you’re not sure which one is right for you, contact us for a free estimate. We’ll come to your site, do a project analysis, and recommend the product that’s best for your project.
Here are some of the areas that we have found benefit most from waterproofing.
Fortunately, functional surfaces can also be beautiful. Since we use SUNDEK’s SunLastic products, we can create essentially any design that could be created without a waterproofing layer. We use the SunLastic products with SUNDEK’s other decorative coatings so that you can get the look you want with the protection you need.
When it comes to design, you just need to tell us your vision and we can make it happen. We have many colors, textures, and patterns to choose from, and we can even create the look of limestone, wood, cobblestone, or any other material you like.
See a project we completed at high-end apartment complex in Alexandria, VA, where we used SunLastic in combination with SUNDEK’s decorative products to resurface 34,000 square feet of concrete.
We highly recommend hiring a professional contractor such as SUNDEK of Washington to apply waterproofing to your concrete surface. An experienced contractor knows the ins and outs of applying these types of products and knows what common pitfalls to look out for.
Though this isn’t meant to be a comprehensive guide to waterproofing your surface, here is the general overview of how it works:
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