Seal Concrete

Need to protect your concrete, but don’t really need anything fancy?

If your concrete is outside, it needs to be protected. Period.
Mother nature is not kind to anything that hangs outside, your concrete included. Therefore, in order to maximize the longevity of your concrete, it needs to be at the bare minimum sealed.

Here at Rossi DCE, we place quality as our #1 focus in everything we do!
With our seal concrete service, you will be able to have a piece of mind that your concrete is protected, and not only that the job was done correctly, but also with the highest quality of materials!

Please keep in mind that aesthetics is NOT the focus with this service. 

Meaning, if there are repairs of any kind needed, we will gladly do them, but keep in mind, they will be visible from the moon.

Seal concrete - OVERVIEW

Seal concrete - Table of Contents

Seal concrete - What Exactly is it?

The concrete sealer material can be water based or solvent base.
Since we live in Tennessee, we prefer solvent base vs water based.
It is stronger, and it will last longer. Period.

The material we use to seal concrete is solvent base, UV stable, acrylic copolymer material.

And as we’ve stated, the purpose of this service is to protect the bare concrete (or our work) in order to ensure the longevity of your investment.

Two things to remember when sealing your concrete; it is ONLY as good as the concrete it is bonding to AND the preparation done beforehand.

Seal concrete - Process

In just about everything that you do, there is a process to ensure that your task is successful. Our seal concrete service is no exception.
There may be more than one correct and effective way to do a task, your floor included, but this is how we go about it.
Here’s a brief overview;

  1. Prepare the surface.
    The surface needs to be prepped in order for the concrete sealer to bond to it. Have you ever tried to stick tape to a dirty surface?
    No good, right?
    This is no different. That’s why this is probably the most important step.
    Each surface will have its own set of requirements as far as preparation go.
    Do not worry though, we will make sure to go over what preparation is required for your surface when we give you a quote.
  2. Repairs (if any).
    Once surface is prepped and ready for us to do our seal concrete service, we will repair what needs to be repaired.
  3. Time to seal it.
    Once all the repairs are made (if any), time to seal the concrete.
    We preferred to roll it instead of spraying it.
    Reason being?
    Ensure there are no puddles, and that we got the sealer on every square inch of the surface evenly.

    Can someone else spray it and do as good of a job?
    The chances of something going wrong, to us, just aren’t worth it.


There’s a lot more to it, do not get me wrong, but this is just so you get the gist of it.

Seal concrete – Benefits

Unlike any of the other services we offer, the only real benefit to this service is to protect the surface.

Unlike our other services that will give a custom look, this a protective layer, not a decorative or pretty layer.

Keep in mind though, this is NOT a one-and-done and forget about it.
You will need to reseal the concrete every so often.
The sealer we use is recommended a maximum of 24 months.
Other sealers may be shorter, or longer.
And yes, we can reseal concrete for your as well.

Seal concrete - Great! Where can I get this done?

Good question!
And the answer to that is kind is anywhere outside!

Driveways, sidewalks, patios, porches, anywhere you have concrete, and it is hanging outside for mother nature to eat through it.


Seal concrete - Since I need it, how much?

Another great question!
Not so easy to answer.

Some of the factors included are.
– Size of project.
– Access to project (is it relatively easy to get to or will it be a pain in the butt to get things in there?)
– Condition of current surface (meaning, is it brand new or will it need a lot of TLC?).
– Your timeframe (meaning, do you need it done yesterday or can it be added to the current schedule?).

And this last one brings a good point.

How smooth is the current surface?
Reason why we ask is simple: seal concrete will make the surface a bit more slippery. If the surface isn’t at least broom finish, we may have to add an additive in order to give it some grip. That costs extra as well.

See how it’s not an easy answer?

Want to know exactly how much your seal concrete project is going to actually cost?
Reach out to us today so we schedule an estimate and get you an exact number for your investment!

Seal concrete – Final Thoughts

This one was pretty short compared to the essays we usually write! lol

Even though there wasn’t much to write, we hope we were super detailed and informative.

This is one of those maintenance services (like changing oil in your car) that just needs to be done.
We do not consider this a “luxury” service. No, we consider this a “required” service.
(We can’t force you, or anyone to do it, but you guys get the gist of what we mean.)

The goal here is not to turn anyone into a professional, but so they have a general idea of what is going on and what to expect.
if you kind of skimmed through it, that’s fine too, we’re sure we’ll go over everything in detail when we give you a quote for your project.
Please check our service areas to make sure we service your area and if not, what to do to get us out there! 

Either way, if we missed something here, or there is something else that you’d like to know, please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience so we can clarify your question(s) for you.

Seal concrete – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question #1 – My concrete is badly damaged. Will sealing it fix it?
 – No way!
This service a maintenance service, not a “we’re on our last leg, save me before I die” service.
Say the concrete is failing, has sunken, clear signs of being that badly degraded, your best bet may be to rip out and replace.
All things have an expiration date, and such said concrete has most definitely reached it.

Question #2 – If I do have to replace the concrete, will you do it?
– No, we will not. We do not pour concrete.

Question #3 – My concrete is cracked. Could I seal concrete anyways with the cracks as they are?
– We always recommended addressing cracks and any other issues before sealing it, but yes, you could seal it as is.
Will it stop cracks from coming back? No
Even if all issues are addressed, could some of the come back? Absolutely.

Remember, this is not a “save me” service, this is a “maintenance” service.

Question #4 – How long will the seal concrete last?
– Very hard to say. Too many variables to be able to truly come up with an answer.
Realistically though, up to 24 months.
Could it be 6 months? yep.
Could be 12 months? yep.
Could be 24 months? yep.

Question #5 – How will I know if I need to reseal the concrete?
– That’s simple.
Make sure it didn’t rain the previous day or you spilled water on it or something.
Then, take the busiest spot on your concrete and pour some water on it.
Let it sit for a couple of minutes.
If the water is still there, you have enough sealer to repeal the water. Odds are, you are good.
If the water is gone, then the concrete is exposed (which is why it sucked the water in) and now, odds are, you need more sealer.

If it’s too messy and you don’t want to do it, call us!

Did we miss anything?
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Also, don’t forget to check out our other services!

| Concrete Resurfacing |
| Pool Deck Resurfacing |
Epoxy Floor |
| Metallic Epoxy Floor |
Decorative Concrete |
Garage Epoxy Floor |
| Self-Leveling Concrete |
| Sloping Concrete Cap|
| Reseal Concrete |
| Grind and Seal Concrete |

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