Exposed Concrete & Cement PaversExposed concrete gives an urban and contemporary look to any structure. Due to its porous nature, exposed concrete absorbs water and thus is susceptible to fungal and algal formation, ruining its aesthetics. It therefore needs to be protected from moisture.
Cement Pavers have great aesthetic value and also provide a hard finished surface with the minimum of fuss. They too are porous and absorb water easily, making them damp and susceptible to fungal and algal growth.
Organic growth is only the symptom. The real problem is water absorption.
Why prevent fungal / algal growth ?Although fungal and algal growth are not harmful to the above substrates, they need to be prevented for
1. better aesthetics.
2. ease of maintanence.
3. In the case of pavers and concrete used in walkways, fungal / algal growth makes them slippery and it is all the more important to prevent them.
Stopping water absorption, stops organic growth.
A transparent water repellent coating is ideal to prevent absorption of water.
Products such as siloxane based water repellants are excellent for this purpose for the following reaaons.
1. They do not alter the look of the substrate in any way.
2. They are absorbed into the pores of the substrate, thus there is no film formation as such and no risk of breakage of film, giving it a long usable life.
. Organo Silane, water soluble, water repellant.
. Eco-Friendly, low VOC.
. Nano particles penetrate into cement pores and capillaries. Creates a layer of water repellant cement, upto 5mm deep.
. Prevents problems caused by dampness such as fungal formation, Scaling, premature aging, spalling etc.
. UV and thermal stable.
. Easy to apply by brush, spray or roller.
. Dilute silane product to given consistency using water. For zycosil plus, dilution is 1:20 parts of water. Consume within 48hrs of dilution.
. Apply by brush, spray or roller. Cover entire surface at one go.
. Surface is ready to use after 24 hours.
. Life of 10 years upwards is expected, depending on the wear of the surface.
An easy solution to a nagging problem.
Available in store now, at
Shree Venkateshwara Traders
712, Modi Hospital Road,
West of Chord Road, Mahalaxmipuram
9036092531 - Namit Bhulani
080 - 23592523 - Landline