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Why does concrete need to be sealed?

November 7, 2022

Concrete is one of the most popular materials to be used in construction around the world. Without it, there wouldn’t be any buildings, foundations, bridges or footpaths, so it would be hard to imagine our world without them.

While concrete is famous for strength and durability, you might be surprised to find out that it also needs protection, and the most effective method for that is sealing. Interested to find out why? Read on, because we’re going to discuss all the reasons why concrete needs to be sealed.

Makes Concrete More Durable

Sealing concrete surfaces improves their durability and ensures that they’re protected from all external damaging elements. Sealing prevents them from cracking, scaling and all other common problems that are associated with concrete. So if you want to make sure that your concrete floors stay in good condition for long, sealing them is the most important step you can take.


Sealing is the most cost-effective way to preserve the concrete and it will pay off in the long run. As many homeowners have already found out, repairing concrete can be very expensive. It is much better for your wallet to prevent the damage from happening in the first place, and applying a sealing layer is a great solution for that.

Improves the Appearance

Concrete sealers can significantly change and improve the appearance of the concrete surface. That’s because sealers come in a wide variety of types to choose from.

For instance, topical acrylic sealers are an excellent option for decorative concrete because they enhance the colour and add shine or a matte finish to the surface.

Protection From Weather Conditions

Concrete surfaces that are not protected with a sealer may be susceptible to wearing off. Wear is not only caused by vehicles and walking, but it is also impacted significantly by weather conditions, such as rain, sun, cold, heat, and snow. A sealing coat will come in handy in protecting the concrete surface from any damage and effects related to the weather.

Keeps Moisture Away

Sealers are great for keeping moisture and related issues, such as mould and mildew, away from concrete, especially if it’s an industrial space. This is important because mould spores can cause various types of health conditions, such as inflammatory rashes, flu-like symptoms, and headaches. And if you’re already suffering from allergies and respiratory problems, you will definitely want to avoid mould.

Penetrating surface sealers such as epoxies, urethanes and polyaspartics, are mainly used on concrete surfaces with high chemical risks, for example, airports, warehouses, and retail stores. They strengthen the concrete and protect it from water and moisture.

If you’re looking for concrete sealing services, look no further.

Absolutely Flawless Floorz is dedicated to providing high-quality concrete services to residential, commercial as well as industrial clients. Whether you are looking for polished concreteconcrete sealingdecorative concrete or professional floor preparation services, we have the solution. For more information, call us on 0450 550 649 or get a quick quote!

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