Ion-Bond Armor – Subsurface Elastomeric Concrete Sealer

The “Champ” among all siloxane or silane sealers and without equal in the marketplace! Ion-Bond Armor penetrates the deepest, waterproofs the tightest, and the seal is permanent. The only one that seals against negative side water pressure in basements. It can even seal through a single layer of latex paint!

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Ion-Bond Armor’s small molecules are able it to penetrate deep into concrete and porous building materials, where they react and form an elastomeric waterproof barrier well below the surface. It is like injecting silicone caulk into the pores! Water pressure cannot push it out. Ion-Bond waterproofs against surface water as well as negative side water pressure – the infiltration of underground water into basements. It seals so deep below the surface that it leaves the surface paintable.

What Makes Ion-Bond™ So Special?

  1. SEALS PERMANENTLY – NO RE-APPLICATIONS.
  2. WATERPROOFS AGAINST RAINWATER OR WATER PRESSURE IN BASEMENTS.
  3. PENETRATES INTO TIGHT SURFACES, EVEN THROUGH LATEX PAINT.
  4. NO FILM. NO GLOSS. NOT SLIPPERY.
  5. SUITABLE FOR PAINTING, ADHESIVES, THINSET.
  6. WATERBORNE. QUICK & EASY SPRAY-ON APPLICATION.

Ion-Bond Armor is very unique. There are no similar products in stores!

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Ion-Bond is not sold in stores but is delivered by courier directly from the factory to your door. Orders received by 1 PM ET normally ship the same day and are delivered by courier within 2 to 5 workdays.

Ion-Bond Armor Subsurface Sealer
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5-gallon Pails $299 FREE Order Now button

Based on shipping by courier to the lower 48 states. For expedited shipping or shipping to other states and Canada, please inquire first by telephone or e-mail.

RETURNS: This is a nonreturnable product. SHELF LIFE: 45 days. Please review our Commercial Terms.

Coverage

Coverage depends on the porosity and composition of the concrete. Approximate coverage per pail:

  • POURED CONCRETE - 2 applications will seal 1,000 sq. ft.
  • CONCRETE BLOCKS - 2 applications will seal 700 sq. ft.
  • SPLITFACE/CINDER BLOCKS - 2 applications will seal 500 sq. ft.

The Sealer That's Hard to Match!

Ion-Bond™ subsurface elastomeric sealer works by filling the pores inside the substrate, not by forming a surface film. Best Concrete Sealer - RadonSeal

  • Waterproofs concrete, brick, masonry, pavers, and most porous building materials.
  • Penetrates up to 1-1/2" into concrete (three times deeper than a typical siloxane sealer).
  • Waterproofs the substrate against rainwater, snowmelt, and surface water.
  • The only siloxane sealer that also waterproofs against negative side water pressure, which makes it suitable for basements, foundation slabs, and retaining walls. Hydrostatic pressure from the "backside" cannot push it out of the pores and it stops water wicking due to capillary action. Most homeowners are not aware that the "waterproofing" silane, siloxane, or acrylic concrete sealers sold in stores are not suitable for basements because they get pushed off by negative water pressure.
  • Permanent! No re-applications needed. (Store-sold sealers have to be re-applied every other year.)
  • Does not leave a surface film. Does not alter color or appearance of the surface. Not slippery when wet.
  • Leaves the surface suitable for paints, adhesives, thinset, or patching compounds.
  • Reduces the infiltration of water vapor and gases, while still allowing the substrate to "breathe" and dry out.
  • Highly penetrating. Penetrates into most hard-troweled concrete surfaces. But not for use on polished concrete or stamped concrete. Great for garage floors.
  • Even waterproofs through a single layer of latex paint, including a widely sold waterproofing paint. Latex paint is porous. (But it will not penetrate through other paints, hybrid paints with latex, and two or more layers of latex.) It your waterproofing paint starts leaking after six months, let it dry out and seal it with Ion-Bond. This will save you lots of work on removing the paint.

Ion-Bond Armor is so durable because it is imbedded deep inside the pores. It is well hidden from UV-rays that break down other sealers. Once sealed with Ion-Bond, the concrete will remain waterproof for its life.

The subsurface elastomeric membrane repels and sheds water. After a rain, the surface will dry out quickly. If there is a puddle in a low spot, it will stay until it evaporates because the concrete is waterproof. But the surface will not "bead" water because the seal is so deep below the surface. It will not become slippery. Spills do not penetrate and are easy to wash off.

Comparison with Other Concrete Sealers

There are various water-repellants and concrete sealers on the market based on wax, acrylics, siloxanes, urethanes, or epoxy.

NO SURFACE FILM
Ion-Bond Armor does not form a film on the surface. Common surface sealers peel or crack, wear off in traffic, and break down due to UV-rays. The surface film gets lifted by negative side moisture pressure or efflorescence.
DEEP PENETRATION
Some sealers claim to be “penetrating” when they penetrate merely ¼” into the substrate. Ion-Bond penetrates up to 1-1/2” into concrete.
WATER VAPOR
Some sealers form a vapor impermeable film on the surface which traps moisture and activates efflorescence inside the concrete which is harmful to the concrete and unsightly. Ion-Bond allows the substrate to “breathe.”
DURABILITY
While most acrylic and siloxane sealers last only a couple years, Ion-Bond Armor waterproofs and protects permanently. The leading driveway sealer sold in stores breaks down so quickly that it has to be re-applied every year.
SLIPPERY SURFACE
Ion-Bond Armor does not make the surface slippery when wet.
USER- AND ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY
Many sealers use chemical solvents, which release fumes, odors, and volatiles (VOCs) harmful to people and the environment. Ion-Bond Armor is waterborne, non-toxic, nonflammable, has very low VOCs, and is nonhazardous and environment-friendly.

Ion-Bond™ Armor versus RadonSeal® Concrete Sealer

RadonSeal is the best sealer for sound, uncolored concrete and cementitious materials. It penetrates the deepest (up to 4”) and reacts with alkalis. This hardens the surface, strengthens and densifies the concrete internally, and neutralizes lime and alkalis that cause efflorescence. RadonSeal forms the tightest seal against water, water vapor, and even radon gas.

Ion-Bond Armor is a state-of-the-art polysiloxane sealer. It uses waterborne siloxanes, which are organic silicon compounds. (The word siloxane is derived from silicon, oxygen, and alkane.) Its small molecules penetrate deep into pores, react and gel as long-chain molecules, bond to the substrate, and cure. Polymerized siloxanes are closely related to silicones (just like in silicone caulk). For maximum strength, the molecules are negatively charged during manufacturing to attach themselves.

Unlike RadonSeal, Ion-Bond Armor is self-reacting – it does not depend on a chemical reaction with alkalis. It can seal concretes difficult to seal for RadonSeal, e.g. concretes with additives or color pigments like integrally colored concrete and fibercrete. It also seals non-cementitious materials like bricks, stones, and masonry.

Ion-Bond molecules are so small that it can seal tighter power-troweled surfaces or dense structural concrete without the need for acid etching or grinding the surface.

Both sealers do not "bead" and leave the surface suitable for paints, thinset, and patching compounds.

The downside of Ion-Bond is a very short shelf life (45 days) requiring a quick application after receiving the sealer.

Use Ion-Bond Armor as a Stand-Alone Sealer on:

  • FIBER REINFORCED CONCRETE
  • INTEGRALLY COLORED CONCRETE DRIVEWAYS OR FLOORS
  • THIN CONCRETE FLOORS (<3")
  • HARD-TROWELED CONCRETE
  • STRUCTURAL CONCRETE WITH TIGHT SURFACE
  • NATURAL STONE
  • SEALING THOUGH ONE LAYER OF LATEX-BASED PAINT

How do you check if the paint is latex-based?

IS IT LATEX PAINT OR OIL-BASED? – Clean a small area with a solution of warm water and household detergent or dishwashing liquid. Rinse well and towel-dry. Soak a Q-Tip, cotton ball, or soft rag in rubbing alcohol and rub it back and forth over the clean area. If the paint comes off, it is latex. Or take a chip of the paint to a paint store.

When to Combine Ion-Bond and RadonSeal

Ion-Bond Armor is often applied to concrete first sealed with RadonSeal® to provide the tightest possible combined seal against water vapor and gases.

The combination of the two sealers is recommended for sealing very porous concrete blocks or cinder blocks in basements. It is particularly useful for sealing concrete before installing moisture sensitive flooring – much better than using plastic sheets which trap moisture and cause molds and mildew after a few years. Also used before installing epoxy or urethane coatings on slabs with high vapor transmission rates.

  • CINDER BLOCKS – Waterproofing very porous concrete blocks and cinder blocks in basements.
  • WOOD FLOORING – Sealing porous concrete slabs to minimize water vapor transmission before installing flooring.
  • EPOXY COATING – Sealing concrete slabs to minimize water vapor transmission before installing epoxy or urethane.
  • HIGH-RADON LEVELS – Reducing radon gas infiltration to a minimum.
  • VAPOR INTRUSION – Reducing vapor intrusion from contaminated soils (dry cleaners, landfills, brown fields, hydrocarbon spills, insecticides).

Application and Surface Prep

Ion-Bond Armor is a user- and environment-friendly product – waterborne, nonflammable, and nonhazardous. You can apply it quickly and easily with a hand-pump garden sprayer. Before application, mix in the activator with a mixing tool (included) using a standard electric drill.

Surfaces to be treated must be clean, bare, and thoroughly dry.