RadonSeal Deep-Penetrating Concrete Sealer

RadonSeal® has been the leading concrete sealer for commercial and residential projects since late 1990's. It is a reactive internal sealer for poured concrete, concrete blocks, mortar, and other cementitious materials.

RadonSeal penetrates deep into concrete (up to 6" depending on porosity), reacts, expands inside the pores, and cures as a silicate mineral. Once cured, it will seal your concrete permanently against water seepage, efflorescence, water vapor, and even radon gas.

Unlike common sealers (coatings) and waterproofing paints sold in big box stores, RadonSeal will never peel or wear away. It cannot be pushed out from the pores regardless of hydrostatic pressure! The internal seal becomes integral to the concrete itself – there is never a need to re-apply the sealer again! RadonSeal will make your concrete denser and stronger - it is like injecting more cement into the concrete.

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RadonSeal is a concrete sealer for damp basements

Choose Between RadonSeal Standard or RadonSeal Plus

STANDARD – Use RadonSeal® Standard on indoor poured concrete (basement floor and walls, foundation slabs) less than 20 years old. Use on outdoor concrete (driveways, walls, roofs) less than 2 years old.

PLUS – Use RadonSeal® Plus (a higher mineral content) for sealing older, more porous concrete, such as poured indoor concrete over 20 years old, concrete blocks, cinder blocks, or poured outdoor concrete more than 2 years old.

Please take the time to review the RadonSeal Detailed Instruction & Sealing Various Cementitious Materials

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Shipping: RadonSeal is not sold in stores. RadonSeal is shipped directly from the factory to your door (via UPS or Fedex). Orders received by 2 pm ET are normally shipped the same day and delivered within 2 to 5 working days in the lower 48 states. For expedited shipping or shipping to other states (AK, HI) please inquire first by e-mail or telephone. Unopened pails in salable condition are returnable. Please review our Commercial Terms

Commercial Applicators: Available in 55-gallon drums at volume discounts or in 24- and 36-pail shipping pallets. Please call or email us at Commercial Inquiries.

Coverage

The coverage per pail depends greatly on the porosity and composition of the concrete. Concrete with larger pores or more alkalis consume more sealer. Cinder blocks are very porous and have the lowest coverage.

  • POURED WALLS AND FLOOR – 2 applications will cover 1,000 sq. ft. (per 5-gal.)
  • CONCRETE BLOCKS – 3 applications will cover 500 sq. ft. (per 5-gal.)
  • CINDER BLOCKS – 4 applications will cover 400 sq. ft. (per 5-gal.)

A typical basement (floor 800-1,000 sq. ft.) with poured concrete walls needs TWO 5-gal. pails to seal both the floor and foundation walls. A typical basement with concrete block walls needs THREE pails of RadonSeal.

Product Use

RadonSeal is most often applied to waterproof basement floors and walls but is effective for sealing a wide range of cementitious materials indoors or outdoors. It may not work well on fiber reinforced concrete with additives or on thin concrete floors (<2"). It wil not seal lightweight CMU's or splitface blocks (low cement content) or "popcorn" blocks (very large pores).

  • CONCRETE BLOCKSfoundation walls, retaining walls
  • CINDER BLOCKS outdoor or indoor
  • CONCRETE FLOORS – make dry damp concrete floors, sweating concrete
  • MORTAR – seal porous mortar in older stone foundations
  • LIMESTONE – building blocks, facades
  • STUCCO – applied over concrete

COMMON RESIDENTIAL USE: basement floors, basement walls, garage floors, retaining walls, driveways, pool decks, walkways, koi ponds.

COMMON COMMERCIAL USE: parking garages, concrete facades, sidewalks, industrial floors, concrete structures, warehouse floors, cooling towers, water treatment plants, bridges.

 

Reduce Humidity, Efflorescence, Dusting, and Radon

Your Damp Basement Solution! – RadonSeal is the strongest silicate-based sealer that penetrates deeper, carries more active minerals, and seals tighter than any other concrete sealer. The penetration does not depend on gravity – the sealer is also used on walls and ceilings (penetrates by capillary action). In case of basement walls, it is usually applied on the inside to seal against water seepage, water vapor, and radon gas from the ground. However, if there is an opportunity to apply it to the outside, it has the added advantage of preserving the exterior of the concrete and extending the life of the waterproofing coating by protecting against saponification.

Use Before Painting or Installing Flooring – RadonSeal protects concrete against wicking water, efflorescence, and the "alkali attack." It is often used by flooring contractors as a concrete primer. RadonSeal is recommended for sealing concrete before applying paints, adhesives, epoxy or urethane coatings, "wet-look" sealers, concrete overlays, surface levelers, and moisture sensitive flooring. It does not form a film and does not change the appearance or surface profile of the concrete. RadonSeal prevents wicking water or water vapor from pushing off or cracking the coating.

For more info on how RadonSeal works, the “alkali attack," efflorescence, how to protect concrete, paints, and flooring against deterioration, visit Sealing Concrete with RadonSeal

Use as a Concrete Densifier – RadonSeal will make concrete denser and stronger (up to 40% in flexural strength). Use on concrete surfaces to reduce concrete dusting, crumbling, and overall wear.

  • Concrete Waterproofing - Prevents water seepage into basements, protects against freeze-thaw and road salts.
  • Efflorescence - Reacts with alkalis and stops or reduces the unsightly "white powder."
  • Vapor Transmission – Reduces humidity by restricting water vapor inflow.
  • Radon Mitigation - Restricts the infiltration of radon gas.
  • Mold Remediation – Prevents the growth of basement mold, mildew, and algae.
  • Reduces Cracking – Bonds and strengthens concrete, prevents the rusting and expansion of rebar.
  • Concrete Hardener - Hardens the surface "flint-hard", basically eliminates dusting.
  • Neutralizes Alkalis - Ideal for fish ponds, kennels, and stables.
  • Deep-Cleans – Purges contaminants, minor oil spills, old efflorescence, and animal urine from inside the concrete.

The Chemistry Behind RadonSeal

The history of penetrating silicate concrete sealers dates back to Germany in World War II, when they were used to strengthen quickly poured thin military runways. After the war, the Army Corps of Engineers started using the sealers for the preservation of concrete dams and bridges. As the technology evolved, the use of silicate concrete sealers expanded from preserving structural concrete to waterproofing outdoor and indoor concrete. Somewhat diluted, they are also used as "surface hardeners."

During the last couple of decades, penetrating silicate concrete sealers have become widely used in the US and abroad, be it at Disney World or Sydney Opera House. Many architects specify them for major buildings. The sealers have been successfully used on thousands of major concrete structures and buildings.

How Does RadonSeal Work? When concrete cures, it produces "free lime" as a by-product of hydration. RadonSeal reacts with the free lime and alkalis inside concrete and expands inside the capillaries. It forms a silicate mineral – the same mineral produced by the hydration of cement paste that holds concrete together. Sealing with RadonSeal is like injecting Portland cement into the pores in concrete. Simply, it results in a higher grade of concrete that is denser, stronger, and tighter.

RadonSeal will not change the appearance or the profile of the concrete. RadonSeal waterproofs concrete internally but it does not make the surface water-repellent. The surface will not bead water and does not become slippery when wet. It will absorb water drops (it “wets”) but larger puddles will remain, because the concrete is waterproof.

Application

ECO-FRIENDLY – RadonSeal® is a user- and environment-friendly waterborne sealer formulated for an easy and safe application. Non-hazardous, ZERO VOCs with no fumes or noxious odors.

CONDITIONS – The concrete should be dry inside. After a heavy rain, let the concrete dry for 2 days. Avoid heavy rain for 24 hours after the application. Air and surface temperatures must be above freezing during the application and for three days after. Mask glass, aluminum, metals, tiles, and plants.

SURFACE PREPARATION – To apply RadonSeal, the concrete surface must be bare and porous – paint, old sealers, adhesives, oil, efflorescence, grease, etc., must be removed prior to application. Vacuum excessive dust, dirt, or loose particles. Allow concrete to dry for 3 days after power washing. If the concrete is polished or machine-troweled very hard, you have to improve the surface porosity by acid etching or concrete grinding.

How To Safely Remove Efflorescence

Radon Seal pailRadonSeal can applied with a low-pressure sprayer like the hand-pump "garden sprayer", a paint roller (3/4" nap), or with a brush. Adjust nozzle on pump sprayer to a fan pattern. Shake or roll pail before use. Pull out the pouring spout and fill the pump sprayer.

1. Dampen the Concrete - use the sprayer or a mop and a bucket to dampen the concrete surface with water (it breaks surface tension).

2. Apply RadonSeal in a Continuous Glistening Film – avoid puddles, do not over-apply. Spread out any puddles with a roller.

3. Apply a Second Application - after about 30 minutes of spraying, return to the beginning the section while still damp and apply a second coat. Concrete blocks require 3 back-to-back applications and cinder blocks 4 applications.

The sprayed on layer of RadonSeal should absorb within about 10 minutes (the surface still looks damp but there is no glistening film). If the concrete is unusually porous or alkaline, it will absorb very fast, letting you know that it needs more sealer – spray on another application.

4. Wash The Concrete Floor - Two to three hours after the final application, rinse the surface with water and scrub with a stiff-bristle brush or push broom, shop vac or let dry. Washing the concrete will ensure removal of any unabsorbed sealer which would leave glassy or whitish areas. And it will ensure that the surface remains porous for painting, coating, adhesives, and surface levelers. If needed, remove any purged efflorescence or contaminants in a couple days.

Basement Health - Your First Step When Moving

The RadonSeal spray-on application makes it an easy do-it-yourself home repair or home improvement project.

Selling Your Home
Before putting the house on the market, RadonSeal all the concrete in your basement to avoid any last-minute glitches at closing! Buyers are wary of fresh paint. Stop moisture problems and musty odors. Play it safe and reduce radon to a minimum – radon levels fluctuate widely and a bad short-term radon test can scuttle the closing.
Buying A Home
If there is a radon or moisture problem, negotiate a discount for conventional radon mitigation or waterproofing. Then, do it yourself with RadonSeal and save! Protect your family's health by reducing dampness and radon to a practical minimum.
Newly Built Homes
Now is the best time to preserve the concrete and prevent future moisture or radon problems. Sealing the concrete foundations is particularly important in today's energy-efficient homes, which draw not-so-fresh air from the ground through the porous concrete.

Architects, Builders, and Contractors Using RadonSeal

RadonSeal prevents or solves problems with moisture, molds, and radon in residential, institutional or commercial buildings like schools, apartments, hospitals, and hotels. It preserves commercial and industrial concrete assets indoors and outdoors – warehouses, factory floors and walls, cooling towers, water treatment plants, and bridges.

It also protects parking areas, garages, and factory floors against oil spills and most chemicals. Info on RadonSeal Commercial Applications. Info for Builders and Contractors

RadonSeal reduces costs and warranty callbacks, improves results, adds value, and increases customer satisfaction for a variety of contractors:

• Waterproofing Contractors

• Radon Mitigation Contractors

• Building Contractors

• Basement Remodeling Contractors

• Flooring Contractors

• Architects

• Painting Contractors