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Water Test On Precast Seals the Deal

posted Aug 4, 2016, 4:48 AM by Diane Maimone   [ updated Aug 4, 2016, 4:49 AM ]

Many commercial buildings are made of precast, a porous material with a composition of sand, gravel and crushed stone held together by cement.  

A precast panel was sealed on the left with Presto Restoration's Leachstop® silicone sealer the day before. Water was applied to both sides to demonstrate the effectiveness of the protection. The left side demonstrates how precast protected with LeachStop® repels water and remains protected from damaging elements. The right side shows how water soaks into the unprotected precast and darkens it, also allowing dirt, pollution and contaminants into the pores of the precast. 

After cleaning and/or restoration of precast, it is vital to seal the surface of the stone composition to help prevent immediate precast leaching and water penetration. If not, the precast acts as a sponge, and creates a breeding ground for biological growth. Sealing also closes the pores of the concrete so that water is not able to freeze and thaw creating precast spalling or chipping. 

Presto's LeachStop® is a revolutionary sealer that carries a 10-year warranty. Imagine a freshly restoration commercial high-rise building that looks clean and protected for an entire decade and beyond.

Presto Restoration Products & Services is a nationwide precast restoration sealing contractor, and will go the extra mile to ensure that your precast, glass, metal and waterproofing restoration is done right the first time and remains that way for years to come. Visit us at PrestoRestore.com or call 1-800-693-1228 for a free quote.

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