How It Works

CreteDefender™ addresses the problems that cause concrete damage.  For more on what causes that damage, check out “How Concrete Goes Bad”. CreteDefender prevents salts, water, and other damaging chemicals from entering the concrete by filling the pores and controlling the pH.  It is a reactive chemical that will penetrate into your slab and react with the calcium and lime in the original concrete mix.

It Fills the Pores to Keep Salt and Water Out

CreteDefender is unlike any other sealer or protectant. It is a chemical that reacts to elements in concrete. This reaction creates a gel that fills the pores and tiny cracks in the concrete. The gel hardens and restores concrete’s natural pH and renders it impervious to water, salt, and other chemicals.

It is Not a Coating

CreteDefender is not a coating. Unlike coatings, CreteDefender doesn’t sit on top of your concrete. Its reaction penetrates deep into the slab…up to several inches.

It Can’t Wear Off — It’s Permanent!

CreteDefender can’t wear off, and can’t wear out. CreteDefender becomes a permanent part of the concrete matrix. While air molecules can pass through concrete, liquid, chlorides (salts), and other chemicals can’t get past CreteDefender’s impenetrable defenses.

It Prevents Further Deterioration

CreteDefender will actually arrest the damage occurring in your concrete, and prevent it from deteriorating further.

It’s Safe

CreteDefender is environmentally safe. It won’t harm plants, has no VOC’s, and the US Environmental Protection Agency says that any spill can be washed directly into the storm sewer.