The product penetrates the substrate and chemically bonds with silica to form a permanent attachment of the water repellent molecule. Protectosil® AQUA-TRETE® 40 water repellent is especially suited for applications in case that solvent-borne products are not acceptable, as in states that have VOC regulations for AIM coatings. Protectosil® AQUA-TRETE® 40 meets most national and state VOC regulations.
By preventing water and water-borne contaminants from entering the substrate, Protectosil® AQUA-TRETE® 40 reduces numerous problems such as efflorescence, leaching, acid rain deterioration, scaling, dirt buildup, staining, alkali attack, corrosion of reinforcing steel and mildew. Treated surfaces are fully breathable because their natural moisture vapor transmission is not affected. This will decrease problems that entrapped moisture can cause, including blushing of the sealer and freeze-thaw damage to the concrete.
- Low VOC
- Low odor