Silane/Siloxane sealers are commonly used as water repellents and waterproofers especially on extremely porous cement based substrates like cinderblocks, stucco, brick and concrete. Excellent sealers for protection from freeze-thaw damage and salt degradation and commonly used on municipality jobs, highways and bridges.
Most Important Features When Purchasing a Silane/Siloxane Sealer:
- Non-yellowing and water based
- Resistance to mold, mildew, salt degradation, freeze-thaw damage
- Resistance to ASR, chloride penetration and water
Most Popular Silane/Siloxane Sealer Brand Reviews:
Eagle Natural Seal: Low percentage solids silane/siloxane extremely economically priced. Wide variety of applications and covers a substantial amount of square footage per gallon. No warranty on the product.
Okon S-20: High percentage solids, also available in a 40% solids version. Good protection against water and we love the ease of application with a low pressure sprayer. Low square footage per gallon.
SureKlean Weather Seal: Ready to use silane/siloxane that is also water based designed to repel water from most masonry and stucco surfaces. Will help to reduce cracking, spalling and staining. Adequate performance over time, need to reapply every few years.
Siloxa-Tek 8500: Silane/siloxane designed for extremely porous concrete and masonry substrates. We have found this sealer to be extremely effective against salt degradation, spalling, cracking, freeze-thaw damage and water. We love that it is water based but performance is comparable and outperforms a solvent based silane/siloxane. 100% breathable with a 10 year warranty.
Blok-Lok: We don’t like that is was not specifically designed for concrete, multi-surface sealer with a five-year warranty. Low square footage per gallon, we do like that it can be applied within 48 hours of concrete being poured since this is not a normal benefit of silane/siloxanes.