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Trojan Masonry & Concrete Sealer

Trojan Masonry & Concrete Sealer

Anything applied only to the surface of the masonry/concrete must eventually come off due to aeration and deterioration. Trojan, because of its deep penetrating ability, cannot deteriorate or aerate; instead, it cures, waterproofs and seals both masonry and concrete permanently.

Any asphalt, tile, linoleum or paint will better adhere to the masonry/concrete after treatment of Trojan Masonry & Concrete Sealer. Due to the alkali being encapsulated and the masonry waterproofed, Trojan will help prevent the alkali and limes from attacking the adhesives that are used to secure the tile/linoleum.

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How to Protect our Concrete Bridges from Deterioration

The American Society of Civil Engineers' Report Card grades America's Infrastructure maintenance initiative a D+. The organization estimates that $3.6 trillion would be needed to invest in the U.S. infrastructure by 2020 just to bring the country's support systems to an acceptable B grade. 

Faced with the problem that most county and state governments do not have the finances to repair all of their roads and bridges, some local governments are looking for alternative and less expensive solutions to protecting their existing concrete surfaces.

When our parent company formed in 1993, we like many manufacturer's, produced topical coatings. But after many expensive reapplication costs, we innovated and came up with Trojan Masonry & Concrete Sealer. Topical coating systems eventually wear away and the consumer is forced to reapply, thus becoming caught in a costly maintenance cycle. 

In 2011, the Tippecanoe County Highway Department began looking for a product to help preserve its concrete bridges. It still stands and looks great with Trojan Masonry & Concrete Sealer.

Sealing concrete bridge deck

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Waterproofing Porous Stone Veneer

Believe it or not, stones are actually very porous and easily absorb water. Stones such as limestone and sandstone are often included in the construction of homes and buildings. They are used for the exterior veneer of the house and even walkways. Yet because of their very porous nature, the soft stones are also subject to weathering (wind/rain/saltwater) quicker than other substrates. 

Salts and deicing chemicals (used in winter areas) will further hasten the degradation of stone walkways. Our Trojan Masonry and Trojan Ultra Sealers will densify and increase the longevity of the stone as well as waterproof the surface permanently.

The below pictures were taken by Dunlap Construction of Duvall, WA who used our Trojan Ultra Masonry Sealer
"These pictures are taken about four years after a single application. The home is situated about 100 feet off saltwater where the wind blows salt onto the stone walls with virtually no sign of wear. The material is Wilkeson Sandstone cut to my specs and then tumbled. There is approximately 160 tons of stone veneer"- Steve Dunlap

Trojan Masonry Sealer on Sandstone Home
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Historic Preservation using Trojan Masonry & Concrete Sealer

Using eco-friendly products during the restoration and preservation of historic homes and buildings is paramount when dealing with older substrates. As masonry/stone ages it becomes softer and thus more brittle. Power washing with very high pressure and harsh chemical cleaners can only add to further degradation. 

The below pictures are provided by Robert Morgan & Company (Littleton, NH) who specialize in church steeple and building restoration. This particular project is of the Grace Methodist Church in Wilmington, DE where Robert Morgan & Co. used our Trojan Masonry & Concrete Sealer to seal the repaired exterior.

Grace Church and Trojan Masonry Sealer

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Cleaning Black Mildew from a Pool Deck

Algae Mildew Cleaner and Trojan Masonry & Concrete Sealer are the two components needed to clean and preserve your pool deck. Over time, concrete pool decks tend to blacken with dirt and mildew. The black mildew is even more prevalent in areas of high humidity and shaded regions.

Black Mildew Stains on a Concrete Pool Deck (before)

Cleaned and Sealed from the Inside (after)

Concrete is very porous and therefore holds in moisture longer, providing a perfect petri dish for mold and mildew to grow. Spray on our Algae Mildew Cleaner with a hand-pump garden sprayer, agitate with a broom brush and power wash the surface to bring back the original look of your pool deck.

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Acid Stained Concrete

Although the Trojan Color Sealer is an all in one stain and sealer system, we do have many Acid Stain Professionals that use the clear Trojan Masonry & Concrete Sealer after applying their acid stain (once pH neutralized) to the concrete floor.

The below photo of Trojan Masonry & Concrete Sealer applied to acid stained concrete was provided by Mark Bighley Construction from Silver City, NM. 

Trojan Masonry Sealer over acid stained concete

Note: This project photo using our sealer was part of a passive solar home article from motherearthnews.com (3rd picture in gallery). 

Why do acid stain professionals use Trojan Masonry & Concrete Sealer?

  • Unlike topical sealers (silicone, acrylic, polyurethane etc), Trojan is a water-based, penetrating polyester concrete sealer that does not leave a surface residue. It instead fills the pores of the substrate leaving a matte to very low gloss (only on indoor, hard trowelled concrete) finish. Although topical sealants provide a nice shine they also are a maintenance issue in themselves as they easily wear away, especially on outdoor projects where weather, UV and walking/driving takes its toll. Topicals can also be slippery when wet, unlike Trojan, which will not change the friction coefficient of the surface. Our sealer will also not wear away as it hardens and binds the surface into one solid mass.
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Sealing Concrete Countertops

Concrete countertops are becoming a larger part of the green building/restoration business because it is a sustainable building material, using locally produced and often recycled components. Manufacturers also have a greater ability to create various colors and shapes to fit the needs of clients wishing for more personalized designs. Concrete countertops are more durable and the quality can bring up the value of your home.

However, concrete is extremely porous and spills or dropped food can cause stains that seep in and are next to impossible to remove. This is why sealing it is so important. Quality concrete sealers will save your counters from stains and allow you to quickly manage spills. Trojan Masonry and Concrete Sealer absorbs into the pores with a water-based, penetrating polyester formula that waterproofs and preserves concrete.

The Trojan Masonry & Concrete Sealer is often used on these colored concrete countertops to fill the pores and increase the strength of the substrate. Our concrete sealer's nontoxic aspect is especially important for kitchen concrete countertops where food preparation occurs. 

* The below photo of Trojan Masonry & Concrete Sealer applied to this colored concrete countertop was provided by Mark Bighley Construction from Silver City, NM.

Trojan Masonry Sealer on Concrete Countertop

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A Penetrating Sealer for your Driveway will Protect it from Erosion

Bradly Lewis Home Maintenance Inc. of Portland, OR is an applicator that uses our Trojan Masonry & Concrete Sealer with his services.  He's provided a few reasons and we happen to agree on why using a penetrating sealer on your driveway is vital.

See 15 reasons why you should do this, too.
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