concrete sealer for new driveway
We had the end of our concrete driveway repoured a few months ago. We’re in Massachusetts. For a variety of reasons, I didn’t get to putting sealer on it before it got cold (early this year here too!).
I can try and do it now, but I don’t think I’m getting 24 hrs of above 40 degrees to do it.
The contractor applied some Thompson’s waterseal right after pouring it – just sprayed it on. Told me to do the same before winter.
It seems water is not readily absorbed into it- it seems to bead up for a few minutes. Plenty of leaf stains on it though.
What am I in for if I don’t seal this winter? Monster problems or not noticeable. It was poured in August.
Most concrete is not sealed so it isn't the end of the world. Try and keep salt off it as much as you can. When you do seal use a good concrete sealer and avoid the Thompsons.
Thompson's is for wood, not concrete! the first winter is the most critical for concrete, especial a driveway. i would get as much of the Thompson's off as you can. i don't know what the solvent base is for Thompson's, find out and use it to get it off. power wash the driveway and use a good concrete sealer. i don't know what's available in mass, in Chicago we have butterfield color color guard. get your sealer from a constructiom supply house (not hd or lowes), the good stuff has higher solids content.
It was the thompson's multisurface - brick, concrete, wood, etc. I agree it was an odd choice and not the right time.