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dwlodyka 03-31-2013 12:17 PM

Sealing concrete cellar floor
 
I have a rather large concrete cellar floor. I'm thinking about sealing it with one of the products advertised for that purpose. My biggest reason is to keep the dust down to a minimum. Can someone recommend a good product for this purpose? Cost is a factor, however I'm willing to pay the money if the product is superior.

I hope that this question isn't too general.

Thanks,

DJ

joecaption 03-31-2013 01:28 PM

What's the future plans for that area?

dwlodyka 03-31-2013 02:08 PM

The cellar will remain unfinished. I'll put in several work benches and do woodworking, etc. I don't imagine much more. I'll have a workout area but that doesn't require finishing the cellar. My son in law said that, if I didn't seal the concrete, the cellar floor would always be dusty

DJ

stadry 04-01-2013 07:00 AM

listen to your son in law as he's obviously an expert @ determining why your conc's dusting,,, what'd he say: too much wtr on finishing ? too little super-p ? not enojugh wtr-reducer ? heavy on the wet cure process ? finishing w/steel trowel prior to bleedwtr collection ? the soles of your shoes are too abrasive ? too little ceement in the mix ? too MUCH ceement in the mix ? :laughing: probably the other guys have more reasons just as relevant, too.

conc sealing's a good idea but cheap sealers aren't,,, nevertheless, if cost's an issue, sweep up the floor well & get some eye-of-newt/ground bat wing stuff from the apron/vest store,,, its really not worth a **** to a pro but suits h/o's well

Canarywood1 04-01-2013 03:28 PM

[QUOTE=dwlodyka;1149587]I have a rather large concrete cellar floor. I'm thinking about sealing it with one of the products advertised for that purpose. My biggest reason is to keep the dust down to a minimum. Can someone recommend a good product for this purpose? Cost is a factor, however I'm willing to pay the money if the product is superior.

I hope that this question isn't too general.

Thanks,



As long as you put a penetrating sealer down that's silane or siloxane based you'll be good to go,but whatever you do don't use Thompson's.


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