If you’ve ever seen Game of Thrones, you’ll know that when a character says, “Winter is coming,” that dangerous things are on the horizon. And if you haven’t seen the show, I’ll fill you in. They’re talking about zombies. And what could be worse than zombies? Well, if you’re a vulnerable slab of concrete catching rays outside and minding your own business, the answer would be DEICING SALT. Yes, the same saline substance that’s scattered for our benefit to combat the ice and snow. For salt on concrete is like Kryptonite to Superman. Bad things are going to happen. Unless, of course, you’ve got yourself some protection.
And that’s where Prosoco’s Saltguard and Saltguard VOC come in, exterior water repellents with a chloride screen that protect against damaging deicing salts. In this case, salt is carried by water, and Saltguard reacts with the lime in the concrete to form a defensive barrier against exactly that. For no self-respecting concrete wants waterborne salt penetrating its surface, getting down into its cracks, expanding and contracting, and eating at the steel rebar underneath. And that’s what can happen—a nasty situation that could’ve been easily avoided by applying Saltguard, a specialized chemical coating that’s been tested, perfected and available for over twenty years.
Fortunately, time is still on your side. You don’t have to wait until winter is here to think of shielding your exterior surfaces; by then it could be too late. Get your Saltguard before the big rush and put it down while the weather is still cooperating. For once you’re done, you won’t have much to worry about, at least as far as devious deicing salts are concerned. A zombie apocalypse, however…well, that’s a whole other story. For that would require an entirely different manner of superior protective products.