All concrete structures are subject to at least some level of degradation over time.
The same goes for your concrete driveway, especially given the constant wear and tear it faces from relentless weathering to the continuous stress of vehicular traffic. While this may not seem like a pressing issue, solving small levels of degradation in the short term can avoid costly long-term destruction.
So what should you do if you begin to notice some form of cracking or corrosion in your concrete driveway?
Consider the innovative new waterproofing solution, CMA100® Ultra Clearseal.
In this article, we’ll delve into the intricacies of this product, exploring why it has become the preferred choice for ensuring an enduring concrete driveway or other concrete surface.
Let’s explore how the CMA100® can improve the lifespan of your driveway.
What is the CMA100® Ultra Clearseal?
At Scientific Waterproofing Products (SWP), our CMA100® Ultra Clearseal is a ground-breaking formulation that interacts with the calcium within the concrete, to form a water-insoluble calcium silicate hydrate gel that seals the cracks, pores and capillaries of the concrete.
In other words, CMA100® is applied as a liquid but once it interacts with fully cured concrete, it becomes a barrier inside the concrete.
This barrier waterproofs and protects the concrete from corrosion and degradation for the design life of the structure.
Specifically, the CMA100® will seal cracks in the concrete up to 2.2mm and with most mix designs, will remain reactive in the concrete to seal future hairline cracks on contact with water.
Why are the cracks in my driveway a problem?
- Cracks or any form of degradation in a concrete driveway are problematic, particularly due to water damage that arises as a result.
- Water seeping into cracks not only accelerates deterioration but also leads to increasing structural issues, safety hazards, and costly repairs.
- What’s more, is that concrete cracks don’t heal and will only get worse over time without appropriate care and management.
That’s why protecting your driveway from water intrusion is key, ensuring longevity and stability.
While traditional concrete-based waterproofing products do offer temporary relief, they often fall short of addressing the root causes of these challenges or may not be suited for specific concrete conditions.
Instead, our CMA100® is the preferred comprehensive driveway waterproofing solution that not only rectifies prevailing issues but also takes a proactive stance in preventing future complications.
How the CMA100® Ultra Clearseal solves concrete driveway problems.
The CMA100® Ultra Clearseal difference lies in its advanced formulation, which provides an enduring solution rather than a temporary fix.
It not only permanently seals existing static cracks up to 2.2mm but also remains reactive to water, effectively addressing and sealing future hairline cracks that may arise.
Beyond water, the CMA100® Ultra Clearseal also prevents chemical damage from chloride and sulphate. So, for concrete driveways where exposure to vehicular stress, weathering, chemicals and moisture is constant, CMA100® is a comprehensive solution.
It also assists the durability and longevity of diverse concrete structures such as:
- car parks
- bridge decks
- marine structures
- landscaped areas
- and more.
The extensive benefits of CMA100® Ultra Clearseal
The unique benefits of CMA100® Ultra Clearseal include:
- Fast application.
- Environmentally friendly.
- Does not require a screed.
- Seals future hairline cracks.
- No re-application is needed.
- Lasts for the life of the structure.
- Straightforward one-coat application.
- Trafficable 2-6 hours after application.
- Cannot be damaged on-site by other trades.
- Protects against water, chloride and sulphate ingress.
- Hardens concrete to level 9 of Mohs scale (granite is 6-8).
- Increases the bond of concrete to cementitious materials by 80%.
With SWP’s CMA1000®, you can enjoy a lifetime solution to concrete driveway cracks.
At Scientific Waterproofing Products (SWP), our CMA100® Ultra Clearseal provides relief from concrete cracks and degradation, preventing water damage and chemical corrosion.
Like the rest of our waterproofing products, the CMA100® Ultra Clearseal is environmentally friendly and is registered by The International EPD® System and EPD Australasia meaning you can protect your project, your clients and the environment.
Get the best waterproofing products for your next project with SWP.
At Scientific Waterproofing Products, our team is here to provide you with the right solutions for your unique concreting situation with the unique and innovative CMA100® Ultra Clearseal.
If you want to learn more about our other concrete-based waterproofing products and why they are the right solution for your permanent formwork, contact us today!
As always, we’re committed to providing you with the right waterproofing solution for any water-related problem or application.