Stone Treat

How our Sealers Work

We have to mention various essential variables like alkali attack, breathability, contact angle, chemical reaction, depth of impregnation, salt resistance, and surface energy to clarify how our sealers work. Alkali attack: The bond of this sealer can withstand strong alkali assault from calcium hydroxide. To decide the capacity of a treatment to withstand alkali attachment, Alberta Transport and Utilities have built up a test. Around the globe, it is the reason for comparative execution based details. Their test included splashing a treated specimen of cement in 0.1 molar arrangement of potassium hydroxide for 21 days then testing the example for water up-take.


The sealer has joined itself to the building material grid where it goes about as a repellant. The sealer allows the passage of water vapor in the meantime, so that the solid can breathe. Hydrogen holding is the purpose behind this marvel. This implies that the water atoms will stick together and are hence opposed by the sealer. Water vapors travel alone and can by-pass the Silane. This implies after some time, the caught dampness in the material can vanish and dry out the substrate. This can be exhibited by filling this sand bond mortar container with water. It has had within treated with sealer. It stops fluid water getting away however permits water vapor and air to go through.

Contact angle:

The connection of the alkyl particle to the silica lattice causes the contact point amongst water and stone work to change. It no longer demonstrations like a "hard sponge" however can repulse fluids. This wonder can be communicated by the equation n: Capillary rise H= 2 x surface tension of liquid x contact angle of the concrete capillary radius x density of liquid x gravity. Before the treatment the porous building material had a contact angle approaching zero. i.e. Cos (غ) = 1, giving a positive value for H. After the treatment, the sealer particle on the silica lattice causes the contact point to end up around 110°. i.e. Cos (110°) = –0.2, giving a negative esteem for H.

Chemical reaction:

Great quality solid pores size between 50 to 200c. One of the primary dynamic segments of our sealers is a particle that is around 10A in size. The particle comprises Of Silicon, Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen molecules. The atom has two fundamental parts with very unique properties. Part of the particle is hydrophobic i.e. it repulses water. This other part is hydrophilic i.e. it is pulled in to water. At the point when the sealer is showered onto the surface of permeable building materials, it instantly begins to respond with dampness noticeable all around and in the material. This causes the particles in the sealer, i.e. the hydrophilic part, to respond and sever to frame liquor; for this situation, ethanol. Another compound is framed called silanol that can respond with the surface layers of the stone work. The structure of the greater part of workmanship basically comprises of Silicon, Oxygen and at limit layers Oxygen and Hydrogen molecules. The silanol particle is exceptionally receptive and can break the Oxygen-Hydrogen bond. It then joins itself to the stone work cross section. Not at all like surface coatings that depend on just Van Der Waal strengths of fascination or mechanical holding, this bond is exceptionally solid and of an indistinguishable size from the bonds holding the brick work together.

Depth of Impregnation:

After it has been absorbed, a water-based dye, the uniform depth of penetration of the treatment can be measured from the surface. With a thickness not as much as water, our sealers have a moderately moderate moving responding fluid. This implies even on somewhat damp building materials, it can in any case enter profound into the material. This is very helpful for marine structures. To ensure the treatment against the impacts of weathering and ultraviolet radiation, a profound profundity of infiltration is essential. Just on this subject, it usually watched that for a couple of months after treatment the brick work indicates superb water repellency beading. This impact later vanishes. The impact is brought on by abundance item polymerizing at first glance to deliver an oily silicon sort film. This film separates in the daylight. The real work keeps on being done beneath the surface. In this way, we now have the pores in the initial 4 to 10 mm of the material with a repellent molecule attached. The repellent activity is created by the net electron charge of the sealer, which like water is negative.

Electronic power point presentations:

“The protection of porous building materials” and “The protection of concrete with silane” as power point presentations as well as a 7.5 minute animation on “The Protection of Porous Building Materials” are accessible on demand.

Salt resistance:

By definition, salt particles must be in water to move into the building material through fine suction. The building material now repulses the water and it additionally repulses the chloride particle because of the presence of the seal. All in all, the question you may ask is - how well does the sealer treatment function in securing the building material against water and salt ingress? Many autonomous tests from around the globe have confirmed these properties. The 244 Report; this paper was created by the US Transport Research Board who tried more than 259 unique materials for the security of cement. Silane was viewed as the best all-round material. RTA CTI Report; this report demonstrated that the water up-take was lessened by 98% and the chloride up-take by 97%. Some accessible added substances just diminish chloride take-up by only 30%. Mahaffey Consultants likewise did some work on the impact of treatment of concrete and thought that it was made cement around 100 times more impervious to chloride particle entrance. Ordinarily, utilizing silica smoke will make the solid just 10 times more safe. CTI additionally found in another report that silane insurance was equivalent to an additional 100 mm (4 in.) of solid concrete cover over the steel. This is helpful for pre-casters who utilize our items to up-review the solidness qualities of individuals erroneously cast.

Surface energy:

Stone-Treat sealers work by the adjustment of the surface of the building material and by changing its absorption attributes. This is accomplished by a chemical reaction. You may review the school try when you put a little needle on a tranquil water surface to perceive how a film bolstered it. These same forces cause a raindrop to shape into a circle as it falls through the air and the water pulls towards itself. This film is brought on by the surface vitality that ties the water together. This intermolecular compel is the aftereffect of hydrogen holding and Van Der Waals strengths. By surface pressure and relative estimation of grip between the fluid and strong and to the union of the fluid; Capillary fascination is brought on. A fluid that wets the strong has a more prominent grip than cohesion. Metals for instance have a high surface vitality running from 0.5 to 5 joules sq.m., while water has an estimation of 0.07 j sq.m., and oil around 0.02 j sq.m. A material with a low surface vitality will wet a material with a higher surface vitality. Both oil and water will wet metal. Oil will spread on water however water won't spread on oil. The vast majority of DryTreat's items work by adjusting the regular surface vitality of the permeable building material by method for a compound response which changes the surface vitality, with the outcome that they repulse water, salts and oils.