Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BuckyGirl VERY EASY TO APPLY!
This sealer is amazing, mainly because it's so easy to apply and it's low VOC. I was worried it wouldn't be enough for my 2 car driveway but it covered perfectly. I followed the directions carefully because it was my first time applying a sealer and didn't want to mess up my new driveway. I hope it provides long lasting protection as the winter salt tends to ruin driveways, I see that from my neighbor's driveways and I don't mine to get that way. The price is reasonable for the amount you get and it has free shipping, which is important because this is considered hazardous and you wouldn't want to be carrying in your car. I actually had FedEx leave a few notices at my door because it does require an adult to sign for the delivery, again because it's hazardous.
May 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Autobroker Great for sealing concrete and bricks
We take our concrete and brick surfaces for granted and we typically don't protect them. The problem arises when we have to replace a portion of it and we notice how old and weather worn it looks compared to the new. So, why not protect the surfaces, so they stay looking good?
That's what this sealant is for. Eccoseal is an acrylic sealer, which means it penetrates the concrete and leaves a thin coating, which protects the surface.
Our 5 gallon drum came delivered to us and was dented pretty badly in a couple places, however it didn't matter, because I didn't have to take the lid off (there's a place on the lid to pour the product out of).
Application is very simple, but the prep work takes a little time. I did something a little different; I swept my driveway, then I power washed it to get it completely clean. The small oil stains I used a degreaser followed by the power wash. It worked pretty good and there was only a slight remnant of the oil stain. Powerwashing a driveway does take some time - you don't realize how big the driveway is, until you do something like this. The instructions say to wait 24 hours to dry, but I'm in Southern California and things dry pretty fast here - the air has very low humidity. It also gives a couple more prep tasks like using a primer, but I skipped it, because I used the power washer. The instructions say to apply when there's no direct sunlight. That meant I had to wait until the evening or do it the next morning. I chose to do it in the evening. When the sun was starting to set, I got to work fast. I decided to use my chemical sprayer to apply the sealer. The instructions say to make sure it doesn't puddle up, so I had a roller handy, just in case. Our driveway has a fairly steep slope, so there was little chance of puddling, but I wanted to make sure I did it right, so that's why I kept the roller.
I started at the top of the driveway and worked my way down. I didn't have any problem with puddling and the spray went on nice and even. At the end of the driveway, there's no curb and it transitions to asphalt. I should've taped off the asphalt, but I didn't. I oversprayed quite a bit, because there was no way to spray only on the driveway. The sealant made my driveway look a little dark and I was worried it would stay that way. I'm not a fan of the "wet look" and this was the first time I've worked with an acrylic sealer, so I had no idea what it would look like when dry. I have used a silicate based sealer in the past and that one made absolutely zero change in the color and shine of the concrete.
I then let it dry overnight and the next morning, the color had lightened. It was still a little darker than the non-sealed surface. It actually looks nicer and it doesn't have that artificial wet look. I like it a lot. I've read that this is a pretty durable sealer, but it's not as durable as polyurethane or epoxy, so we'll see how it holds up. Since the weather out here varies from 25 degrees in the winter (very cold for us) to 115 degrees in the summer (hot and dry) and from torrential downpours a few times a year, to bone dry for months at a time, I'd say we have a pretty mild climate. I do work on my cars in the driveway, so I'm anxious to see how well this sealant protects against spills and if it makes it easier to clean.
At this time, I'm very happy with the results. The driveway looks almost like new and during the last rain, water flowed off the driveway. I have a feeling I'm going to be very pleased for years to come. I highly recommend this sealant for anyone who has concrete or brickwork. You really should seal your concrete and brick!
May 10, 2016