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TrafficMASTER 1-gal. Basement Proofer Sealer for Concrete Flooring

Discontinued TrafficMASTER

1-gal. Basement Proofer Sealer for Concrete Flooring

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Product Overview

This TrafficMASTER Basement Proofer Sealer for Concrete Flooring is a uniquely formulated copolymer design that helps improve adhesive performance under difficult and adverse conditions. This sealer helps reduce moderate moisture and alkalinity levels commonly found in basements to a lower level, allowing the installation of peel-and-stick vinyl tiles.

  • High quality penetrating copolymer resin for sealing concrete floors
  • A safe and easy primer for most subfloors, including plywood and concrete
  • Ideal for use under vinyl laminate, long strip and peel-and-stick flooring
  • Helps reduce moisture and alkalinity in basements
  • Covers up to 650 sq. ft.

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Customer Questions & Answers

how soon can this product be walked on after application

Asked by: Anonymous
The 1st coat of the primer/water mix was dry to walk on in 2 hours. The second full strength coat was dry in about 3 hours. Instructions say to wait over night to apply tiles.
Answered by: b1barnes
Date published: 2015-09-20

how long after applying can a peel and stick tile be onstalled

Asked by: Anonymous
If you follow the instructions, Next day. I applied the 1st primer coat in the morning and the second coat in the afternoon. Instructions say, "Let dry over night" which I did and the next morning it was dry. Actually the product seemed dry after 3 hours, but there is a reason they want you to wait overnight so that is what we did.
Answered by: b1barnes
Date published: 2015-09-20

Can this product be used over 1950-60's old tile black adhesive?

Asked by: Anonymous
If you follow the instructions No. Floor must be clear and free of old adhesives.
Answered by: b1barnes
Date published: 2015-09-20

The Traffic Master can says that it is for self-stick vinyl tile. We have a roll of vinyl flooring.

Will this product work with non-stick vinyl if we also use a Behr Premium Vinyl Tile Adhesive on the back of the vinyl? I can't find more specifics on this product. Is there a .pdf with more detailed specifics and instructions?
Asked by: Anonymous
According to the specifications, yes it can be applied under sheet flooring.
Answered by: b1barnes
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

1-gal. Basement Proofer Sealer for Concrete Flooring is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Please sell this in the store! I used the Basement Proofer to seal my below-grade concrete floor prior to installing TrafficMaster Ceramica peel-and-stick tiles. It worked wonderfully; the tiles stuck extremely well. Keep in mind that you need to apply a watered-down coat followed two hours later by a full-strength coat, and then it must dry overnight. I'm in a very humid climate but had no problems with the drying time. The Basement Proofer was slightly tacky the next day, but it should be tacky because it's creating a stickier surface for the tiles. Using an extension roller, it took me less than 20 minutes to apply each coat to a 750 sq ft, irregularly shaped basement. My only complaint is that Home Depot does not sell this in its stores even though it is required for below-grade installation of the vinyl tiles that Home Depot DOES sell in its stores. You must order online and it seems to take a minimum of 7 days for delivery. Also, my gallon was poorly packaged and very dented upon arrival. It was almost impossible to remove the lid. This wouldn't be a problem if Home Depot sold this in stores.
Date published: 2013-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does more than basements, great product, should be sold IN store! Used this in the kitchen, I had removed original glued down 50 yr old linoleum that was also under carpet. Prepped old subfloor with Henry's 547 mixed with Henry's 546. New flooring would be self stick vinyl tile and I was concerned with water seeping between tiles from potential dishwasher leaks, pet accidents, wet kids coming in kitchen door from pool, etc. So I ordered this online, unfortunately I had to wait 7 days for delivery as HD does not carry it in stock - they should,!!! And no one else in the area carries it either, so I was out of luck.I called the company (Traffic Master) and spoke to a very nice rep who assured me that this would work well in the kitchen to achieve water proofing of the ply-wood and Henry's product repaired, old sub floor. A new subfloor should have been used granted, but that simply wasn't in the budget. Product applied per instructions and it worked like a charm. Very durable waterproof film that dries clear and tacky, which helps self stick tiles adhere, even with Armstrong S-750 adhesive used on some tiles with adhesive "bald spots". The files are stuck securely to the Basement Proofer/subfloor, glad I waited to use this product, it was well worth it! Encourage HD to stock this IN store, and it should be recommended for all self stick tile projects.
Date published: 2012-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No Problems! This was a good product and easy to use, but just make sure you buy a little more than they recommend by sq footage. You cannot get this in the store, but my opinion is that Home depot should start making this available in the store. They sent me small cans instead of the large one, but I didn't have a problem with that. All in all, a good product.
Date published: 2011-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seems to be a really good product Product was shipped to my home in the time frame quoted. Instructions were clear and easy to read and follow. 1st time that I have experienced instructions that were printed large enough to actually read. Application was just as the instructions stated and the drying time was shorter, but we still waiting the proper time. The product seems to have provided a good surface for bonding the self-stick tiles. Tiles went down easily and the only additional step we did was to roll the tiles to assure a good bond and to get any air out. Only time will tell how well it performs. Only complaints, not available in the store and a bit expensive based on what is in the product
Date published: 2014-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well Applied easily but drying time was longer than stated or anticipated. Took actually about 3 days for the final coat to completely dry.
Date published: 2012-08-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from did not work as described. tiles peeled right up after install. had to rent a resurfacer to remove the product fully. followed instructions fully. Product didn't perform as described. It went down easy and took a few extra days of drytime, but didn't make a good bond. Followed directions to the T, and still had issues. 24 hours after install you could pull tiles up with your bare hands. Very disappointed in the product, i should have followed my first instincts. Also had to rent a resurfacer to remove some residual adhesive from the floor.
Date published: 2014-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great as a prep for vinyl tile. We used this product as described to prep our concrete floor for adhesive vinyl tile. It worked great and has help up without an issue for almost a year so far. I would recommend the use of this product.
Date published: 2013-03-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from make sure you have no moisture! Doesn't make a lot of sense. Basement sealer is to keep the moisture out, but can indicates if moisture is present you cannot use the product. So, what do you do? Hope for a really super dry day, I guess. Seems to have worked on a very damp area, but time will tell. Was easy to use, cleaned up easy, just don't know if it works yet.
Date published: 2012-03-20
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