Fluid iSoylator is a soy based sealant that is absorbed into the pores near the concrete’s surface, creating a hydrophobic barrier which blocks water and salt. Ideal for protecting driveways, sidewalks, patios, and other concrete/masonry products that are exposed to water or salt.
Untreated concrete is easily damaged from freezing and thawing.
Untreated concrete absorbs fluids from the surface. Whether or not the concrete has already experienced damage, any water remaining in the pores when the concrete is exposed to freezing temperatures will expand and cause damage from the inside. This damage will eventually compromise the concrete both aesthetically and functionally.Show More
Damage to traditional sealants allows water to become trapped underneath, compromising the effectiveness of the sealant.
Typical film style sealants (such as silane based sealants) create a film on the surface of the concrete to prevent it from being exposed to fluids. This works fine in ideal conditions, however as soon as the film becomes even slightly damaged fluid will enter the damaged area. Once this happens the sealant becomes counter-productive, preventing the fluid that has entered from evaporating, creating a greater risk of damage upon freezing.Show More
Because Fluid iSoylator absorbs into the concrete and stays fluid, it continues to protect concrete even after damage has occured.
Fluid iSoylator™ is absorbed into the pore network of concrete to create a hydrophobic barrier. It remains fluid throughout the lifetime of its protection. This allows the sealant to fill into areas that are damaged in order to protect these vulnerable areas as well.Show More
Environmental Concrete Products™ offers professional application of Fluid iSoylator™ in the central Indiana area. We also have well trained partners performing applications throughout the Midwest. If you would like to ensure that your concrete gets the best possible protection give us a call (877-229-0050) to schedule an application.
Fluid iSoylator™ is sold and shipped in 5 gallon, industrial grade aluminum pails. These containers include a built-in spout for easy pouring into sprayers or paint trays for application. Fluid iSoylator™ can be ordered online, by phone (877-229-0050), and is also available at TheHomeDepot.com for home delivery or site-to-store pickup.
The application process is quick and easy. Preparation only requires a dry concrete surface, free of debris. See below for detailed application instructions. For larger projects, 275 gallon bulk totes are available.
One 5 gallon pail will fully cover 650 ft2 with two coats.
After concrete is placed it begins to set. This process, of cement reacting with water, provides the concrete its strength but also causes an overall reduction in volume. This change in volume leaves pores throughout the concrete. As a result, concrete has properties similar to a sponge.
Initially the concrete is wet, but after adequate setting time, the water in the pores begins to dry out. The concrete is left like a rigidly strong, dried sponge.
The dry pore network within the concrete will absorb any fluids which are available.
Freezing and Thawing
When water in the pores freezes it expands, creating pressure and small fractures amongst the concrete’s pores. This water then thaws and fills into the newly initiated cracks, creating space for more water to enter. This process repeats each time that the temperature rises and falls around the freezing point and perpetuates damage until the concrete is compromised.
Water often brings in salt (or other ionic species) from the concrete's surface. When the water evaporates, salt is left behind. This salt crystallizes in the pores and creates internal pressure, which causes cracking to begin. Water will enter again and bring additional salt, evaporate, and repeat the cycle. Each time this will bring in more salt, create more pressure, and further damage.
In order to eliminate the potential for these types of damage, we must eliminate the ability for fluids to enter the concrete pores. In order to accomplish this goal, concrete with a dry pore network can be treated with Fluid iSoylator™ to create a hydrophobic barrier, blocking water and salt and eliminating these issues out before they start.
Environmental Concrete Products and our soy-based sealant, Fluid iSoylator™, were featured on Inside Indiana Business. Our president, Paul, was interviewed by Dr. K (Chair of Entrepreneurship, The Kelly School of Business, Indiana University - Bloomington) for the segment INovators during an October episode of Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick. You can watch the interview to learn how this product can protect your concrete or how your business can benefit from providing this service to your customers.
Fluid iSoylator™ is a patented product which resulted from research in Purdue Civil Engineering. A summary of a portion of the initial research (in which Fluid iSoylator™ is referred to as SME-PS) can be found on the Purdue Joint Transporation Research Program's website.