Conrete - To seal or not to seal?


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Old 05-06-03, 11:14 AM
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Conrete - To seal or not to seal?

I've heard differing opinions on whether to seal a concrete patio...or not. I even asked a local DIY "expert"...and he said, "Don't seal it."

In my situation...
I have a 4" slab (14'x26') up against the house. I eventually plan to tile it with slate. Also, eventually (1-3 years) I plan to extend the roof to cover the patio. I live in Houston, Texas...so we really don't have any problems with major freeze/thaw cycles.

In my situation, what are the pros and cons of sealing the concrete?

Rob
 
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Old 05-06-03, 11:25 AM
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If you plan on covering it with slate someday, I wouldn't seal it. Manufacturers of adhesives usually will not warrant their product if installed over sealed concrete, without extensive testing.

Bruce
 
 

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