Sealing of a new Concrete Driveway.......Need advice please......

Old 07-16-14, 07:14 AM
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Question Sealing of a new Concrete Driveway.......Need advice please......

my concrete driveway (~1000 sq. ft.) is about 3.5 weeks old. I haven't yet driven on it, and i've been looking for options as far as sealing it. It is regular concrete, 4000psi, light grayish color, broom finished.

I have some imperfections (cold joint) that bothers me....but the driveway looks much better after a rain, when it's wet. So i was wondering if there's a product that would let me have that darker finish after the sealing. i was told that the 'wet look' products would actually 'bring out' all the imprefections....not sure if that's true.

i was told to get the impregnating clear sealer, and if i want the imperfections to go away, add 'pigments' to the sealer. i was told that any other sealer i put will bring out the imperfections....

i really could use your help in figuring this out.

thank you!
Old 07-16-14, 08:12 PM
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As far as I know, it's too early to seal it. Personally, I would never seal it. That's just my opinion.
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paved my own atl d/w 7yrs ago & its still not sealed,,, once its sealed, you need to keep doing it ( see the entry throat ? that gets sealed annually w/ ' CSS ' cut w/xylene ),,, no reason on God's green earth to add more ' stuff ' to the ' honey-dew ' list,,, we do seal client's d/w's,,, its profitable but doesn't add to the d/w's function OR appearance impo
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