How to clean efflorescence
What is efflorescence?
Efflorescence is a natural phenomenon that could appear on all kinds of building materials, especially if it has been installed recently. Efflorescence can commonly be found in the rainy summer months, but may also be found throughout the year, especially in irrigated areas and after a sudden drop or rise in temperature. It can occur from within the concrete or from the subgrade (soil below the pavers). With time, efflorescence becomes less extensive, and in most instances, it disappears completely. Cretesol has just the solution to clean efflorescence!
How to prevent efflorescence in the future
Penetrative paving sealants or protectors have been recently proven to be successful in preventing efflorescence from returning. Penetrative sealants and protects saturate and fill the paver pores which in turn limit the transference of efflorescence to the surface of the paver by trapping it inside. These penetrative paving sealants/ protectors are also readily available from Cretesol.
We highly recommend seeking professional advice when cleaning efflorescence and when sealing or protecting your paving.
Kindly contact us for expert advice suitable to your application.
Why Choose Cretesol
With almost a decade of industry experience, Cretesol’s main aim is to solve problems faced by the paving and concrete industry in South Africa.
Cretesol exclusively distributes various world-renowned products: imported from Germany, France, England, and the United States. Cretesol’s products help with the effective handling, sealing, protecting, grouting, binding, and removal of paving and concrete materials.
At Cretesol, our main goal is to supply the best possible quality products, for the successful completion of projects in our industry.
We look forward to assisting you in your residential, commercial, industrial, or DIY projects.
For almost a decade, Cretesol has been supplying world-renowned products to the South African paving and concrete industries. One thing that makes us stand out is our expertise and knowledge in the industry. Let us help you find the perfect solution with our top-class brands!
One thing that makes us stand out is our expertise and knowledge in the industry. Let us help you find the perfect solution with our top-class brands!