C2 Guard is a non-toxic waterproofer and sealer designed for use on unsealed wood and concrete surfaces. Its unique formula absorbs deeply into the surface, forming a flexible polymer barrier that becomes part of the cellular structure. This enhanced cellular structure helps prevent the effects of mold and mildew, dry rot, cracking, peeling, cupping of wood. For concrete C2 Guard helps prevent concrete corrosion and spalling, the effects of mold and mildew, the effects of pool chemicals and eases ice and snow removal.
C2 Guard for Masonry FAQs
How long will the waterproofing protection of C2 Guard for Masonry last?
Protection against water ingress will usually last up to 10 years on vertical surfaces and 6 years on horizontal surfaces. These results will vary somewhat, depending on the caustic conditions surrounding the given substrate.
What is required to reapply C2 Guard for Masonry?
Reapplying C2 Guard for masonry is simple: Just make sure that the surface is clean and porous. Please check our website for proper surface preparation for masonry before beginning any project.
Will C2 Guard for Masonry change the color of masonry?
No, C2 Guard will not change the color of the masonry. C2 Guard is non–film-forming and undetectable once dry.
Does C2 Guard leave a film?
No. C2 Guard penetrates thoroughly, leaving nothing on the surface.
Can it be used on pavers?
Yes, C2 Guard may be used on pavers. However, C2 Guard will not penetrate polished masonry or glazed products. These surfaces are considered "sealed" surfaces and are not porous. Also, it cannot be used on hollow cement construction blocks, as they are too porous.
Will it stop efflorescence?
Yes, it will stop efflorescence, because C2 Guard waterproofs the masonry, completely stopping water ingress, which causes efflorescence. Efflorescence must be removed before applying C2 Guard.
Is it safe to use around masonry pool decks?
Yes, it is very safe for masonry pool decks. C2 Guard is non-toxic, chemical-free and contains no VOCs.
What is the shelf life of C2 Guard?
When stored above freezing and below 100º F, C2 Guard should have an indefinite shelf life.
Will C2 Guard prevent spalling of concrete and does it resist salts and chlorides?
Yes, C2 Guard helps to prevent spalling and is resistant to salts and chlorides.
Can C2 Guard be applied to "green" concrete?
Yes it can. As soon as the water has evaporated, within a few days you can apply C2 Guard.
How many coats do I have to apply?
Two coats on damp or wet concrete. However, the more aged and porous the substrate, the more product it will absorb.
Does C2 Guard damage glass, copper or rubber roofing?
No, it does not. However, it is best to remove overspray when C2 Guard is still wet, especially on glass.
Does C2 Guard permit masonry surfaces to breathe?
C2 Guard has excellent breathability characteristics. Trapped water will migrate out of the treated surface over a short period of time, up to 10 days.