Using C2 Guard is like putting a protective layer of bark back onto a piece of milled lumber, thereby protecting and fortifying it from elements like water.
The particle size of commonly used waterproofing and stain products is too large to penetrate the surface of most woods, even soft woods, but especially very dense hardwoods. Other stains and wood preservatives essentially sit on the surface, providing little more than a temporary topical barrier. C2 Guard breaks the surface tension and allows the nano particles to fall through the surface, deep into the pore structure of the wood, filling up hollowed cell walls that exist at the deepest levels. Once absorbed, a bond occurs, forming a flexible co-polymer barrier from within the substrate that becomes part of the ongoing cellular structure. This barrier stops water intrusion completely, yet allows moisture and vapors to escape, preventing the effects of mold and mildew, dry rot, cracking, peeling and cupping of wood.