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To seal or not seal kool deck (desert deck)

Posted by clockerfields (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 17, 11 at 14:28

Recently got Stegmeier Desert Deck applied to wet concrete. PB says no need to seal after 30 days but mfgr. recommends this . . . second time getting this done due to prior problems. Suggestions on experienced members would be helpful and appreciated.

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RE: To seal or not seal kool deck (desert deck)

I've used Stegmeier products since about 1969. I've never sealed Kool Deck. The seal they recommend is for areas that have distinct freeze/thaw cycles. Their sealer is to protect against water penetrating the pours in the surface.

I built pools in a climate that rarely had temps drop below freezing. I have seen frost damage to Kool Deck when the temps dip down to the teens. Hope this helps you a bit. Good luck.

RE: To seal or not seal kool deck (desert deck)

Thx. I live in NE N.J. and we get cold winters, certainly below freezing.

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