In 2001, Joe Quick and his brother L. J. decided to start a decorative concrete installation company after realizing the need in their area. They were already running a successful commercial pressure washing company focusing on washing exterior concrete for commercial stores and restaurants, such as Wal-Mart and Cracker Barrel and decided to expand their business from power washing to protecting, repairing, and designing concrete.
In their pressure washing business, they often found themselves going to homes and businesses with newer concrete that was already severely damaged due to freeze-thaw damage, harsh deicers, and sun damage. In response to this, they decided to develop a concrete sealer strong enough for contractors but simple enough to be applied by do-it-yourself-ers.
They contacted a chemist who was a top expert in the world on concrete sealers. They asked him if he could develop a sealer that was durable, affordable, and environmentally friendly. After months of intense work, the result was a safe, easy to use sealer that penetrates deep into the pores of concrete, forming silicone molecules. These molecules act like tiny wine corks preventing water, harsh chemicals, and harmful UV rays from entering the concrete. All this without changing the texture, or look of concrete and without making it slippery. Joe concentrated the sealer into one quart bottles to minimize the impact on the environment, and to save customers on shipping.
Soon after, the city of Bellefontaine, Ohio called with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Bellefontaine is home to the oldest concrete street in America. In 1891, George Bartholomew convinced the town to let him build a concrete street on Court Avenue, around the Logan County Court House. He posted a bond guaranteeing the pavement would last at least five years. It lasted a lot longer, being in use for over a hundred years, but was beginning to show signs of wear. The city wanted find a sealer that would help this landmark last for many more years. They chose The Concrete Protector for the many benefits it brought to the project.
Contractors and Do It Yourselfers by the hundreds began using the sealer and were seeing awesome results. Soon large retailers, factories, and malls were calling to have the sealer applied. The Concrete Protector Penetrating Hydrophobic Sealer is the leading concrete sealer on the market today, the chosen sealer of contractors, businesses, and the do-it-yourself community all over the country. The Concrete Protector created this sealer to be an environmentally friendly, professional –quality sealer that is also easy to use for the average do-it-yourself homeowner. Try our Penetrating Hydrophobic Sealer and you’ll see for yourself what sets The Concrete Protector apart.