Bone Dry Pro
Commercial-grade moisture mitigation package for large-scale applications on new or existing concrete.
- 20-year flooring replacement warranty protecting against concrete moisture-related failures
- Adhesive and finished flooring is included in the 20-year warranty
- System can be applied at the pour, to newly cured slab, or to older existing slabs
- Flooring can be installed 6 hours after application
220-360 sqft. per gallon depending on density of concrete
Bone Dry Pro Penetrating Sealer
Bone Dry Pro penetrating concrete sealer is a permanent, low VOC, cost-effective solution to protecting finished surfaces and roofing systems from concrete moisture-related issues. Bone Dry Pro is easy to apply using a pump or battery-powered sprayer. Our Pro sealer can be applied to new and existing concrete surface and can be applied underneath or over the surface of any Portland cement-based concrete patch. Once applied, Bone Dry pro penetrates and solidifies to fill the pores below the surface of the concrete slab. This barrier beneath the concrete surface protects finished surfaces from concrete moisture-related issues. Call Bone Dry Products about our 20-year replacement warranty which protects finished surfaces from concrete moisture-related issues.
Moisture and PH Protection
Bone Dry Pro protects finished surfaces from concrete slabs receiving relative humidity (RH) readings reaching 100% as well as calcium chloride readings reaching 25 lbs. Bone Dry Pro protects adhesives from re-wetting. Rewetting causing finished surfaces to delaminate from the concrete substrate. Bone Dry Pro prevents concrete moisture from causing failures such as bubbling, discoloration, cupping and bowing, peeling from the surface, and other concrete moisture related failures.
Roofing System Protection
Bone Dry Pro protects roofing systems from numerous potential concrete moisture-related issues. These concrete moisture issues can include saturating insulation and cover boards, causing adhered systems to delaminate, or increasing the risk of corrosion to metal components. Applying Bone Dry Pro eliminates these concerns by creating a barrier beneath the surface of the concrete.
Bone Dry Pro sealer complies with the following concrete curing standards (All results exceed those of a 7-day water cure):
ASTM C156 – 17
Standard Test Method for Water Loss
ASTM C39 / C39M - 18
Standard Test Method for Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens
ASTM C1202 - 19
Standard Test Method for Electrical Indication of Concrete’s Ability to Resist Chloride Ion Penetration
ASTM C309 - 19
Standard Specification for Liquid Membrane-Forming Compounds for Curing Concrete. Bone Dry Pro sealer protects and warrants finished surfaces utilizing the following ASTM standard testing methods:
ASTM D1653 - 13
Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Organic Coating Films
ASTM E96 / E96M - 16
Standard Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
ASTM F2170 - 19
Standard Test Method for Determining Relative Humidity in Concrete Floor Slabs Using in situ Probes
ASTM F1869 - 16a
Standard Test Method for Measuring Moisture Vapor Emission Rate of Concrete Subfloor Using Anhydrous Calcium Chloride
Concrete Floor Preparation
Remodeled Concrete Surfaces
Bone Dry Pro sealer must be applied to a clean, porous concrete surface in order to penetrate and react to create a strong barrier. Existing concrete surfaces with prior surface coatings must be mechanically profiled with a diamond grinding or shot blasting machine in order to achieve a clean, porous surface. Major leveling and skim coating must be completed using a Portland cement-based product and be completed prior to applying the Pro sealer. Minor patching and skim coating can be completed after the sealer is applied. Gyp-Crete is prohibited from being used with this sealer. Concrete slabs with known moisture-related issues and slabs over 20 years of age must receive a skim coat of Portland cement-based concrete prior to applying the Bone Dry Pro sealer. Contact Bone Dry Products for exceptions to this requirement.
Newly Cured Concrete Slabs
Bone Dry Pro can be applied to newly cured concrete with no wait time. All construction material and debris (dust, paint, drywall mud, etc.) must first be scraped or broom swept from the surface of the slab. If a slab has received a hard trowel finish, Bone Dry’s Etch-a-Crete must be applied or the surface must be mechanically profiled to open the pores of the slab. Major leveling and skim coating must be completed using a Portland cement-based product and be completed prior to applying the Pro sealer. Minor patching and skim coating can be completed after the sealer is applied. Gyp-Crete is prohibited from being used with this sealer.
Cracks and Trenches
Any existing cracks (expansion joints not included) with visible gaps must be filled and floated over with Portland cement 6 in. past the crack. Trenches must be floated over the saw cuts 6 inches onto the existing concrete.
Equipment and Protection
Protecting Finished Surfaces
Any finished surfaces such as cabinetry, glass, finished metal surfaces, and finished painted areas must be masked off with plastic up to 2 feet from the concrete to prevent over spray from causing discoloration. Painted areas affected by over spray can be repainted to address the discoloration.
Equipment for Application
Bone Dry Pro Sealer can be applied using a pump or battery powered sprayer with a wide fan tip.
Applying to Cured Concrete
In 1,000 to 2,000 thousand sqft sections, apply one coat of sealer so that the slab receives a wet to light cloudy appearance. Let the area sit for no more than 10 minutes. Apply a second coat to the section while the first coat is still wet. Only apply a second coat in areas where the sealer has penetrated and the texture of the concrete has become apparent. If a thick white pool appears on the slab use a broom or brush to spread the product. Allow a minimum of 6 hours for the product to dry. Once dry, the slab may have a cloudy appearance or darkened appearance.
Applying at the Concrete Pour
Option 1: Apply During Finish Trowel
If the slab needs to receive a hard trowel or burnished finish the Bone Dry Pro sealer must be applied during the trowel process. Allow the concrete to harden until the slab can be walked on with only minor indentations in the surface. Spray one coat of Bone Dry Pro sealer liberally in front of the trowels. Concrete can receive a finish trowel immediately after the sealer is applied. Once the sealer is applied continue to finish trowel as needed to achieve desired finish.
Option 2: Apply After the final trowel
Do not use a cure and seal on the slab. Do not burnish the concrete. Slab must be porous enough at the surface after the finish trowel is completed to absorb moisture. After the final trowel has taken place, allow the slab to dry for a minimum of one hour and until the slab can be walked on without indenting the slab. Apply Sealer in 1,000-2,000 square foot sections. Allow sealer to absorb for 5-8 minutes. After 5-8 minutes apply a second coat in the areas that penetrated into the slab. If installing finished surfaces less than 14 days after pour contact Bone Dry for approval.
For broom trowel and mechanically profiled surfaces the spread for Pro sealer is 220-300 square feet per gallon. For Hard trowel surfaced where there the slab pores are opened with Etch-a-Crete the spread for Pro sealer is 280-360 square feet per gallon.
Bone Dry Products warrants the bond of the manufacturer’s specified adhesive applied to the sealed concrete substrate and therefore must provide approval for the adhesives being applied to the slab. Contact Bone Dry Products to receive approval for the manufacturer’s specified adhesive being used on a Bone Dry Products warranted project. Bone Dry Products does not approve spray adhesive for warranted projects.
Vacuum the sealed concrete surface to remove any construction dust, particles pushed to the surface, and loose product dried on the surface. Low spots where product puddles and dries can be scraped off the surface if loose. Adhesives applied directly to the sealed concrete surface must be applied as per specifications for a non-porous substrate.
Bone Dry Products
9009 58th Pl
Kenosha, WI 53144
Please contact Bone Dry Products for details on our project specific 20 year commercial warranty which includes material and labor to replace the adhesive and finished flooring if there is a concrete moisture related failure.