Bone Dry Original
The Original Permanent Penetrating Concrete Sealer
Do you need a faster cure time? Add Quick Dry to your order and flooring can be installed 6 hours after application.
240 square feet per gallon
- Prevents penetration of salt and other contaminants
- Prevents dusting
- Seals and creates barrier below the surface
- Eliminates moisture emission from below
Penetrating Concrete Sealer Prevents Moisture Problems
Excess moisture in concrete is a damaging force to concrete and any materials resting on top of it. Unwanted wetness deep within concrete can eventually make its way to the surface, causing problems like:
- Organic growth such as mold and mildew beneath mats and non-air permeable coverings
- Cardboard in contact with the floor will absorb moisture and lose structural integrity
Concrete Moisture Damages Floor Coverings
If your concrete floor is finished with vinyl, paint, wood, VCT, or carpeting, moisture and vapor mitigation is even more important. If your floor covering is bonded to concrete using adhesives with water, latex, and acrylic bases, excess moisture will emulsify and weaken the adhesive formula, causing many types of visible damage:
- Carpet will peel up and roll
- Vinyl tiling will begin to cup or curl
- Wood floors will begin to buckle
- Paint starts to bubble and chip away
Bone Dry is the Permanent Moisture Mitigation Solution for Your Concrete Slab Floors
BONE DRY CONCRETE SEALER is a penetrating, permanent concrete waterproofing sealer. Originally developed to seal concrete for hazardous waste containment applications, it accelerates the drying time for concrete and is an inexpensive product for sealing concrete prior to installing Vinyl, VCT or Wood Flooring. It is non-toxic and easy to apply.
Building contractors have been using Bone Dry Concrete Sealer for more than 35 years without call backs, failure or job down time.
Whether you are installing a new concrete slab or you are looking to seal an existing concrete floor in your home or garage, application of Original Bone Dry will yield a strong vapor barrier, eliminate causes of concrete sweating, and mitigate moisture in your cement masonry project. Non-toxic Original Bone Dry Original permanently waterproofs concrete floors to protect your concrete investment and is easy to apply.
The Original Fast-Acting Penetrating Concrete Sealer
Original Bone Dry has been successfully applied to countless concrete subfloors for over 35 years. Among the reasons for its success is the speed at which the product begins working. After a simple spraying of the product over your slab, a minor wet mopping to remove the impurities like leaching alkali and lime will be necessary as they surface. All the while, Bone Dry is hard at work sealing porous areas of the slab and creating an impermeable barrier to prevent moisture from rising to the surface and damaging your home’s flooring.
Bone Dry Original + Quick Dry for Faster Curing Times
Pouring new concrete substrates can be a lengthy process which slows down building projects, creating a challenge for home builders trying to keep residential construction jobs on time and under budget.
Adding Quick Dry to Bone Dry Original reduces cure time down to as few as 6 hours, saving time for homeowners and contractors. Bone Dry Original adds value by protecting against moisture damage and Quick Dry reduces total time on the project for the ultimate combination of time saving and lasting protection. When you select the Quick Dry add-on, it is shipped premixed with your Bone Dry Sealer product, and no alteration to the product’s application process is necessary.
Other benefits of applying Bone Dry Original before flooring installation include:
- Shielding against the penetration of salt, alkalis and oils.
- Provides resistance against surface dusting
- Immediate improvement in concrete hardness and strength
- Drastically reduces downtime between concrete pouring and flooring installation
- Bone Dry Original Waterproofs and Protects Concrete and its Coverings from Moisture Damage
Providing concrete and moisture solutions for more than 35 years!
Bone Dry’s Essential Functions:
SEALING • Bone Dry seals concrete and other cement based materials into a mass that is essentially solid, rather than porous. Its penetrating quality provides deep sealing that provides effective sealing for the life of the concrete.
BONDING • Bone Dry eliminates dusting and flaking and prepares the treated surface for paints, caulking compounds, adhesives and floor coverings, and increases the bond and life of these materials. It is compatible with any type of covering.
DENSIFYING • Bone Dry makes concrete substantially harder initially. Concrete continues to harden, but at a slower rate.
WATERPROOFING • Bone Dry becomes an integral permanent part of the concrete by reacting with the free lime and alkali found in all concrete, thus completely waterproofing and strengthening the structure of the concrete.
CURING • Bone Dry Sealer is extremely effective in all temperate climates.
Approximately 1,100 square feet per 5 gallon pail, depending upon porosity of the concrete.
If our sealers become frozen in the container, thaw and agitate before use.
Do not expose aluminum, glass, and eyeglasses to our sealers as they could possibly etch the surface.
Do not apply to asphalt as our sealers could break down the petroleum base of asphalt.
Leather shoes and gloves will stiffen. Some glazed tile will be dulled.
Bone Dry Sealers are slightly corrosive to human tissue. Handle as a caustic solution. Protect skin and eyes. Avoid prolonged breathing of vapors or
mist. For ultimate protection, especially in confined areas, use a NIOSH approved respirator and wear chemical goggles or face shield and rubber or plastic gloves. Consult the Bone Dry Penetrating Concrete Sealer Material Safety Data Sheet for other safety instructions.
IF SWALLOWED, do not induce vomiting. Drink lots of water or milk, then drink dilute vinegar, lemon juice or orange juice. Get medical attention immediately.
IN CASE OF EYE CONTACT, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention immediately.
IN CASE OF SKIN CONTACT, thoroughly rinse off immediately with fresh water. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Bone Dry Original Penetrating Sealer
Bone Dry Original penetrating concrete sealer is a permanent, low VOC, cost effective solution to protecting finished flooring from concrete moisture related issues. Bone Dry Original is easy to apply using a pump sprayer. Our Original 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. Our water based product solidifies to fill the pores below the surface of the concrete slab preventing moisture from reaching the surface. Bone Dry Original can be applied to interior and exterior concrete slabs including slab on grade, slab on deck, garages, driveways, patios and porches, sidewalks, and concrete pavers. When used with our Bone Dry Primer our Original sealer can be also used over extremely porous concrete block walls.
Finished Flooring and PH Protection
Bone Dry Orignal sealer protects finished flooring from concrete slabs containing high relative humidity (RH) readings reaching up to and beyond 99% as well as calcium chloride readings reaching 25 lbs. Bone Dry Original protects adhesives from re- wetting causing finished flooring to delaminate from the concrete surface. This sealer prevents concrete moisture from causing finished flooring failures such as bubbling, discoloration, cupping and bowing, peeling from the surface and other concrete moisture related failures.
Bone Dry Original increases the density of concrete extending the life of the concrete slab. It protects exterior slabs and garages from outside elements and salts from penetrating and deteriorating the concrete. Our sealer prevents moisture from penetrating into the concrete which causes aggregate to expand and damage the surface of the slab. Our sealer also protects the slab from becoming damaged in freeze/thaw conditions in colder climates.
Concrete Floor Preparation
Remodeled Concrete Surfaces
Bone Dry Original 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 either receive a top coating of concrete (self leveler, skim coating) or be mechanically profiled with a diamond grinding or shot blasting machine in order to achieve a clean, porous surface. Major floor leveling and skim coating must be completed using a Portland cement based product and be completed prior to applying the original 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 or slabs over 20 years old must receive a skim coating of Portland cement based concrete prior to applying the Bone Dry Original sealer. Contact Bone Dry Products for exceptions to this requirement.
New Concrete Slabs
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 troweled finish, our Etch-a-Crete must be applied or the surface must be mechanically profiled to open the pores of the slab. Major floor leveling and skim coating must be completed using a Portland cement based product and be completed prior to applying the Original 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.
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 Original sealer can be applied using a pump or battery powered sprayer with a wide fan tip.
Original Sealer Application Instructions
In 1,000 to 2,000 thousand sqft sections, apply one coat of sealer so that the slab receives a darkened 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 visible. 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 due to product solidifying on the surface. Contaminants from the slab may rise to the surface as well providing further discoloration. Remove any loose particles from the surface with a vacuum prior to applying the Bone Dry Products approved finished flooring adhesive.
Application Instructions at the Pour
During the pour, use a super plasticizer or other modifier as needed to increase workability while troweling. Do not use a cure and seal or water on the slab. Do not burnish the concrete when troweling. Slab must be porous enough at the surface after troweling 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. Allow sealer to dry 6 hours prior to opening the slab to foot traffic. If installing finished flooring less than 30 days after pour contact bone dry for approval.
For broom trowel and mechanically profiled surfaces the spread for Original sealer is 240 square feet per gallon. For hard trowel surfaced where the slab pores are opened with Etch-a-Crete the spread for Original sealer is 300 square feet per gallon.
The sealed concrete surface must be clean and free of any construction dust and loose particles pushed to the concrete surface prior to applying adhesives. 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
Bone Dry Original carries a manufacturer’s limited warranty stating that this product is free of defects and covers only replacing the Bone Dry Product if there is a claim on the product.