Dry-Treat INTENSIFIA, a colour enhancer and sealer for porous surfaces,
helped revitalise a Chinese bluestone paved driveway in Bleiswijk, Netherlands.
Chinese bluestone is actually a dolomite-rich limestone with the natural
stone’s colour typically ranging from dark grey to blue. The pavers on this
particular driveway at the Bleiswijk residence were a dull, pale grey. Apart
from the fading colour problem of the stone, the driveway also required
protection from staining, especially by oil from parked cars as well as water
ingress that could cause deep staining, mould growth and efflorescence.
The driveway needed a treatment that would enhance the colour of the
surface while providing excellent stain repellence. The dull, fading pavers
required intense colour enrichment, and excellent water and oil repellence.
Additionally, the treated surface had to retain wet-slip resistance, and also retard
mould and moss growth.
Dry-Treat’s INTENSIFIA, a surface treatment combining both enhancer and
sealer, delivers a deep colour intensification and superior stain protection to
the treated surfaces.
Following the application, the enhancer deeply enriched the natural
colour of the driveway, restoring it to its former appearance. There is no risk
of deep oil stains on the paving thanks to the treatment’s excellent water and
oil repellence. By stopping water from permeating into the stone, mould and
other biofilms are starved of water, thus inhibiting their growth.
Unlike coatings, INTENSIFIA does not crack, yellow or peel, and offers
resistance to traffic and UV radiation. Suitable for all types of porous
surfaces including natural stone, pavers, masonry and terracotta, INTENSIFIA
comes with a 5-year performance warranty when applied by a Dry-Treat Accredited