Dusting is the formation of a powdery chalk on the surface of concrete, usually on floors.  This powder occurs as a result of any normal traffic or wear and tear, even sweeping.

Dusting can be problematic to electronics, computers, machinery and other items which can be destroyed or damaged by the heavy, clogging dust.

Dusting occurs because the wear surface is weak which is due to a variety of causes, such as improper mix, improper curing or changing.

Using VersaGuard or DualGuard – with InnerCreteTM Membrane Technology;

  • Improves resistance to surface abrasion, dusting and erosion.
  • Improves resistance to chemical attack, which reduces concrete delamination, deterioration and dusting.
  • Improves resistance to environmental factors
  • Strengthens the concrete minimizing future hairline cracking.

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Because both VersaGuard and DualGuard, create an integral InnerCreteTM Membrane within the concrete that strengthens it, the treated concrete has an increased resistance dusting and surface abrasion. This makes all products an effective solution to eliminating dusting.  When choosing a product for use in a specific application, refer to the individual product pages or the table below.

VersaGuard 42 For use on concrete which will / may have paint or a coating                  applied.  This product can be used in high-traffic areas subject to the pooling of liquids on the surface, however normal precautions must still be followed.
DualGuard 45 For use on concrete which will retain a natural surface, yet has the addition of a super surface repellant for visual water “beading.”  For use in applications that would normally use a surface sealer but with increased durability and longevity of the concrete mass.  Caution should be used when treating high traffic areas as pooling of the liquids on the surface could be a slipping hazard.   


All Protocol Products are for use:

  • Indoor / Outdoor
  • Above and Below Ground
  • Vertical, Horizontal and Ceiling Surfaces

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Waterproofing / Repellency
Cracking Concrete
Maintenance Issues
Rebar Corrosion
Coating Failure
Mold and Mildew
Spalling and Freeze / Thaw
Corrosive Environments
Environmental Factors
Graffiti Problems

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