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Maintain Your Concrete in 3 Easy Steps!
Concrete really is easy and requires little work when it comes to maintenance, this is great considering its 20+ year lifetime. These are reasons so many people choose concrete for their driveways, sidewalks, patios, and other projects.
We are happy to bring to you a blog about the few simple steps required to keep your concrete looking beautiful and lasting many years. While we always offer the highest quality products and leave you with beautiful, durable finish, some maintenance is required after the job is done. Not even the best contractors the world can protect your driveway from damage without a little bit of help from you. We estimate you’ll spend 3-5 hours of maintenance a year, which is no more than a Saturday afternoon.
You really can maintain your concrete in three simple steps.
Let's start with number one, pressure washing. We suggest pressure washing your new concrete, every few years. This will give your concrete that “new” look that everyone loves. We don’t recommend doing this more than every few years, as too many times can damage the top layer of your concrete.
Number two, those pesky weeds. Every year weeds and grass will pop up around your concrete, that is just life. Though weeds are small, they can put pressure on the concrete. You may see them pop up on the edges, or even find them spout up through cracks eventually. Thankfully you can prevent damage to the concrete by simply trimming away grass, weeds, or any roots. Start by cutting them out of your expansion joint, if you do have cracking be sure to trim them from those too. By simply cutting your grass regularly, you can help prevent issues. If you do have cracks, we suggest you seal them, which brings us to our next step.
Our third and last step in sealing. We recommend sealing your concrete every few years. You can find sealer at your local Home Depot, Lowes, or Sherwin Williams. You can also give us a call if you need a recommendation or guidance. This step is especially important if you have colored or stamped concrete. A sealer will help prevent moisture penetration and reduce mildew buildup on the surface. This step will provide your concrete the protection it needs to resist damage.
That’s it, we told you the maintenance is minimal. Most of the time these are easy enough for anyone to handle. However, if there are ever any questions, circumstances bigger than you can tackle, or if you just need some clarification, we’re here to help. We strive to create lifetime customers and our experienced team is always available to help.
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