Although concrete is prized for its durability and strength, it’s not immune to damage. Taking the proper steps to ensure your concrete surfaces and structures are well-maintained is essential if you want to keep them structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing.
In the article below, we’ll review a few things you can do to help keep your concrete areas looking their best for as long as possible.
- Keep a regular cleaning schedule. Concrete tends to be used in places that are exposed to a lot of dirt and grime, such as garage floors, patios, driveways, outdoor stairs, and more. Constant exposure to the elements can cause your concrete to wear down faster, so make sure you stick to a regular cleaning schedule to help slow that process.
- Apply a proper sealant. Concrete sealant provides an extra layer of protection for your surfaces, so make sure your installation company applies one. Without one, your concrete is more vulnerable to moisture and UV damage that can cause cracking and fading.
- Fix cracks as soon as possible. Even a small crack in your concrete can let in water, which only causes the issue to get worse. Inspect your concrete regularly for cracks and chips, and have a professional, like the ones on our team, address them immediately if you notice any.
- Skip the harsh cleaners. Spills and other messes are common on concrete surfaces, but you should avoid using harsh cleaners to tackle the problem since these can cause the concrete to erode. We suggest using an absorbent material like kitty litter to soak up spills like oil and grease first and then addressing the issue once the litter has had time to soak up as much of the spill as possible.
By following these best practices, you can ensure that your concrete surfaces look great and enjoy a long lifespan. Contact our team if you have any questions about concrete care or are interested in installing a concrete structure at your property.