It’s A Sign Of The Times…
…The Time To Reseal Your Concrete That Is!
Concrete driveways should typically last home owners around 30 years. While there are a variety of factors that can contribute to the deterioration of your concrete surfaces there are ways to protect them. Sealing your concrete can extend the life of all your surfaces, ward off stains and improve its overall appearance. To maximize its efficiency, concrete surfaces should be resealed every couple years to ensure a proper protective layer against the elements and the daily wear and tear your concrete faces. How often you should reseal your concrete can depend on a variety of factors but there are warning signs that should be a clear indication that it’s time for a new coating.
Warning Signs It’s Time To Reseal
Stains Start Appearing
Not only are stains an eye sore, but chemical, automotive and landscaping stains left from mulch or fertilizer can decrease the lifespan of your concrete. The ability to repel stains is one of the main benefits of sealing your concrete surfaces. If you begin to notice stains appearing that are harder to clean or require treatment to remove, it may be a sign to reapply a fresh sealcoating.
Your Concrete is Beginning to Fade
Concrete surfaces will naturally fade over time. Sealing your concrete adds a protective layer that slows the natural erosion process, keeping your concrete surfaces looking better for longer. Not only can sealing protect your concrete surfaces from fading, it can also help to restore the appearance of color.
Cracks or Surface Damage are Starting
Concrete is a porous material. As water seeps into your concrete it expands and contracts with the seasons, causing cracks and surface damage like spalling. Here in WNY it can be especially detrimental with the freeze/thaw cycles we experience throughout the seasons. Sealing your concrete however creates a barrier that helps shed water and prevents moisture penetration.
Bravo Concrete Sealing
For maximum protection it’s recommended to apply sealant to all of your exposed concrete surfaces every 3 to 5 years. With several different kinds of sealers to select from, choosing the correct sealant to apply can be overwhelming.
Looking to extend the life and improve the appearance of your concrete surfaces? Bravo Concrete Maintenance can apply the right sealant for your needs. Call us today at (716) 834-2454 for a no obligation quote!