Spring Concrete Maintenance
As spring begins to slowly make its way through winter it’s easy to become overwhelmed at all the new maintenance projects you may have ahead of you. Unfortunately one of the areas that home and business owners most often overlook are the concrete surfaces they travel on daily. Your concrete sidewalks and driveways can be incredibly durable and last longer than you own your home or business if they’re properly maintained. This spring take advantage of one of our numerous concrete maintenance services or treatments.
From supporting the weight of vehicles, to sitting exposed to the sun, snow, and rain, when properly poured, your concrete surfaces can certainly take some abuse. Whether your concrete is cracked or suffers from surface spalling or other non structural related issues, repairing your concrete surfaces is generally much cheaper than replacing them. This spring don’t get stuck with a shoddy looking driveway or sidewalks. As long as your surfaces are even, most cracks can be repaired and sealed preventing their spread while most surface level issues can be repaired and sealed to restore their appearance and create a new smoother surface to walk on.
If your concrete has started to shift why not give it a lift? Spring can often be full of surprises especially when it comes to your concrete. The soil below your concrete slabs can shift, often as a result of the freeze/thaw cycle, soil erosion or intrusive tree roots. When this occurs it can often leave your concrete surfaces uneven resulting in an unsafe walking surface and tripping hazard. This spring, limit your liability by correcting your unevenness with concrete leveling. Concrete leveling is a specialized process of injecting an eco-friendly polyurethane based foam underneath your sunken slabs to help eliminate gaps making a safer supported surface to walk and drive on.
Restore Your Stamped Concrete
As time goes on your stamped or decorative concrete surfaces can lose some of their original luster. Sealing your concrete surfaces can help prolong fading and limit discoloration. However, if your concrete is already past that point, it might be time to consider restoring your stamped surfaces. Restoring concrete requires a keen eye, steady hand and more importantly, the right kind of experience to do the job right.
Cleaning and Power Washing
Tired of that set-in automotive stain in the spot where you park your vehicle everyday? Cleaning concrete can be tricky as using the wrong cleaner can cause all kinds of issues. If you are using a cleaner that is too caustic, your concrete can come out looking discolored or appear spotted, not strong enough and that stain will sit there staring back at you after you thought you were done. Having your concrete surfaces cleaned in spring gets rid of all the set in stains left behind from the winter and leaves them looking like new.
Sealing Your Surfaces
After you’ve cleaned your concrete and made all necessary repairs, it’s recommended to seal your concrete. Sealing your concrete not only helps them look great it also helps to prevent water from settling below the surface which can cause complications down the line when the seasons change and temperatures drop. One of the other major benefits of sealing your concrete is the ability to repel stains from setting in, making cleaning your driveway or sidewalk a breeze. Typically most concrete surfaces should be sealed every 3 to 5 years to maximize its effectiveness and ensure that they are protected.
Looking to take some of the spring cleaning stress off of your shoulders? Bravo Concrete Maintenance can help with all of your spring concrete needs. Call us today to schedule your free, no obligation quote today at (716) 834-2454.