Top Concrete Maintenance Tips
The great thing about concrete is that once it is installed, it doesn’t require extensive care and upkeep. However, you can only avoid serious issues and repairs if you take the proper measures to maintain your concrete investment. The following is a list of our best advice when it comes to making sure that you are properly caring for your concrete.
Clean and have your sealer reapplied as needed.
Keeping your concrete clean and making sure that it stays sealed will keep your concrete looking its best for the longest period of time possible. Generally, your finish will start to show some wear, and you will know that it’s time to have your concrete resealed.
Remove stains immediately after they show up.
Your sealer is there in part to make sure that stains do not seep in and permanently damage your concrete. However, taking care of oil, gasoline, grease and other spills as quickly as possible will ensure that they don’t have time to set in and cause serious staining.
Avoid using too many de-icing chemicals.
De-icers are extremely harsh on your concrete and can actually cause unwanted surface damage by forcing the thawing and refreezing of moisture. Particularly products that contain ammonium nitrates and ammonium sulfates can cause a lot of damage as they actually attack the concrete on a chemical level.
Proceed with care.
While concrete is one of the most durable surfaces for driveways, walkways, and patios, the typical residential driveway isn’t built to withstand the weight of heavy vehicles and oversized construction equipment. Also, remember to be careful when plowing your driveway to avoid excessive scraping.
When it comes to maintaining and cleaning your concrete investment, contact the trustworthy experts at Bravo Buffalo.