How to Care for Your Concrete

Concrete is a durable, long-lasting product, and arguably the best material for your driveway and patio. While it may not be necessary, the proper maintenance of your concrete can greatly extend the life of your concrete and bring out its natural beauty. Concrete can be expensive, and maintaining your concrete surfaces is a great way to protect your investment. Here are some tips to help you care for your concrete driveway and patio.

Cleaning your concrete

Cleaning your concrete on a regular basis (at least once a year) is one of the easiest ways to care for your concrete. Using a high-powered hose or a pressure washer to clean your concrete driveway and patio is the best way to remove dirt and grime build up and prevent staining.

Repairing Cracks in Concrete

Repairing cracks in your concrete surfaces is one of the most important ways to extend the life of your concrete. Cracks can be damaging to the structural integrity of your concrete and allow water to penetrate and erode the surface. Repair cracks by contacting a professional or using DIY solutions such as Quickrete is important in extending the life of your concrete.

Sealing concrete surfaces

Sealing your concrete surfaces is a great way to prolong the life of your concrete. Because concrete is porous, sealing concrete helps repel water and repel dirt, dust and other debris. The proper sealing of concrete can also provide resistance to abrasion harmful UV rays.

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