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Concrete Maintenance 101: Enhancing Its Look, Durability, and Life Cycle

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Concrete has proven itself to be indispensable in the construction of cities. Due to increasing urbanization and other global megatrends such as digitalization, climate change, and aging populations, the use of concrete is growing commensurate with the growth of the construction sector.

We use concrete for our driveways, walkways, edging, small poured-in-place walls, patios, and more because it is highly durable and requires minimal maintenance. That isn’t to say that you should ignore the upkeep of concrete for extended periods of time.

Regular maintenance will ensure a longer life cycle. In this piece, we’re going to go over everything you need to know about concrete maintenance to enhance its look, durability, and life cycle.

Concrete Maintenance: Cleaning

By regularly cleaning concrete structures, you will ensure that they are protected from harmful elements that can cause damage over time. This also includes harsh chemicals such as alkalis, acids, salts, and more. To properly ensure the concrete is safeguarded during the cleaning process, use the following things:

  • A good concrete and asphalt cleaner from a reliable manufacturer
  • Safety gloves
  • Safety glasses
  • Garden hose

Once you apply the cleaner to the spot that needs to be cleaned, let it sit for about ten to 15 minutes before rinsing it off with water from your garden hose.

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Concrete Maintenance: Resealing

Once you’ve cleaned the space on the concrete, you should consider resealing it to ensure there’s no further damage. As a general rule, consider it good practice to reapply sealer about every six to 12 months in order to maintain a high-quality and even surface. Consult a professional masonry service provider to determine the ideal time of the year for sealing concrete. There are variables that you will have to account for, such as weather conditions and the type and amount of traffic in the area.

If you’re looking for professional masonry services in Connecticut, get in touch with us at Creative Masonry & Chimney.

We have more than 20 years of experience providing masonry services in Simsbury, Hartford, Burlington, call us today for an early appointment.

If your concrete surfaces are showing signs of damage or require professional maintenance, we offer expert concrete repair services, as well as masonry design, repairs, and installation services. Reach out to us at (860) 225-9178 for more details.