Working with a Concrete Pouring Company
How to Care for Your New Concrete
Concrete is a durable product, and if placed, finished and cured properly should last a lifetime. While concrete is often viewed as a NO maintenance product, consider the following simple maintenance procedures to increase the service life of your concrete.
- A good quality sealer is always a good idea. Apply a month after the concrete is placed. Exterior concrete sealers can last anywhere from 1 to 5 years, depending primarily on environmental conditions.
- Occasional soap and water cleaning is also advised to keep your concrete looking its best.
- Sealing and regular maintenance will also minimize the chances from staining and discoloration caused by natural or manmade contamination.
Concrete has been around for thousands of years, and remains the most popular choice for commercial patios, walkways, and driveways. When you make the decision to go concrete, understanding the basic steps—from picking a contractor to general maintenance—will make the entire process run smoother for all parties involved.