CARE & MAINTENANCE
Tips for keeping your concrete looking brand new!
AVOID USING SALT ON CONCRETE.
Using deicers on your concrete in the winter can cause surface damage. Products containing ammonium nitrates and ammonium sulphates are especially harmful because they will attack the concrete chemically. We don’t recommend spreading salt on your driveway, but we do under that there will be some exposure due to cars being driven on the roads and then parked in the driveway. An alternative is sand for traction.
CLEAN AND REAPPLY SEALER AS NEEDED.
Cleaning your concrete surfaces on occasion and keeping them sealed are the best measures you can take to keep the concrete looking its best. How often you clean and reseal will depend on the weather conditions the concrete is exposed to and the amount of vehicle traffic it receives. What the sealer does is protect the concrete surface from prolonged moisture exposure. As long as the surface of the concrete is beading up when wet, the sealer is still effective. We recommend resealing once a year.
REMOVE STAINS IMMEDIATELY.
While a sealer will help to protect concrete from stain absorption, it's still a good idea to remove oil, gasoline, grease and other spills as soon as possible. If the concrete does discolor, pressure washing and certain cleaning chemicals will remove most stains.
LIMIT THE WEIGHT ON YOUR NEW CONCRETE.
Concrete is a very strong & durable material, but residential concrete pours are not designed to hold extremely heavy materials. For example, your driveway is perfectly capable of handling the weight of your everyday vehicle, it’s not equipped to handle heavy machinery or oversized vehicles like delivery trucks or moving trucks for long periods of time.