Maintaining concrete is one of the most important steps in order to keep your concrete looking fresh and beautiful for many years to come. Just a few hours a couple times a year will ensure that things are looking beautiful for your commercial or residential property.
Getting Rid of Weeds
Weeds and grass are likely to grow up around your driveway and sidewalks. When this happens, they will put a hefty amount of pressure on your concrete and sometimes cause damage. Thankfully, you can avoid this problem by trimming away grass, roots, and weeds.
Start by cutting them out of any cracks or expansion joints and sealing the cracks if necessary. Add water protection to the joints, such as stains, to keep it from experiencing any more damage. Cut your grass regularly and eliminate roots to prevent any more expansion damage.
How Often You Should Clean
Cleaning concrete doesn’t have to be done that often. Some driveways may go for a year or more without needing a cleaning. However, cleaning your driveway more often, will help you avoid serious problems down the road.
Remove all the grime, dirt, rust, and stains that have built up on there over the last year or so.Try to aim for cleaning at least once every six months or so.
Seal the Concrete Once a Year
At least once every year, you need to add a tough concrete stain to the surface of your driveway. These stains will fight water invasion and keep your driveway strong and safe. Not only that, it will eliminate abrasion damage and minimize UV sunlight damage. Two coats of stain once a year should be more than enough to provide your driveway with the protection that it needs to resist damage. If you are unsure of the steps to seal concrete reach out to A-Concrete, we service Northern Colorado for all commercial and residential concrete projects.
Get Professional Help, If Needed
Most of the time, these cleaning tips should be easy enough for just about anybody to handle. However, there may be circumstances in which you need to reach out to a professional for help. If so, please contact A-Concrete, one of the best concrete companies in Northern Colorado. We ensure quality work with the best concrete crews around.