Whether you have a concrete patio, walkway, or both, it’s important to maintain the concrete in order to extend its life and keep it looking great. Maintaining your concrete patio involves a few simple tasks. Here’s what you should be doing:
With a simple cleaning, you can keep your concrete patio looking fresh. You should also try to remove any spills right away as they could stain the surface of your concrete. The level of dirt will determine whether you need a quick sweep or a power wash.
Seal your concrete
Sealing your concrete patio can extend its life and keep it looking great. You can use a topical sealer every few years to prevent staining and damage to the surface. But you should always make sure you seal the concrete according to the manufacturer’s directions.
Limit the weight
Concrete is a material, but the concrete for your patio isn’t designed to hold extremely heavy materials. While concrete pours like your driveway are capable of handling the weight of your car, heavy work machinery is another story.
Stay away from chemicals
You should also avoid using certain chemicals on your concrete surface. Some fertilizers can leave stains on your concrete, so make sure you clean up any excess right away. Also, make sure you’re using a concrete cleaner since some household products can do more harm than good.
You can contact our dedicated team here at ESPJ Construction if you have any questions or concerns about how to maintain your concrete patio. We can help you create a raised patio, an option with a longer lifespan than a wood deck. Don’t wait!