If you’re looking for the perfect place to soak up the sun in New Jersey or New York, you can find it in your own backyard! A beautiful but durable concrete patio is great for outdoor entertainment for friends and family. Regular maintenance will increase the lifetime of your patio, so you can enjoy it during the summer. Here are some tips to maintain your concrete patio.
Protect Patio with Awning or Rugs
Many people are not aware that the sun can damage your concrete patio. Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause colored concrete to fade, which over time, will take away from the beauty of your patio. Installing an awning or placing outdoor rugs are easy ways to make sure the sun doesn’t ruin your concrete patio. They will also add some shade and comfort to your outdoor living area.
Pressure Wash Patio
During the cooler months that you’re not using your concrete patio, it can get really dirty. It’s important to clear away dirt, leaves, sticks and other debris that has collected over the winter. You can also rent a power washer to give the concrete a deep clean.
Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s directions when using the pressure washer. This will help avoid accidents and ensure that you don’t damage your concrete patio. Remember that the high-pressure water stream can damage siding, wood and windows, so be careful as you use it near your home.
When washing, begin at a far corner of your patio and spray away the dirt and grime off of your patio, not into a corner. When your patio dries, it will be so clean that you’ll be amazed at what a difference the high-pressure wash will make.
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