Tips for Concrete Maintenance

Our Friends at Concrete Alberta Offered Advice on How to Properly Maintain Your Concrete Investment

They Provided 4 Main Tips:

1.     Cleaning Concrete on a Regular Basis
This should be done at least once per year to remove normal dirt and grime build up and to remove rust or other stains. Methods of cleaning concrete as well as cleaning products can vary widely. Some methods and products can be detrimental to the concrete. For further information please contact an experienced contractor, Concrete Alberta or your local Concrete Alberta member. 

2.     Repairing Cracks in Concrete
Repairing cracks in concrete maintains a structurally sound surface and minimizes water intrusion through cracks, which can cause problems with the subgrade. 

3.     Sealing Joints in the Concrete

Sealing joints minimizes or eliminates water intrusion through the joints, helps prevent dirt from collecting in the joints and helps prevent weeds sprouting up through the joints

4.     Sealing the Concrete Surface
Sealing and periodic resealing of the concrete surface not only reduces moisture infiltration into the concrete but also helps reduce staining. Some sealers offer other benefits, such as high resistance to abrasion, resistance to UV sunlight, resistance to dirt and grime, oil, grease, rust, acid, chlorine, fertilizer stains, sprinkler water residue and mildew, as well as stains from most other organic matter

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