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Why Is Concrete Maintenance Important?

Posted on the 18 July 2016 by Tracy Ashley @stella_jea

Why Is Concrete Maintenance Important
If you are having a concrete driveway constructed within your property, you will have to ensure its regular maintenance after you start using the driveway. Any concrete creation requires proper upkeep in order to last longer and retain its natural aesthetic appeal. This is because it may start to form indentations and cracks during its lifetime. With passage of time, these crevices can become deep enough for causing problems to anyone walking over them.

In order to prevent mishaps like sprained ankle or bruises that may occur due to walking over deep concrete cracks, you must hire an efficient firm offering suitable maintenance services. As soon as you notice indents or fissures, get in touch with them. The professionals would make use of a good quality sealant for re-sealing the cracks.

Once your concrete sidewalk or driveway has been re-sealed, you will need to ensure cleanliness on a regular basis to prevent gritty particles such as debris & dirt from accumulating and scratching away the sealant. Removing grease, acidic liquid and oil spills immediately is also vital.

Even after cleaning the concrete creation properly, the sealant may start to wear away because of natural abrasion, weather and dirt. There is a simple test that you can perform to determine whether the sealant has began to deteriorate or not. Just pour about 2 ounce water over different portions of the concrete surface. If the water gets absorbed into the surface quickly, know for sure that reapplication of sealant is necessary.

Do you have polished and decorative concrete slabs in your sidewalk or driveway? Then ensuring regular maintenance is all the more important. Begin by mopping the surface everyday with a microfiber pad for removing debris particles. Use a neutral cleaner to eliminate stubborn dirt. Allow the solution to sit for at least 10 minutes and then wipe it away.

Proper concrete maintenance will not ensure your safety, but also keep the surfaces functional even if they are used for half a decade or more. Your concrete creation may look good from the outside, but still you must have it inspected by an experienced professional at least once every year. Such an inspection will help to detect an issue and deal with it even before it creates a problem for anyone. However, make sure you find a good and putative firm that can provide you a cost-effective and top notch maintenance service.


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