Whether you have a concrete patio or a large concrete driveway, it is essential to extend its life and keep it looking great for several years. That is why knowing how to maintain concrete is a must for all homeowners, because it can make the difference between a concrete that people are scared to walk on versus a concrete surface that grabs your guests’ attention.
Concrete is easy to maintain, and you can handle it on your own, but you need to know the proper way to do it. Here is a list of tips for preserving life and these will include the following:
· Clean your concrete regularly
The best way to keep your concrete looking good is to clean it regularly. In fact, thorough cleaning using a high-pressure water sprayer can help remove dirt and debris and give the concrete surface an attractive look.
· Avoiding harsh tools and other items that may cause scratches
Heavy furniture and sharp tools should be kept away from your concrete or at least use furniture protectors on the bottom of the table, chairs and other fixtures. This will prevent any unnecessary scratches or cracks that will affect the look of your concrete surface.
· Limit the weight on your residential concrete driveway
Although concrete is a very strong and durable material, residential concrete is not designed to hold heavy materials. Therefore, you shouldn’t allow any heavy machinery or oversized vehicles like a lorry or delivery truck to park on your driveway. Heavy vehicles should only park on the street to avoid any unnecessary damage to your concrete driveway.
· Avoid using damaging substances
Lastly, never apply wax to your polished concrete floor, because it can cause irreversible damage to your surface. In fact, the wax will build up over time, resulting in a dulled finish on your entire floor.
We hope these tips will help you in maintaining the look and feel of your concrete floors and avoid the need for any costly repairs. We all understand that a concrete floor can be a significant investment, so you want to make sure that they stay in their pristine condition as long as possible.
If you hvae any questions, or need some help with your concrete maintenance, get into contact with Mornington Peninsula Concreters.