Do you know the benefits of concrete sealing? Concrete surfaces are very porous. They’re prone to staining, chipping, and cracking. Unfortunately, you usually find concrete in high-traffic areas, like sidewalks, patios, and driveways, where it is the most vulnerable. While you should schedule a deep cleaning to remove unwanted stains, sealing concrete is the best way to prolong the results.
What Is Concrete Sealing?
In layman’s terms, adding a sealant is the same as applying a topcoat. It creates a protective barrier between the concrete and the environment. If something spills on the surface, such as oil or chemicals, it won’t be able to penetrate the surface. In other words, you won’t have to look at as many unsightly stains between cleanings.
Applying a sealant also prevents cracking and chipping. Most sealants are rock hard, so you can park cars or move heavy machinery without damaging the surface. Sealing concrete is especially ideal for driveways, garages, and parking in other high-use areas.
Most sealants are transparent; however, you can also choose from a variety of colors or finishes. While concrete can last for many years, sealing the surface increases the lifespan. This affordable investment will save you money later.
How Do You Seal Concrete?
Adding a protective sealant is similar to painting a wall. Most professionals pour and paint the coating across the surface. Large rollers spread the sealant, while smaller rollers reach corners and edges. Some technicians prefer to use a sprayer to ensure a smooth, even coat. Most surfaces require two thin coats. After application, stay off the surface until it dries completely—at least 24 hours.
You should only apply a concrete sealant to freshly cleaned surfaces. Be sure to wash any stains and sweep up debris before application. The best time to seal a concrete floor is immediately following a professional washing. A high-quality coat can last for several years, and you should repeat the process each time you deep clean the exterior of your home.
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Aqua-Nomics Exterior Cleaning leads the way when it comes to concrete cleaning and sealing. We are the premier exterior washing company for both residential and commercial properties. As a family-owned business, you can trust us to treat your property as if it were our own.
Concrete is one of the many surfaces we treat at Aqua-Nomics Exterior Cleaning. We use our state-of-the-art Smart Washing process to clean your concrete. Plus, we always recommend sealing the area for the best results. Schedule concrete sealing with our experts to improve the lifespan of your high-traffic surfaces.