How To Look After Your Concrete Flooring, Driveways, Patios And Walkways

Whether you have a concrete driveway, a concrete patio, concrete walkways or any other kind of concrete flooring, you need to be aware of how to properly look after and maintain your investment.

Concrete, which is less costly than other landscaping materials, is a very versatile material. It looks good and is easy to maintain. As experts in the field of concreting in Christchurch, we at Riverstone Concrete know that you should still be looking after your concrete flooring, driveways, pathways and patios.

Here are some things you should do to ensure your concrete surfaces last for as long as possible.

Seal It

An acrylic concrete sealer will protect your concrete flooring against oil stains and water intrusion. Ideally, concrete should be resealed periodically. It is recommended that the concrete be resealed once every year or two, depending on the amount of traffic that the concrete has to endure.

Typically, concrete needs to be sealed before the winter comes, as the cold – especially if it drops below freezing point – can cause the concrete to deteriorate and crack if it has not been properly sealed beforehand.

Keep It Clean

At least once a year or so, spend time cleaning the concrete using soap, water and a stiff brush to remove regular dirt and grime buildup.

If you have a consumer grade pressure washer, then you can use this to wash your concrete. However, it is advised to avoid spraying the pressure washer into any cracks that you see as this will cause the concrete to tear apart even further.

Protect The Surface 

In general, one should avoid dropping heavy or sharp objects onto the concrete to avoid chipping it, as minor chips and cracks can develop into much larger ones over time.

If a crack or chip is detected, it is recommended that you seal it immediately with crack repair products. This will prevent any further damage from taking place and will also prevent weeds from taking root and ruining your pristine driveway.

If you’re looking for concrete floors, driveways, patios or walkways, we at Riverstone Concrete have got you covered. We can take care of a variety of services related to concreting in Christchurch. Contact us today!