While driveways constructed from concrete are very durable, there is actually a number of things to be considered in order to help the substrate stay in good condition, prevent cracks and protect it from stains.
One of the best ways to do this is by applying a sealer that is suitable for the driveway finish, location and usage the driveway will endure.
Although a properly laid concrete driveway is very strong, the porous nature of cement makes it easy to stain and susceptible to moisture. By sealing your driveway with a product suitable for your location, you can protect the finish and structure of the concrete so that it lasts for many years and stays looking great.
There are many different types of concrete sealer products available on the market, so choosing the right one for your needs will depend on a range of factors. These include the age of the concrete, type of finish of the surface, location and environment, slope and drainage, and if you are wanting to enhance the look or change the colour of the finish.
With many years’ experience in helping clients with surface restoration and sealing, our team can assist with choosing the right sealer product for your property, as well as the full preparation and application process.
Before applying any sealer product to concrete or stone, it is important to properly treat any stains on the area and fully clean it to remove all dirt and grime.
By doing this, the sealer will be able to fully adhere to the surface or penetrate into the substrate, depending on the type of sealer product being applied.
This will give the best protection for the concrete and ensure that the sealer can do its job and last a long time.
For more information about cleaning and sealing concrete, stone or other hard surfaces, give our customer support team a call.