Many homeowners have been tackling projects around the house these last several months. Many of which include concrete replacement, leading to questions regarding concrete care. For the most part concrete doesn’t require much maintenance, which makes it a great option for many homeowners.
A few simple reminders regarding new and existing concrete care to help extend the life of your product…
First, keep in mind that concrete can take up to a year to fully cure, during that time it may continue to change color. Allow for your concrete to fully cure before applying any chemicals other than those applied at the time of installation.
As we move out of summer and into fall, winter is right around the corner. During the first year after your concrete install you want to make sure not to use chemicals to remove ice or snow. Mechanical forms of removal are best during this time to help get the most out of our your concrete in the years to come.
If it has been some time since your concrete has been sealed, you may want to consider sealing again. Properly sealed concrete reduces the amount of water and chemicals it absorbs, hence extending the life of the concrete.
If you are currently looking to install concrete keep in mind that many concrete installers schedule several months out. So be sure to plan accordingly. For more information and pointers on your upcoming project check out our previous posts below:
“Have a concrete project on the radar?”