Keeping it Looking Like New Consists of Four Steps
Cleaning Concrete on a Regular Basis (at least once per year)
To remove normal dirt and grime build up
To remove rust or other stains
Repairing Cracks in Concrete
To maintain a structurally sound surface and minimize water intrusion through cracks-which can cause problems with the sub grade.
Sealing Joints in the Concrete
To minimize water intrusion through the joints
Eliminate dirt collecting in the joints
Eliminate weeds sprouting up through the joints
Sealing the Concrete Surface
Dust proofs the surface
Provides resistance to abrasion
Makes the concrete resistance to UV sunlight
For Decorative Concrete
The same steps as above will apply, but we strongly suggest you visit the web site or contact the technical department of the decorative product manufacturer you have chosen.
For instance, if you used a concrete topping or dressing, or a certain brand of colored concrete, or a spray on decorative finish, the technical departments of these companies will have real world experience with what works best for their products.
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