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Concrete Sealing - Why, When & How

Posted on Sep 27, 2017 by dreeshomes

When colder weather approaches it’s time to consider your beautiful new driveway, porch, patio, and even sidewalk areas. It’s important that you properly protect and maintain your investment. A good sealer can keep your patio looking great for many years to come, or rejuvenate a lackluster surface. Sealing a concrete can be compared to waxing your car, or wearing sunscreen. A sealer will improve your patio’s appearance, keep it from fading due to UV exposure and protect it from stains.


Another key reason to seal your concrete is that it will reduce the chance of freeze-thaw damage. Freeze-thaw damage can cause cracks or surface flaking and is caused by water penetrating the surface of the concrete and then expanding as it freezes. A sealer will keep water from sinking into the patio. You know your sealer is working because water will bead on the surface. When this no longer happens it is time to reseal your patio. High traffic areas of your patio may need resealing on a frequent basis.


To support you in keeping up with your concrete surfaces, and being a Handy Homeowner, we have this step by step video for you to follow.

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