Although one of the many benefits of concrete is how little maintenance it needs, so little than can even be considered as ‘maintenance-free’, there isn’t any material that doesn’t need a bit of love once in a while.
That’s why if you wish to improve your concrete driveway lifespan you need to provide adequate maintenance.
Here are some things you can do to preserve your concrete driveway life:
- Remove oil stains as soon as you notice them:
Nothing can ruin your colored concrete driveway as oil stains. While you can try to keep your cars in good condition at all times so that they don’t spill oil, gasoline or any other greasy spills over your concrete driveway, there’s always the chance that this can happen. If you notice any of these kind of spills, don’t wait until it’s too late, remove them as soon as possible. You can try pressure washing, or using cleaning chemicals.
- Apply a sealer:
Applying a sealer to your concrete driveway will help protect the concrete from absorbing any type of stains, plus it will keep it looking its best. Usually, you should reseal your concrete driveway every two years, or when the finish shows wear, but it also depends on the weather conditions and the foot or vehicle traffic it receives. Ask your concrete contractor for recommendations on the best brands.
- Use it well:
A well maintained concrete driveway can last for a lifetime if you take good care of it. Concrete is one of the most durable and strong construction materials, but a residential concrete driveway is not designed to support the weight of heavy vehicles, so have in mind that your beautiful concrete driveway will last as long as you want it to last, depending in how well your treat it.
At Agundez Concrete, we’ve been serving all San Diego Areas for over 30 years. Our experience allows us to give you the best timely service and the best prices in town. If you’re looking for a professional concrete contractor that offers newly placed custom concrete driveways and concrete additions, give us a call, tell us about your project and request your free estimate.