Concrete Driveway Maintenance
Although concrete is one of the most durable construction materials, there are still ways you can maintain your concrete driveway to ensure it lasts and functions well for many years to come.
How to Maintain Your Concrete Driveway
This is how you can maintain your concrete driveway:
1. Clean the surface of your concrete with a pressure washer. This helps remove dirt, grime and moss that can be harmful to the integrity of your drive. It will also help prevent damage to the surface in future blizzards or snowfalls by removing any loose particles stuck to the surface.
2. Seal the concrete in order to prevent water from seeping into cracks and damaging your driveway. You can apply a sealant or a protective coating that will protect your concrete from all types of weather, including snow, sleet and rain.
3. Remove stains as soon as possible, as they can become permanent if you leave them to set for a long time. it's common for driveways to oil, gasoline, and grease, but it's best to remove the stains right away to avoid long-term damage.
4. Avoid the use of harsh chemicals on your driveway - these will damage the surface and make it more difficult for you to clean your drive in future. Concrete driveways are most susceptible to damage from chemicals during the first year after installation.
5. Take care when driving over the driveway and make sure not to exceed weight capacity as this may lead to cracks and damage. Only cars and light trucks and non industrial vehicles should be parked on concrete driveways.