It does not matter if you are in the process of having a concrete driveway poured on your property, or you have one already, it is important that you take the appropriate steps in protecting and maintaining your investment. Sealing a concrete driveway will keep it looking its best for many years, and it can also bring life back into an existing driveway.
This is a process that can be compared to waxing a vehicle, or applying sunscreen to your body. It will not only improve your driveway’s appearance, it will also protect the driveway from harmful UV rays that can cause it to fade over a period of time.
Concrete is a material that can add significant curb appeal to your property and increase your home’s value. However, when it is not maintained, it can decrease the visual appeal and resale value of your home. There are several other reasons why you should consider sealing a concrete driveway.
Sealing A Concrete Driveway Provides Stain Resistance
Your driveway is prone to all types of things because it is outside. These things can leave unsightly and ugly stains on your driveway. As a result, your driveway can become stained with:
• Motor oil
• Pet urine
• Tire tracks
The good news is that a quality sealer will prevent these items from penetrating into the surface of the driveway and leaving a stain behind.
Sealing A Concrete Driveway Reduces Cold Weather Damage
During the winter, your driveway may go through several cycles of freeze/thaw especially if you live in an area where it snows or has freezing rain regularly. The freeze/thaw cycle can cause damage on your driveway by creating cracks and flaking of the surface.
This is caused by the water penetrating into the concrete and freezing. The concrete will expand, and this will cause cracking when the water thaws. If you have a quality sealer on your driveway, you will be able to see the water bead up on the driveway because it is not able to penetrate the sealer.
Sealing a concrete driveway can protect and enhance your driveway. When it is properly sealed, it will have an extended service life before it will need to be repaired or replaced.
Southern States Refinishing can assist you with all of your concrete driveway maintenance and repair needs. Contact us for more information.