If you have a decorative concrete driveway or nice-laid concrete patio, your goal is to keep the surface durable and attractive for as many years as possible. Unfortunately, in freeze-thaw climates, frozen liquids expansion, and flood, can wreak havoc on the concrete surface, reducing its lifespan. Besides, salt, fertilizer, oil and other household chemicals are agents of destruction to an unsealed outdoor concrete.
Are you’re putting up new exterior concrete or already have one in place but want to safeguard it from harsh elements? Here are some benefits to you and your home when you seal your concrete flooring.
Mildew and Mold Growth
Concrete floors are prone to absorbing moisture. When liquid sits on the concrete surface for a long time, mold and mildew start to form, resulting in green, white, and all sorts of discoloration. A concrete sealant by its nature provides an extra layer of protection, hence inhibits moisture retention, mold growth, and mildew formation.
Furthermore, sealing a concrete surface safeguard against the effects of liquid contraction and expansion experienced in regions like Alabama, Georgia, and other free-thaw regions. Having this protection in place will help maintain an attractive surface for a long time.
Attractive Surfaces and Color Enhancement
Your home’s flooring no doubt contributes to the value of your property in the eyes of friends, neighbors, and the marketplace. Stains, chemicals, and several other harsh elements can cause discoloration to an unsealed concrete surface. Installing a sealant as soon as you put up concrete flooring will prevent weather or human elements from ruining the surface, plus it will make the surface shine for years
For expert concrete sealing, reach out to the service professionals at Artistic Concrete Designs. Depending on your needs and flooring, we can help you install a sealant that offers significant or moderate color enhancement, a high-gloss wet look, or a satin appearance. To learn how our professional concrete sealing services can be useful for your home, contact Artistic Concrete Designs today.
The lifespan of Concrete Flooring
On average, exterior concrete flooring may last for 25 to 30 years, if no harsh elements act on the surface. When the surface is exposed to cracking, ultraviolet rays, scaling, oil leaks, or grime, the system may not reach the ends of its life before you’re forced to replace the flooring.
A sealant, however, blocks the harmful effect of weather, human, and chemical elements. It also prevents the freezing and contraction effect in free-thaw zones.
Need professional and Artistic Concrete Sealing?
When you’ve decided to seal your concrete flooring, next is to look for a concrete contractor hat has the experience and training needed for the job. Luckily, we have professionals who are knowledgeable, experienced and equipped. Upon inspection, we’ll help determine the perfect sealer for you, based on the elements you need protection from. Most importantly, we’ll make sure the installation is done correctly and at the appropriate time.
If you want your concrete surface to look attractive and keep shining, reach out to Artistic Concrete Designs today for concrete sealing that performs well for years.