Stamped concrete is an increasingly popular option for homeowners and business owners who want to turn their flooring into an inviting and luxurious one. Artistic Concrete Designs has years of experience with installing, maintaining, and repairing stamped concrete. Many of our customers ask us how they can extend the lifetime and appeal of their stamped concrete. Our number one recommendation is to keep your stamped concrete free of stains, dirt, and chemicals. This article will go over some methods to keep your stamped concrete clean. If you have any questions or would like to get professional assistance, then don’t hesitate to call the experts at Artistic Concrete Designs.
Let’s start with the basics. Grab that broom and rid your driveway or walkway of leaves, dirt, and other debris. You may think that these intruders are harmless, but they are not. Dead leaves break down and go through chemical reactions that can stain concrete. Look around the neighborhood and you might notice these leaf-shaped stains. Plus, these debris hide the beauty of your stamped concrete. Sweep away and reveal your investment’s beauty.
Bring Out the Pressure Washer
When a simple sweep does not do the trick, you have got to pull out the pressure washer. These machines use compressed water to blast away at its target and dislodge dirt, oil, and other contaminants. Get some detergent and turn the pressure washer to a reasonable level. We usually find that 2000 to 3000 PSI is sufficient for concrete. Turning the pressure washer to a high level can damage the concrete, similar to having it suffer torrential rainfall for years. Be very careful with the pressure washer because it can cause damage to property and self. Wear a glove and safety goggles.
Be Proactive: Seal Your Concrete
Artistic Concrete Designs has a variety of sealants that protect concrete from stains, damage, slippage, and more. Acting after the fact, or reacting, is going to leave your concrete with some battle scars. However, proactively sealing your concrete provides it with an added layer of defense against the elements, chemicals, and impact. We work with a material called epoxy coating which can withstand up to 20,000 PSI and maybe more! If you are interested in learning more about our selection of concrete sealants at Artistic Concrete Designs, then give us a call. Our professionals are glad to help.
Hire the Professionals
We know that your schedule can get busy. Dealing with cleaning and maintenance can be time consuming. Set aside that time for your loved ones, hobbies, and jobs. Hire a professional from Artistic Concrete Designs to handle periodic maintenance and cleaning. We can take care of repairs, replacements, and new installments as well. As we mentioned earlier, epoxy coating is also a popular choice for those who do not want to deal with frequent damage or stains on their stamped concrete. Call Artistic Concrete Designs to speak with a friendly and live representative and schedule your flexible appointment today. We look forward to keeping your walkway, driveway, or garage as good as new!