Concrete is an incredibly durable, affordable, and long-lasting material for driveways, walkways, flooring, and garages. However, Artistic Concrete Designs has been installing, servicing, and repairing concrete for a very long time and we want to inform people that concrete is not indestructible. Concrete repairs can be costly and sometimes so expensive that a replacement is more worthwhile. Luckily, there are many ways to prevent your concrete from damaging and instead keep its color and condition looking almost as good as new. Sealing your concrete is possibly the best way to achieve this goal. If you are not convinced about concrete sealant, here are some reasons for why you should change your mind.
Protect Your Concrete from Environmental Damage
You know the saying that goes when it rains, it pours. This is especially true for concrete. Concrete is a porous material that absorbs moisture. Over time, water will chip away at the concrete, damaging it. Water can also reach under the concrete and nourish seeds that can grow through cracks in the concrete. If moisture in the concrete does not dry, then mold and mildew can form and make the concrete its home. This causes a green discoloration on your concrete. Concrete sealants can protect your concrete from all of these consequences.
Improve Its Durability
Sure, concrete is durable and sturdy, but it is not indestructible. Concrete sealants will not make it indestructible either, but it will certainly enhance the durability. Some concrete sealants can withstand up to 20,000 PSI! So, if you want to protect your concrete flooring from the impact of dropped equipment, tools, and other heavy items, then sealing it is a great way to go.
Extended Your Concrete’s Life
As mentioned earlier, sealants protect your concrete from environmental damage as well as physical damage such as impact. This translates into a longer life for your concrete, naturally and not. Mold and mildew, for example, cause discoloration and cracks look unattractive. These are basic but common reasons that homeowners and business owners opt to replace their concrete far sooner than its “expiration date.” Concrete with increased durability from concrete sealants can last for up to 30 years, safe from cracks and discoloration.
Maintain Its Color
Yes, concrete is naturally a grayish color that might not be something to break a sweat trying to protect but a consistent gray color is much better than a concrete driveway with patches of gray, patches of light gray, and patches of stains. Plus, some homeowners and business owners decide to enhance their flooring by opting for decorative concrete with beautiful colors. Sealants protect your concrete from the sun’s rays, stains, and dirt.
Sealed Concrete Is Easier to Clean
Concrete is low maintenance, but you must act quick when you spill chemicals or oils onto it. As a porous material, concrete absorbs those contaminants quickly. Sealed concrete is less porous and therefore easier to clean and maintain.
Ready to Seal Your Concrete?
If you are ready to fortify your concrete against the elements and other damage, then call Artistic Concrete Designs to speak with a friendly professional about our line of available concrete sealants. Our courteous representatives at Artistic Concrete Designs are ready to take your call.