Concrete Maintenance for Florida Homes

Keeping up with your concrete’s maintenance is so important when it comes to its longevity and appearance. Here are 5 ways you can make sure your concrete is in tip-top shape:

1. Clean Your Concrete

We recommend cleaning your concrete at least once per year. This will help remove any grime buildup, rust stains, oil stains, and dirt.  For a guaranteed deep clean we recommend hiring pressure washing services (such as ours) to ensure any buildup and stains are properly removed.

2. Seal Your Joints/Cracks

Sealing your concrete joints and cracks can be a gamechanger when it comes to minimizing water intrusion and preventing buildup. It will help prevent dirt from collecting and it will also prevent weeds from sprouting. It will also help maintain a solid structure.

3. Avoid The Wrong Chemicals

A lot of people don’t realize common chemicals found in household products can cause damage to your concrete. For example, if fertilizer is left on your concrete it can cause chemical damage. Always sweep up any fertilizer that has spilled on your concrete right away. Be sure to also use concrete-friendly cleaning products. Average household products could potentially damage the structure.

4. Weight Limitation

While most driveways are built to handle the weight of a vehicle, many are not equipped to handle heavy machinery. So make sure any delivery trucks, moving trucks or any other oversized vehicles are not kept on your driveway.

5. Seal Your Concrete

Sealing your concrete not only makes it look brand new but also extends its life. We recommend using a topical seal every few years in order to prevent any stains or surface damage.

We hope these tips can help you with all of your concrete maintenance needs. Remember if you are interested in pressure washing or soft washing your concrete give us a call. We would be happy to help! You can contact us at info@diamondpwm.com.

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