Concrete is one of the best looking, lowest maintenance and most durable materials for driveway construction out there. Due to its unparalleled beauty, it is also important to correct any issues before they turn into major ones, causing sooner than anticipated replacement. As experts in residential concrete for St. Paul and the surrounding areas, we would like to provide you with a few tips to help care for your concrete driveways, sidewalks and steps to keep them looking their best.
Rain can seep underneath your driveway and cause the ground to shift, leading to cracking and crumbling. Take a walk around your house. Note where any of your concrete is cracked or is in need of repair, then give Wohlwend Concrete a call. We can come to your home and perform the necessary repair work so your residential concrete will look as good as the day it was installed!
Avoid Harsh Chemicals
Avoid using harsh chemicals at all costs. Even if you notice stains on your residential concrete, do not treat them with harsh chemicals as these can cause more harm than good. Find out what caused the stain and then use a cleaner specifically designed to remove that type of stain. But first, test a small area before you apply it to the entire stain. Not totally comfortable removing the stain yourself? Give us a call at Wohlwend Concrete and we can expertly treat your residential concrete.
Also, when using fertilizers, make sure they do not get on your driveway or steps. These types of chemicals could damage your residential concrete which may require another call to the experts.
Avoid Scratches and Rust
Watch out for any furniture you have out. Uncapped metal chair legs can scrape up against your residential concrete and damage it. Rusty metal furniture, hoses or planters can create rust stains that can be difficult to remove.
Have Your Concrete Resealed
Your residential concrete should be resealed by professionals like us. Your concrete will of course be sealed during the installation process, but it is important to have it resealed every couple years to help it look its best for as long as possible.
There are so many steps you can take to ensure your beautiful residential concrete lasts for years to come. If you have any additional questions about your concrete driveway, sidewalk or steps; contact the experts at Wohlwend Concrete.
Are you ready to learn more about residential concrete for your St. Paul home? Give Wohlwend Concrete a call at 651-426-2610.