Maintaining and Caring For Concrete

Concrete is everywhere. It surrounds us on a daily basis, and many folks have concrete steps that lead into their homes or patios attached to the back of their homes. So, how do you go about caring for Minneapolis concrete steps? Here is an overview of the best ways to maintain and care for your concrete steps or patio so they last for a long time.

In the weather like what we get here in Minneapolis, temperatures and precipitation can be pretty extreme at times. It’s either incredibly hot in the summer or extremely cold in the winter, not to mention all of the summer storms and winter blizzards we usually get! The outside elements can take their toll on your concrete steps and other concrete parts of your outdoor landscaping and living areas.

So, in the wintertime, it’s very important for you to keep up with snow and ice removal. And do a visual inspection when your concrete steps or patio are clear of snow and ice. This means looking for cracks and other damage. If water seeps into those cracks, it can freeze again and expand, and that can cause even more damage in the long run.

When the weather starts to warm up again, do some spring cleaning. Use a pressure washer (and be sure to follow the instructions so you don’t damage the concrete). Get all of the dirt and grime off of the concrete, and then do another visual inspection to check for damage that will need to get fixed.

In the summer months, you might want to consider covering your patio with an awning or outdoor rug. A runner on your concrete steps is also a great way to keep them covered. Plus, an awning and some rugs can add some color and decorations to your outdoor living space!

For more information on Minneapolis concrete steps, call Wohlwend Concrete at 651-426-2610 or get a Free Quote.