Spring Maintenance for Concrete Patio Stairs

As the weather warms and flowers begin to bloom, it’s time to turn our attention to our outdoor spaces. Your concrete patio stairs, often overlooked during the colder months, deserve some love and attention as spring arrives. Spring maintenance is crucial for keeping your outdoor areas safe, functional and visually appealing. At Wohlwend Concrete, we are proud to be the locally trusted experts in concrete patio stairs throughout the Twin Cities area. We’ve leveraged our decades of experience to compile a quick guide of some of the essential tips and tasks to freshen up your concrete patio stairs for the season ahead.

concrete patio stairs against house with siding


The first step in spring maintenance for your concrete patio stairs is a thorough assessment. Take a close look at the condition of the stairs, checking for any cracks, chips or signs of wear and tear. Addressing minor issues early can prevent them from becoming larger problems down the road.

Repairs or Replacement:

If you notice any damage to your concrete patio stairs, take the time to call Wohlwend Concrete. We can schedule a time to come out and repair your concrete steps so that you are ready to host friends, family and loved ones this spring! Or, if your concrete steps require more than just repairs, we can schedule a time to come out to replace your steps!


Once you have handled any necessary repairs, it’s time to give them a good cleaning. Over the winter months, dirt, debris and even mold or mildew may have accumulated on the surface. Use a pressure washer or a stiff-bristled brush and a mild detergent to scrub away grime and stains. Pay special attention to any areas where water tends to pool, as these areas are more prone to mold and mildew growth.

Enhancements and Upgrades:

Spring is also the perfect time to enhance the aesthetic appeal of your concrete patio stairs. Consider adding some decorative elements, such as potted plants, outdoor rugs or stylish lighting fixtures. These touches can help create a welcoming and inviting outdoor space for relaxing and entertaining.

Additionally, think about incorporating safety features into your concrete patio stairs. Install handrails or guardrails if you don’t already have them, especially if your stairs are higher off the ground. Non-slip treads or coatings can also be applied to reduce the risk of slips and falls, especially in wet conditions.

Are you ready to get your concrete patio stairs ready to host gatherings in the Twin Cities area this spring? Call Wohlwend Concrete at 651-426-2610 or contact us to ask any questions you may have about concrete.