Spring Residential Concrete Care Tips

Now that spring is here, many homeowners are starting their spring to do lists. A sometimes-overlooked chore is concrete care. Residential concrete care in Roseville is a pretty simple process, so we thought we would share some tips on how to make sure your concrete is spring and summer ready!

Concrete is incredibly durable and it is relatively maintenance free. But with the harsh winters that we often experience here in Minnesota, even concrete can take a beating. De-icing agents can harm it, and there are other winter and cold related issues that can come up.

In the winter, you should not use de-icer on any residential concrete surface. If de-icer gets on your concrete, make sure you rinse it off as soon as possible, and make sure you also wash road salt off of your car so it does not drip onto your concrete.

In the spring, make sure lawn fertilizers do not get on your residential concrete. These chemicals can cause damage to your concrete and might require a call to us to get it fixed. Watch out for any furniture you have out too. Uncapped metal chair legs can scrape up against your concrete and damage it.

Your concrete should be resealed by professionals like us. We will seal your concrete during the installation process, but this important chore should be done every year or two to help the concrete last for as long as possible.

If you notice any stains on your residential concrete, do not treat them with harsh chemicals because these can cause more harm than good. You should figure out what caused the stain and then remove it using a cleaner that is specifically designed to remove that particular stain. For example, if your concrete has an oil stain on it, there are oil stain removers available. Test a small and inconspicuous part of the residential concrete before you apply it to the stain to make sure it does not damage the concrete.

Finally, take a walk around your house. Note where you have concrete and note if it is cracked or in need of some repair work. Then give us 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.

Are you interested in learning more about residential concrete in Roseville? Call Wohlwend Concrete at 651-426-2610 or contact us and get a Free Quote.