How To Take Care Of Stamped Concrete

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If you have a stamped concrete patio, porch, or other area on your property, it’s important to take care of it. This will keep it looking its best and protect it from stains and other damaging conditions!

Keep It Clean

Stamped concrete is a beautiful and low-maintenance way to beautify a patio, pool deck or driveway. However, like any surface, it needs regular cleaning and care to keep it looking good.

• Water Stains, Grease, Oils

Fortunately, a little elbow grease and a mixture of dish soap and water can usually take care of most stains on stamped concrete. For tougher stains, you may need to use a pressure washer or seek professional help.

• Winter Stains

During the cold months, snow and ice can be detrimental to your stamped concrete. Removing the accumulated snow and ice quickly is key to protecting your surface from thinning or breaking down due to the freeze/thaw cycle.

• Sealing It

The right sealer will help prevent rust, discoloration, and damage from UV radiation and weather elements. It will also enhance the color and appearance of your stamped concrete and provide a glossy or semi-gloss finish. In general, stamped concrete should be resealed every 2-3 years depending on traffic and environmental conditions. Doing so will ensure your stamped concrete stays looking its best for many years to come.

Don’t Let Debris Pile Up

One of the biggest things you can do to take care of stamped concrete is to avoid letting anything pile up on it. If you’re not careful, leaves, tarps, and other debris can easily get stuck to the surface, trapping moisture and leading to stains that you have to deal with. In the long run, this can be an expensive mistake. To prevent this, sweep or dust mop your outdoor stamped concrete regularly. Alternatively, you can use a power washer when the seasons change to get rid of stubborn messes. Just make sure to use a cleaner that won’t damage the sealer.

Ask The Professionals

Maddox Concrete, LLC  is the number-one choice for residential and commercial stamped concrete services in Sanford, Broadway, Bennett, Carthage, Lillington, Pittsboro, and Siler City, NC areas and surrounding locations. Our company is experienced in all types of concrete projects, including patios, driveways, and walkways. We also provide a variety of decorative finishes and colors to suit any home or business’s style. Contact us today for more information on how we can help you take care of your stamped concrete!