The Beauty of Stamped Concrete
Stamped concrete adds a unique accent to any patio, driveway, or walkway. It looks great and is much more cost effective than brick and stones. Decorative concrete surfaces generally require very little maintenance but there are some ways to keep it looking like new.
Cleaning Your Stamped Concrete Surface
A regular cleaning routine will help to keep your stamped concrete surface looking great. The buildup of dirt on your surface is inevitable and can cause a dull appearance. Sweeping the surface and giving it a quick rinse with your garden hose regularly will help to keep the surface clean. Every once in a while you can use a push broom and a very mild soap to scrub the surface clean. Avoid using a pressure washer if you can or use it on a low setting. Too much pressure can damage the sealer on the surface.
Sealing Your Stamped Concrete Surface
Protective sealer is usually applied after the installation of your stamped concrete by the contractor. The sealer prevents things like oil, dirt, chemicals, and other harmful substances from penetrating the surface. It also helps with sun-fading and keeping the surface clean. Depending on your local weather conditions, sealer should be reapplied every 2 or 3 years.
Winter Tip: Try not to use deicing salts on your stamped concrete surface. Constant freezing and thawing can cause the sealer to become ineffective.
Stamped Concrete From D&G Cement Co.
At D&G Cement Co. we take pride in our work with over 50 years of experience and being your local Michigan experts. If you are interested in accenting your outdoor space with stamped concrete, call us to learn more about our services, prices, options and estimates for your home or business. You can reach us (313) 277-2676 or contact us online.