Are you wondering if you should seal your concrete, but are unsure of the benefits? If you have a concrete driveway, patio, porch or indoor concrete floors, sealing your concrete is a great way to preserve its appearance. There are many benefits to sealing both interior and exterior concrete surfaces.
For one, doing this to your concrete maintains and enhances the appearance of the surface. For indoor concrete, it will produce a shiny, finished look. The appearance will last longer, as the sealant protects the concrete’s exterior from damage. You should consider doing this if you want to protect your concrete surface from scuffs or stains, or if you want to preserve any decorative patterns and keep the color from fading away.
If you have exterior concrete, such as a driveway, porch or patio, sealing your concrete is the best option to keep it from cracking and aging with use and time. Doing this to the concrete on the exterior of your home will protect it from the weather, from outdoor debris and from vehicle fluids. When it rains or snows, water seeps into the cracks of the driveway and will expand if it freezes, causing more cracks to occur. Sealing your concrete will reduce the cracking by closing off any pores that exist in the surface. You might also choose to do this to protect it from heavy items or vehicles constantly driving over it and damaging the surface. Concrete that is sealed is usually slip resistant, which is good for outdoor areas around pools or sprinklers.
Doing this to your concrete is also good if you would like an easier to clean surface – concrete that has been sealed, whether indoor or outdoor, is typically easier to clean and doesn’t need much maintenance. However, you may need to redo this process every few years. If you’re considering sealing your concrete, give us a call and we’ll help you make the right decision.