Concrete Care Guide
Following these tips will ensure your new stamped concrete stays looking great for longer!
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1. Regular Cleaning:

Sweep or use a leaf blower to remove debris regularly. Wash concrete surfaces with a mild detergent and water to remove stains and dirt.

2. Sealing:

Apply a concrete sealer every couple of years to protect against stains, moisture, and UV rays.

3. Stain Prevention:

Promptly clean spills, especially acidic substances like wine or citrus juices, to prevent staining. Use mats or rugs in high-traffic areas to minimize wear and tear.

4. Avoid Deicing Chemicals:

Do not use deicing salts or chemicals on concrete surfaces, as they can cause damage and accelerate deterioration.

5. Pressure Washing:

Use a pressure washer with a fan tip or green nozzle to clean stubborn stains or dirt. Maintain a safe distance and work in circles to avoid damaging the concrete surface.

6. Avoid Heavy Impacts:

Protect the concrete from heavy impacts or sharp objects that could cause chipping or cracking.

7. Mindful Landscaping:

Avoid planting trees or shrubs with aggressive roots near concrete structures to prevent potential damage.

8. Regular Inspections:

Periodically inspect the concrete for signs of wear, cracks, or discoloration. Address any issues promptly to prevent them from worsening.

9. Mindful Vehicle Use:

Be cautious when driving or parking heavy vehicles on concrete surfaces to prevent surface damage or cracking.

10. Sun Protection:

If possible, provide shade or use patio umbrellas to reduce prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, which can lead to color fading.

11. Professional Maintenance:

Consult with a professional concrete contractor for periodic maintenance and assessments, especially for larger projects.

12. Seasonal Considerations:

In cold climates, be cautious with snow removal equipment to avoid damaging the concrete .In hot climates, consider using light-colored or reflective finishes to reduce heat absorption.

13. Follow Manufacturer Recommendations:

Adhere to the specific care and maintenance recommendations provided by the manufacturer of any concrete products used.

Note: Proper care and maintenance practices can significantly extend the life and aesthetic appeal of concrete surfaces. Adjustments may be needed based on climate, usage, and specific concrete finishes. Contact us today if you have any questions regarding the proper care and maintenance of your new stamped concrete! 

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