Concrete is a great way to complete the look and function of your outdoor commercial property, but it’s important you take the necessary steps to protect it. If you’ve recently poured concrete, there are some things you should know, beginning with the fact you should have it sealed. The following are some important reasons why.
Protection Against Moisture
When moisture seeps into tiny cracks in concrete, it begins the deterioration process. Not only will the elements underneath the concrete begin to fail, but the concrete itself will begin to fail also. The moisture will be absorbed by the concrete, which can discolor the surface and cause it to flake, spall, and crack. The sealer will keep the moisture out.
Protection Against Harsh Elements
Saltwater, dirt, snow, chlorine, and a variety of other elements can wreak havoc on your cement. Decorative concrete, as well as slabs that are plain, can all become damaged. You probably hire a company to remove the snow from your surface in the winter. The process of deicing may cause some damage to your concrete. With a sealer, you can keep your property safe and snow-free while also protecting the concrete.
Getting the Job Done Right
There are a lot of concrete sealers out there, and a lot of people who claim to know how to do the job. It’s important you get the job done by a professional with experience in this work. An experienced professional will know which sealer to use for your surface and how often to reapply it for the best results.
Right now, your business might be experiencing less foot traffic due to COVID-19, so maintenance work may cause less disruption than normal. Consider using this time to have your concrete sealed. For more information contact NVM Paving & Concrete by calling 703-423-0471 or emailing us today.