In order to make the most of your Winter Garden concrete driveway, you have to properly maintain it. We’re giving you an in-depth guide on how to lengthen the lifespan of your driveway, because isn’t that why you invested in it in the first place?
Patch Any Cracks
When it comes to maintaining your concrete driveway, it’s important to stay aware of any problem areas. For instance, if you know that there’s an area that gets used more frequently than another, monitor it closely. It’s the easiest way to stay proactive and to quickly catch any cracks if or when they come up.
Patching the problems in your concrete driveway as quickly as possible is crucial because other environmental elements can worsen the aftermath if it’s left unattended. Setting up a monthly or bi-weekly walkthrough to assess any areas of your driveway that need patchwork is the easiest way to stay ahead of any excess water damage from getting into the sublayer of your concrete. Bottom line – all cracks require a rapid repair. Learn more about the sealing solutions we can provide for you.
Seal The Exterior
Adding a sealant to your concrete driveway is the first defensive step you can take to prevent environmental elements from affecting the longevity of your concrete. It also protects the surrounding pavement from other elements mixing in that could negatively affect its surface area. Catching cracks and weaker spots in your concrete early is important if you’re looking to save the added expense of a total resurfacing. Trust us on this one, we’re looking out for both you and your driveway!
If you’ve recently had a fresh batch of asphalt laid adjacent to an existing lane, sealing that overlap is the best way to ensure that water and increased roughness doesn’t diminish the life of your pavement and its surroundings. If you’re looking for sealant solutions we’re here for you. Contact us today to assess your needs.
Clean Any Oil Spots
Sealant is a great way to prevent those oftentimes unavoidable oil stains from being absorbed into the concrete. It’s also important to remember that cleaning oil stains quickly is the only way to avoid long-term damage. If the oil permeates through the first ¼ layer of your concrete driveway, it’s going to be a permanent problem.
Do you have an oil spot you’re wanting to clean now? Here’s a quick fix: the first step is to sprinkle a thick layer of sawdust or cat litter atop of the spill area. Let that sit for a day or two to absorb as much of the oil as possible. Then sweep away the excess and reassess the state of your concrete. Pro tip – make sure the weather is clear the day you clean up the stain, or make a covering for your spot to protect it from being saturated by environmental moisture. It could rain on your remedy and ruin the process – but if that happens don’t worry, just give us a call!
Protect Against Unnecessary Use
This one’s for those freshly finished Winter Garden concrete driveways – after all, you have to protect your investment! We’ve all-too-often seen moving and trash collecting trucks ruin a brand new layer of concrete in a matter of minutes. They’re simply too heavy to park and operate on freshly laid concrete. Monitor your driveway and follow the care instructions that our contractors provide to avoid this from happening to your fresh Winter Garden concrete driveway.
Your investment in a Winter Garden concrete driveway was intended for long-term and versatile use in front of your home or business. With that in mind, we want to equip you with the knowledge to maintain it well. If you’re interested in having us take a look at your concrete driveway, discover how we can help, and leave the work to us!