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All homeowners today are looking for avenues to increase the longevity of their property. With home costs down, and the costs of materials and home repairs up, it only makes sense to maintain what you own. Proper maintenance will not only increase curb appeal but can add value to your home as well.
Concrete is one of those surfaces that can definitely add curb appeal and value, but can decrease it if it is not maintained properly. Concrete surfaces like driveways, generally, do not have to be sealed or protected to perform like they are intended. As a matter of fact, a concrete driveway will last for years without being sealed, but once it begins to deteriorate it can be too late to stop it.
Why Choose Us
There are many reasons to seal a concrete driveway, but one of the main reasons is to extend the life of your concrete and to keep it looking good for many years. Here are some other great benefits for concrete driveway sealing.
- Increases the concrete’s longevity
- Improves appearance and curb appeal
- Adds to the value of your home
- Reduces spalling, flaking, and cracking
- Protects from oil spills and other stains much better than bare concrete
- Protects from rock salt in the winter and helps prevent pitting of the concrete
Besides the added benefits of sealing a concrete driveway, there are also negative effects that occur when concrete is not sealed that should be taken into consideration. Like anything else that is subjected to the elements, concrete can begin to fail prematurely.
Oxidation from the sun can begin to break down the concrete causing it to age more quickly resulting in chips or flakes breaking from the top surface. In colder climates, moisture that penetrates the concrete can freeze and thaw continuously causing the concrete to shift, crack, and even heave or buckle.
The good news is these situations can be dramatically reduced by a simple driveway sealing. A high-quality concrete sealer will lock out moisture so freezing and thawing will not damage it. A driveway sealer will also block the sun’s harmful U.V. rays and protect the driveway from oil spills and stains.
For the fairly inexpensive cost of sealing a driveway in the grand scheme of things, it is certainly one of the best bangs for your buck when it comes to home improvements. A quality cement sealer will keep your concrete drive looking great and performing well for many years to come!