When it comes to driveways, concrete is well-known for its strength and durability, but the elements can have a significant impact on its lifespan. Outdoor concrete can fracture, discolor, and even mold if exposed to the weather for an extended period of time. Florida harsh winters, with their abundance of salt, moisture from snow and ice, and constantly changing temperatures, can wreak havoc on vehicles. Preventing these weather-related problems might be as simple as sealing your concrete surfaces.
The winter's low temperatures cause moisture to condense in the concrete, which leads to cracking. By sealing your concrete, snow and ice will be kept from penetrating the surface and weakening it. A proper sealer can protect your concrete by coating the surface and acting as a barrier to the moisture. In order to get the best results, apply the sealer when it's warmer, since most sealers need to be at least 50 degrees to work.
The sealing of colorful or decorative concrete is particularly crucial to prevent discoloration or fading. Using a sealer also improves the surface's color and look. The aesthetics and durability aren't the only benefits of using it. Concrete can survive up to 25 years with the right sealant.
Moisture can cause mold to grow on concrete, which can lead to structural problems. When concrete is sealed, a greater barrier against moisture is created, which helps to keep mold at bay. Because of the bitter Florida winters, salt is frequently applied to concrete floors. The concrete is weakened by salt, which creates a white residue, but a good sealer protects it.
Sealing may help your concrete survive longer and look better for longer in a variety of ways. In order to provide you with the best sealing service possible, Cutting Edge Concrete goes above and beyond. Since Cutting Edge is well-versed in the effects of the environment on concrete, they'll make a point of visiting before sealing. They'll check to see if the concrete is in good shape, how old it is, what kind of finish it has, and if it has already been sealed with another product. Looking for more information on Cutting Edge Concrete? Visit our website to learn more. Call us at (303) 542-7177 to get a free QUOTE!