Concrete is a super-tough material, but it’s also extremely porous, opening it up to issues that you probably never gave much thought. C&N Painting and Cleaning can explain those risks to you and help you minimize them, too!
For now, we’ll give you an overview of the most important reasons to seal your concrete.
Prevents damage from the freeze-thaw cycle
Living in an area that experiences colder temperatures than much of the U.S. means that residents of Albertville, Maple Grove, and all the other suburbs of Minneapolis must make preparations for freezing temperatures.
Concrete sealing is a quick, easy step that will reduce the chance that water will settle into the pores and cracks of concrete, freeze there, and bust the concrete open even wider. This freeze-thaw cycle makes it virtually impossible to maintain an unbroken concrete surface.
Protection from other particles
Besides water, many other things will come in contact with your concrete. If you don’t seal it, the concrete will readily absorb any material that lands on it. this includes household chemicals, oil, fertilizer, pest control products, pet stains, and salt – plus, of course, countless others!
These things can discolor your concrete or damage it in the same way that water can. It’s nearly impossible to remove stains from concrete, so it’s a good idea to prevent them to start with. A high-quality sealant applied correctly is the only way to do that!
Creates a unique look
Not only does concrete sealing protect the surface, but it can also make it look better! There are solvent-based acrylic resin sealers and epoxies that can significantly change the color of your concrete to make it match your outdoor décor and the exterior of your home. These finishes have a high-gloss finish, and they are more attractive that flat finishes.
These types of sealers don’t last as long as reactive chemical sealers (the kind that penetrate the surface of the concrete), so they will have to be redone more often, a minor tradeoff for the visual impact they can make.
Benefits the environment
Sealing your concrete also extends its useful lifespan, eliminating the necessity of replacing it. Combine this with the fact that we use environmentally safe products, and you’ll realize that you’re doing Mother Earth a big favor!
These are just a few of the great reasons to use our professional concrete sealing service. If you have questions, our staff is always a phone call away to provide more information.
Concrete sealer should be applied as soon as your concrete is dry – the sooner the better. C&N Painting and Cleaning can coordinate with your concrete installer to do the sealing as soon as the concrete can hold weight. Then you won’t have to worry about calling us a few weeks down the road!
The longest-lasting concrete sealers are reactive chemical sealers. These last 10 years or more, depending on how much traffic the concrete gets in that time. Acrylic resin sealers last from 3 to 5 years with a comparable amount of traffic.
Some people choose to DIY their concrete sealing because it will save them a little money. However, it’s a tough job and something that can be quite time consuming if you don’t have a lot of experience doing it.
If you aren’t up to the task, you aren’t alone! Many Minnesota residents and business owners choose to hire a professional team like C&N Painting and Cleaning to do their concrete sealing so that they know it’s done right! Chances are, we can also complete the job much quicker than the average Joe, since we do it on a regular basis.
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