Concrete & Stamped Colored Concrete is expensive so you should perform routine maintenance cleaning & sealing to keep it attractive and durable for long periods of time. Application of concrete sealers can help protect your concrete while offering additional benefits.
There are three main types of sealers: topical, penetrating and integral. Topical sealers are placed on the surface of the concrete and form a protective layer. Penetrating sealers actually penetrate the concrete and form a chemical barrier that shields against moisture. Integral sealers are added to the concrete mix before it leaves the plant. With integral sealers, you receive the same benefits of a topical sealer.
Below Are The Main Reasons To Seal Concrete & Stamped Concrete:
Inhibits Mildew & Mold- Concrete is porous, which means that it absorbs moisture. If this moisture doesn’t dry, it will create mold. Mold and mildew can form on concrete that is wet for extended periods of time. This can cause a green discoloration to appear on your concrete surface. When you seal concrete, you inhibit mold growth. This helps protect your concrete and keeps it looking better for much longer.
Increases Durability- When exterior concrete is exposed to the elements, cracking, scaling, and other problems can occur. However, by sealing your concrete, you enhance the durability of the concrete, which can prevent damage.
Extends Life- Concrete can last 25-30 years, but if it suffers from discoloration or cracking, you may find that you need to replace it sooner than you planned. Concrete sealers can increase the concrete’s longevity. When you seal your concrete, you increase the chance that your concrete lasts for 25-30 years.
Offers Protection- There are many things out there that can damage your concrete, so it’s important to protect it. Sealer can protect your concrete from oil spills and other stains, as well as the sun’s harmful UV rays. Sealer will also lock out moisture, so freezing and thawing will not damage it.
Protects & Enhances Color- When concrete is exposed to the elements it can become discolored. This can make your concrete look dingy or old. Topical and integral sealers can keep your concrete’s color intact, as they will protect your concrete from the elements and keep it looking clean with a satin wet look for an extended period of time. To request an estimate visit surface restoration.com/contact or call 248-475-0004