Concrete is one of the most versatile materials with which you can furnish your home. In a previous series, we gave you tips that will help you keep your indoor concrete in pristine condition throughout the year. If you missed those posts, then be sure to catch up with parts one and two. In today’s post, we’ll direct our attention to outdoor concrete and explain everything you need to know in order to properly care for the concrete outside of your home.
Whether you have indoor or outdoor concrete, Concrete & Marble Transformerz is here to help you keep your home looking its best! Get in touch with our stone restoration company at 562-206-2729 to learn more about our concrete services, and read on to learn how to care for your outdoor concrete!
The majority of Los Angeles homeowners who have polished or stained concrete in their backyards use the material to create beautiful patios. Stained concrete is incredibly resilient, and you will likely never have to stain it again if you clean the surface regularly. Given that your concrete patio is exposed to the elements, foot traffic, and all of the messes that come along with outdoor grilling and dining, it’s important to clean and sweep the area regularly. Sweeping once or twice a week will help to prevent leaves, dirt, and other debris from wearing down the surface.
It’s unlikely that sweeping will completely clean the surface, however, so you should also plan on rinsing your concrete patio with a mixture of dish soap and warm water at least once per month. Rinse the surface thoroughly with a garden hose, and allow the area to dry completely before using it again.
If your outdoor concrete is older, then it may have developed a few cracks from the wear and tear caused by the dynamic Los Angeles weather. Repairing cracks as soon as you notice them is a key element of concrete maintenance, as cracks will allow water to permeate the surface and damage your stain.
Seal the Surface
After you’ve invested in concrete services for any cracks in your outdoor concrete, you’ll want to make sure that the surface has been sealed by a professional stone restoration company. Concrete sealing will repel water and dust, prevent scratches and scuff, and protect the stain from fading due to ultraviolet rays. You can even add an anti-skid coating if you have young children who play outdoors frequently!
A good concrete seal will last between two and three years, depending on how often you use your outdoor space. If you’re wondering when you should invest in concrete sealing, just get in touch with a member of Concrete & Marble Transformerz to request a free estimate.
We hope that this post will help you make the most of the concrete in your home. If you need concrete polishing, restoration, sealing, or cleaning, then get in touch with Concrete & Marble Transformerz to learn more about our concrete services! We look forward to speaking with you soon.