Concrete sealing your driveway is a great way to protect it, from increasing the longevity of the driveway to protecting it from oil spills and other stains, among many other ways. Elite Epoxy Floors knows that concrete sealing not only increases the curb appeal of your home, but also adds value to it.
Concrete is a surface that can add curb appeal and value but can decrease it if it is not maintained properly. Concrete surfaces like driveways, in a general sense, do not have to be sealed or protected to perform well. A concrete driveway will last for years without being sealed, but once it begins to deteriorate it can be too late to stop it. Sealing a cement driveway is not hard and is something that can be done in a short amount of time, and done professionally, by Elite Epoxy Floors.
There are many reasons to seal a concrete driveway, but one of the main reasons to do concrete sealing 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
- It is fairly inexpensive and easy to do
- Reduces flaking and cracking
- Protection from oil spills and other stains
- Mold and mildew resistant
- 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.
Stain protection is another benefit of sealing a concrete driveway. Your driveway will be subjected to many things in the great outdoors that can leave unsightly stains on the surface – leaves, dirt, fertilizer, pet urine, oil, tire tracks and much more. The right sealer will keep all of the above from penetrating the surface of the concrete and leaving an unsightly stain.
A good reason to seal your driveway is that it will reduce the chance of freeze thaw damage. Freeze thaw damage can cause cracks or surface flaking and is caused by water penetrating the surface of the concrete and then expanding as it freezes. A sealer will keep water from sinking into the driveway. Water will bead on the surface if your sealer is doing its job. When this no longer happens, it is time to reseal your driveway. High traffic areas will likely need resealing on a frequent basis.
A quality cement sealer will keep your concrete drive looking new and performing well for many years to come. For more information about concrete sealing, call Elite Epoxy Floors at (816) 729-7143. For a free estimate, click here.