Fuller Stone Care can provide comprehensive concrete care to keep your exterior surfaces looking their best.

How to Maintain Decorative ConcreteConcrete may seem like a boring, utilitarian surface. In fact, it is often used in this way. However, with special treatments such as polishing or staining, concrete can be transformed into an attractive decorative element.

Once you start using concrete in a decorative manner, it becomes much more important to protect it from minor damage and imperfections that might not be a concern on an ordinary slab, but could have a noticeable negative impact on the appearance of your decorative concrete patio, pool deck, driveway, or other surface.

Fortunately, maintenance for decorative concrete is easy. All you really need to do is:

Clean: Keeping your concrete clean is of course very important for its appearance. This is especially true in the case of exterior concrete, which may be vulnerable to stains from rust, dirt, water, oil, or chemicals. Typically, a cleaning is only required about once per year. If you have a large area of concrete to clean, or an especially dirty slab, you will want to call Fuller Stone Care for help. We utilize the latest steam cleaning and pressure washing equipment to clean concrete without damaging it.

Repair: Over time, your concrete may develop cracks or even chips. These should be repaired as soon as possible in order to prevent the damage from worsening. You will also want to check the joints in the concrete periodically and make sure they are still nicely sealed. Keeping your joints tightly sealed not only makes your concrete surfaces look nicer; it also protects them against the possibility of weeds and dirt accumulating in the cracks or water penetrating beneath the slab and causing structural damage.

Reseal: Whether you have plain concrete or stained concrete, it is highly advisable to have your surfaces treated with an appropriate concrete sealer. The sealer will provide an additional layer of protection against damage from abrasion, water, oil, or chemicals. Plus, if you choose a product with a satin or high gloss finish, it will also add to the beauty of your concrete. The frequency with which you will need to reseal depends on the products applied and the usage of the area. The best way to tell if your sealer needs to be renewed is to contact a professional like Fuller Stone Care.

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At Fuller Stone Care, we have decades of experience caring for all your exterior decorative surfaces, including natural stone and concrete. For expert advice and service for your concrete, please contact us at 855-205-0972 today.