It’s no secret that thousands and thousands of residential homes all across the country have backyard patios that are made up of concrete slabs that extend from the home. The concrete patios are the most commonly seen types of patios, though alternatives do exist. This has to do with the resilience, durability, and easy construction process that comes with building concrete patio slabs. That being the case, concrete patios are exposed to the elements in such a way that makes them vulnerable to problems. After years and years of sustained impact from weather, precipitation, and natural wear and tear, concrete patios can develop cracks, irregularities, and more. This is why our team at Lone Star Paving is giving you the best ways you can preserve your concrete patio’s aesthetic and integrity for years and years to come.
Seal Your Concrete Patio
The process of sealing concrete is beneficial for two reasons: it helps the patio resist water damage and also keeps out chemicals. Lone Star Paving recommends a sealant that not only protects your patios from stains, but has anti-slip properties as well. That way, dust and other small particles don’t pose a risk to residents and guests who spend time on the patio. A sealant can be applied to all types of concrete slabs including polished surfaces, which in turn makes them more resistant to future damage such as scratches or scrapes. With this protective layer added to your concrete patio, you can trust that your beautiful patio’s aesthetic will stay intact for longer and longer.
Regularly Clean Your Patio
Cleaning up messes on your concrete slab will help protect against any further issues down the line by averting moisture buildups or mold growths. Depending on the time of year, moisture buildups and standing water can negatively impact your concrete patio as a result of cold temperatures. If ice forms in the crevices of your patio, this ice can exert significant pressure on different parts of the concrete slab, leading to cracks in the surface. Avoid these issues requires cleaning the patio on a regular basis to ensure that substances and particles aren’t setting your patio up for future damages. This means keeping an eye out for spilled drinks near seating areas and cleaning off wet benches before they dry so you don’t ruin the surface.
Use Outdoor Rugs to Protect Surfaces
Homeowners and renters alike should be careful when using outdoor furniture on their concrete slab because some items can leave permanent marks. Whether it’s caused by the weight of heavy outdoor furniture or the movement of pieces when people it down on them, regardless, patio furniture can scratch sealant off of the concrete surface and do significant damage after the fact. You might notice scratches as years go by, which would not happen had you left an area rug down for the duration of time an object was present on the surface.
Contact Lone Star Paving for Your Commercial Concrete Paving Needs
While these tips save homeowners the headache of repairing and replacing concrete patios, more large-scale concrete projects are a little different. At Lone Star Paving, we implement concrete paving solutions in order to build private roads, parking lots, sidewalks, ramps, and more. These kinds of structures are exposed to even more wear and tear than everyday home structures, so it makes it that much more important for us to construct and pave solid, durable, reliable concrete structures for our customers. Our team of concrete paving specialists employs decades of experience to create concrete structures that last as long as they possibly can. Feel free to contact us about any large-scale concrete paving projects in the Central Texas area.