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Sealing is the best method to maintain a stamped concrete driveway

by Elite Crete The UK’s choice for pattern imprinted concrete sup

Pattern imprinted or stamped driveways look appealing but they must be a pain to keep intact, right? Well, no! Outdoor stamped concrete structures are actually pretty easy to maintain. In fact, sealing your drive with a high-quality sealer is one of the easiest and most convenient methods to prolong its life and protect it from harsh outside conditions. This is because high-quality sealers are made primarily from solid materials and are solvent-based. Not only are they water and heat resistant, but they also protect the concrete surface from fungi growth and are also highly dirt and dust resistant.

It is a fact that most outdoor concrete structures suffer most of the wear and tear during the rainy season as rain brings a lot of dust and dirt that falls on the surface and damages its integrity over time. However, when the surface is sealed with a high-quality tarmac sealer, the surface is less likely to incur any damage and more likely to remain relatively clean. Even if rain leaves visible blotches on a sealed stamped concrete surface, they can easily be removed by cleaning the surface with water and then letting it dry under the sun. The cleaning process itself does not take much effort or time.

All things said, sealing your surface just once is not a long-term solution. Sealers – no matter how high-quality they are – tend to gradually wear out and lose their safeguarding qualities. This is why it is necessary that a stamped concrete driveway is resealed after a certain period of time, ideally every four to six months. Resealing will effectively keep the concrete surface protected from the dust and dirt and you will not have to deal with any unpleasant spots anymore.

On the other hand, if you do not pay special attention to the resealing process, then it will start losing its functional qualities and your driveway surface will start to fade. Nevertheless, if you reseal your pattern imprinted concrete driveway even after it has lost its initial color, you will have a wonderful concrete surface again. If something is accidentally spilled on your stamped concrete driveway, then do not worry at all. All you have to do is to wash it with some dish-washing detergent and then let it dry for some time.

In conclusion, maintaining a stamped concrete driveway is very easy when it is adequately sealed with the right concrete sealer.


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