Despite summer-like temperatures, we’ve officially entered the Fall season. Slowly dropping temps are just one of several reminders that winter is on its way, giving you a limited number of weeks to prepare your home’s exterior. If you have not begun to address those pesky fall chores–clearing gutters, raking leaves, winterizing gardens, and stocking up on shovels and rock salt–then now is the time to make a task sheet. While it doesn’t have to be your number one priority, sealing your concrete garage floor should be near the top of that list.
Yes, concrete does not have to be sealed to perform well. However, there are numerous benefits to applying a high-quality sealer to your concrete, regardless if it’s plain or decorative. By sealing your concrete, you can protect against:
- Premature cracking, staining, or deterioration
- Moisture absorption
- Mold and mildew
- Exposure to chemicals
- Grease and oil stains
A good sealant will enhance the safety, appearance, and performance of your concrete surface. While you may not necessarily care how “pretty” your garage floor looks, you will care when your vehicles carry-in harsh road salts and excess moisture. When snow melts it can seep through cracks in the concrete. Once it gets beneath the slab, you run the risk of concrete lifting. Lifting occurs when a section of concrete gradually rises, allowing for additional moisture and debris to fill newly created voids. Call us today for a free estimate and ask about our technologically advanced sealers with Advanced Salt Protection.
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Bravo! Buffalo specializes in concrete maintenance, regardless of whether you are a residential or commercial property. Our commitment to rejuvenating your concrete has led us to extensively cover the pros of concrete sealing. Browse some of our other articles for additional facts and information!
Concrete Sealing FAQS
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Do You Really Need To Seal Your Concrete?
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