How to Maintain Your Concrete Driveway

How to Maintain Your DrivewayWe have all seen a crack in a driveway before. Unfortunately, the driveway with a crack in it could be your own. Here at R&M Concrete we have people calling all the time asking for us to fix their driveways for them. Our trained professionals know exactly what they are doing and will do it correctly the first time. But, after we are gone and the summer heat or snow starts to lie on your brand new driveway, how do you maintain it?

Clean & Reapply Sealer

Cleaning your concrete driveway on occasion and keeping it sealed are the best measures you can take to keep it looking its best. How often you clean and reseal will depend on the weather conditions the concrete is exposed to and the amount of vehicle traffic it receives. Generally, you should reseal a concrete driveway every two years or so, or when the finish begins to show wear.

Remove Stains ASAP

While a sealer will help to protect concrete from stain absorption, it’s still a good idea to remove oil, gasoline, grease and other spills as soon as possible. If the concrete does discolor, pressure washing and certain cleaning chemicals will remove most stains.

Treat Your Driveway Nicely

Although concrete is one of the most durable paving materials for driveway construction, the typical residential driveway isn’t engineered to support heavy vehicles and large construction equipment. Also use care when plowing or shoveling your driveway. Avoid the use of metal blades that might scrape or scratch the surface.

R&M Concrete

We know how frustrating it can be to keep up with your driveway. That is why we can help you. Call us today to get started with repaving your driveway and giving it a fresh look.