When your stamped concrete patio was poured, a film forming sealer was applied to protect the concrete, give it a nice shine, and bring out the color. Over time, this sealer wears away due to the sun, rain, and snow, leaving your patio looking dull and lifeless.
We will start by pressure washing your patio to thoroughly clean the surface, and then apply a siloxane based sealer to restore the original shine. There are many problems that can arise when sealing concrete and decorative concrete. We have run into all of them over the years, so we know how to avoid them and correct them. A stamped concrete patio is a major investment that contributes to your property's value, be sure to maintain it properly.
In Northeast Ohio, it is imperative to keep your driveway sealed. In the winter when you pull onto your driveway, the rock salt drips from the underside of your car. If the sealer has worn off of your driveway, this salt / water mixture soaks down to the rebar, causing it to rust. Once it has rusted it loses its structural integrity, causing it to crack under the weight of your vehicles.
We thoroughly pressure wash concrete before applying a high solids siloxane based sealer to make sure that your driveway isn't compromised. You can check to see how well sealed your driveway is by pouring a small amount of water onto the surface. If it beads and does not soak into the concrete, you're good to go. However, if the water soaks in, turning the concrete a dark color, it is time to have your driveway professionally cleaned and sealed. For additional pressuring washing services, click here.