How Often Does Concrete Need to be Sealed?

Concrete sealed floor in building under construction How often concrete needs to be sealed is dependent upon several factors. Some of these include: the life of the sealer applied, outdoor elements, and the vehicle or pedestrian traffic on the concrete surface.

Warehouses, driveways, concrete in frequent contact with water, and concrete in harsh winter environments may need to be sealed more frequently. Most interior concrete, depending on use, only needs to be sealed once with frequent waxing and polishing applied to maintain and protect the floor.

Sealing concrete protects your investment. There are many types of concrete sealers. Most concrete sealers enhance the look of the concrete (concrete slab, decorative concrete, concrete stain, brick). In addition to enhancing the appearance, concrete sealers can protect the concrete from staining and corrosion, increasing the life of the concrete.

Why you should use a concrete sealing product

Concrete doesn’t have to be sealed but the additional benefits of applying a high-quality sealer to your driveway will be worth the extra money and effort per square foot the sealer and application will cost.

Sealing a cement driveway not only will extend its service life, and improve the appearance of decorative concrete by enhancing the color, sheen and gloss.

Applying sealer to a driveway is easy for any contractor, and in most cases a standard residential driveway can be sealed in less than a day for a hard worker.

Applying a concrete sealer does not require expensive equipment or special skills, so a handy do-it-yourselfer can often tackle the project. Or you can hire a qualified installer to do the work for you.

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