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Contractors Keep Us Sheltered

Driveway Sealing Has Many Advantages

by Glenda Perkins

If you have a new concrete driveway poured, then you want to start protecting that driveway the right way. If you already have a concrete driveway, then you want to make sure you begin treating it right from this point forward, so it treats you well in return. Whether your concrete driveway is a lighter shade, a darker shade, colored, or stamped, you want to make sure you have it sealed now and then about every few years. When you stay on top of having your driveway sealed, it will be to your advantage for a lot of reasons. Here are some of them.

Sealing the concrete gives it a nice shine

There are different sealant options that allow you to go with one that gives your driveway the amount of gloss you would like for it to have. If you want a gloss that is less obvious, then you can get it. However, you can also choose to go for a very high gloss and everything in between. No matter how much of a gloss you decide to go with, it will help to improve your home's curb appeal. You can even choose to go with a sealer that is tinted, which can help make your driveway's color more vibrant. 

Sealer protects concrete from moisture damage

Concrete is a very strong material, and this makes it a great choice for your driveway. However, when it is exposed to excessive amounts of moisture, troubles can begin to happen. Too much moisture can eventually cause the material to begin to break down, weakening it and leaving the driveway more susceptible to various kinds of damage. However, when your driveway has been sealed, that sealant will act as a protectant for the driveway, shielding it from all of that moisture and helping to prevent this type of damage. 

Sealer helps keep the driveway cleaner

If you feel a slab of concrete that hasn't been sealed, you will notice that it feels powdery and porous. The porous nature of the concrete can leave it susceptible to staining and there are a lot of things that can cause those stains. Just a few include fluids from vehicles, ground in dirt and grime, and spills. However, when you have the concrete sealed, then it puts that slick protectant on the surface that makes it easier for you to keep your driveway clean and prevents stains from being absorbed into the concrete.

For more information on concrete driveway sealing, contact a contractor in your area.