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Should I use a driveway sealer?

New concrete looks great just after it has been installed, but this new look usually lasts just for a while before exposure to the elements causes it to degrade to a dirty and dull surface.

A concrete sealer is essential for protecting surfaces from water damage, stains from dirt, oil and other contaminants and spillages. So, if you’ve just installed a new plain, aggregate, or decorative concrete surface, make sure it gets sealed.

In general, when picking a sealer to use on a concrete driveway, it is a balance of aesthetics and performance, along with the cost to get that performance.

Always keep in mind that choosing the right sealer for your environment and applying it properly will extend the life of your concrete and keep it looking great for years. If you can, spend the money, you should buy the best product you can afford.

Here is an overview of the important information you should know about driveway sealers:

Why you should use a driveway sealer

If we think about it, concrete, in general, doesn’t have to be sealed to perform well, but the additional benefits of using a high-quality sealer on your driveway will be well worth the extra investment in a good concrete sealer.

Here are the reasons why:

  • Sealing a driveway not only extends it service life, it will also improve the appearance of decorative concrete by enhancing the color and gloss.
  • Applying sealer to a driveway is not difficult, and in most cases, a standard residential driveway can be sealed in less than a day.
  • Applying a typical driveway 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.

Barefoot Concrete provides concrete cleaning and sealing services for property owners who are looking at protecting their concrete surfaces.

Through an onsite consultation, we will inspect the concrete area you want to be sealed and propose the best solution for your property to help you to maintain and protect your investment.

Contact us now for a free quote.