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Concrete Sealing: Crack Prevention, Stain Resistance, Longer Life

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some general themes on why concrete sealing is so important. Used to protect concrete slabs from various threats and damage risks, concrete sealing is an important part of many processes, including both concrete pouring and concrete repairs.

At Lift-Up Concrete, we’re happy to assist clients with a full-service concrete lifting and leveling process that includes detailed sealing of both gaps and the entire surface itself. Our services are applicable to numerous surface types, from concrete driveways and walkways through garage floors, patios and many others. What are some of the other major reasons concrete sealing is so important for your surface? Here are several.

Preventing Cracks

Another key benefit of concrete sealing is the way it prevents cracks from forming in a concrete slab’s surface. As you likely already know, cracks are not only unsightly but can lead to further issues with your concrete, such as water infiltration and other problems.

Excessive temperature changes and pressure from different sources can also contribute to the formation of cracks in a concrete slab. But with proper sealant in place, you can reduce the number of cracks that appear on your concrete surface.

Resisting Stains

For some concrete slabs, the primary concern is the presence of stains from things like oil, grease and other organic matter. An effective concrete sealing job reduces the presence of these stains and helps to prevent them from penetrating into your concrete slab’s surface.

It does so without requiring any chemicals or additives that may lead to long-term damage. While many stains can be removed from concrete through standard cleaning methods, sealing your concrete prevents the potential of such stains in the first place and ensures a longer life for your surface in general.

Longer Lifespan, Less Maintenance

And finally, when your concrete slab is properly sealed, its expected lifespan is extended. If you’re not sealing your concrete at all, the surface itself will erode over time as a result of exposure to anything from water and other liquids to chemicals and air pollution.

On top of this, your maintenance requirements will go way down. Sealants typically last anywhere from five to 10 years before needing a reapplication, and this provides plenty of time between both applications without you having to worry about constant upkeep.

With the help of our concrete sealing services at Lift-Up Concrete, we can provide your concrete with a protective barrier that helps to extend its lifespan and make it more aesthetically pleasing in the process. For more on this or any of our other concrete lifting and leveling services, contact our team today to schedule an appointment or get a free estimate on our services.