Posted on July 30, 2014 by Ashley Aguirre
Incorporating concrete coating around your home is essential in keeping up its original color, luster and overall appearance. When you enlist the help of professionals such as Allied Outdoor Solutions, you get attention to detail in every job, thanks to hand carved, colored and grouted concrete. Coating the finished concrete, and then applying a coating regularly throughout the life of your driveway or patio, is key in maintaining its long life.
Why Concrete Coating?
There are plenty of reasons why concrete coating is so important. Such durable coatings help the concrete to resist abrasion, impacts, chemicals, thermal shock and a variety of stains, from spilled juice to oil. When you apply coatings over concrete, you’re ensuring that they don’t shrink as time passes and that the colors underneath do not fade. You spend a lot of money on your concrete patios, fireplaces and pathways. You may even have chosen some beautiful colors to complement your landscape. As such, it’s important those colors retain their luster over the years. Concrete coatings are non-porous, meaning water, mold and mildew can’t penetrate to do serious damage. Overall, coatings don’t call for much maintenance on a yearly basis. In addition to providing durability for any high-traffic space, concrete can be naturally slip resistant if it has some texture to it. That’s why many people incorporate patterns and designs in their finished product. Coatings are great for preserving concrete from the harsh effects of the sun, rain, cold and heat. As such, it’s a great addition to outdoor spaces, such as around fire pits and pools, because of its durability. However, it can also be used indoors, for fireplace hearths, sun rooms, indoor/outdoor rooms, screen rooms and more.
Concrete coatings are essential for keeping in the vibrant color of your walkway or patio. They work to “trap” the color of the concrete and shield it from the hot Texas sun. If you notice the area looking less than lustrous, clean it with special solutions that work to remove stains and make it look polished again. The environment, along with foot traffic and cars, can call for additional sealants and minimal cleaning regimens over the years.
If you’ve got kids, you know they can easily spill their fruit punch and food on your pool deck. If you’ve got cars, you know they can leak oil on your driveway. If you’ve got guests using your pool, you know they can spill suntan oils and lotions, which can cause a permanent mark if your concrete it not coated. Stains of all kinds can accumulate on your concrete driveways and other surfaces. That’s why it’s important to have a coating that can keep those stains from penetrating. It’s still a good idea to wash off any stains as they occur to minimize damage. Using a high-quality concrete coating is imperative if you want to retain the gorgeous look of your driveways, walkways and patios at a minimal cost. Have a professional install your decorative concrete and coatings so as to ensure the long-lasting look you’ve been after for years.