Owning a home or business means being responsible for the upkeep and safety of your property. From sidewalks and pool decks to driveways and patios, there are a lot of cement surfaces around your property that should be properly maintained. In today’s article, we’ll take a look at a few maintenance tips that will keep your slabs looking good and functioning soundly. If you’re in the Metro Houston area and discover cracking or settling, be sure to contact the concrete leveling professionals at Tilted Concrete Solutions for a free estimate!

Annual Cleaning

Don’t be fooled into thinking rain water alone is enough to clean your exterior cement surfaces. Unfortunately, rain water may not cut through the grease and grime that can accumulate on your slabs. A good cleaning with a mild detergent, power washer, and push broom at least once a year will help keep staining and discoloration at bay. This is a principle foundation in maintaining your concrete slabs.

Apply Sealant

After a good scrub down and drying, applying a quality sealant to the surface of your slab will provide vital UV protection and a protective barrier against surface damage. Sealant can also aid in repelling water, providing a much-needed defense against the elements. There are many sealants on the market that are usually located by the concrete repair products at your local home improvement store.

Expansion Joint Maintenance

While you’re in the process of cleaning and inspecting your patios, driveways, and other surfaces, don’t forget to check the expansion joints. Damaged expansion joints can prove hazardous to the integrity of your cement slab, allowing water to seep beneath it and contribute to settling. If you’ve noticed cracking in the expansion joint filler, we’d be happy to review our expansion joint repair process with you. Call today!

Routine Monitoring

As another important component of concrete slab maintenance, regular inspection and monitoring of your surfaces is a proactive way to catch and repair minor cracks before they become a large enough problem to result in settling and other, more serious damages. If you’ve got any cracks or separations that you think are too severe for retail concrete repair products, contact our team of concrete leveling experts today for assistance.

A lot can go into maintaining your concrete surfaces and keeping them in tip-top shape. Unfortunately, even your best efforts cannot prevent cracking and sinking cement slabs. If you’re a resident of Fort Bend or Harris County and in need of concrete leveling or expansion joint repair services, contact Tilted Concrete Solutions today! We look forward to working with you!

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