Should I seal my new concrete?

Why do we seal concrete? Well, it is done for a number of reasons: –

  • It seals the pores of the concrete and provides a barrier to prevent dirt, grease and mould from staining the
    concrete surface.
  • It creates a very hardwearing surface.
    Provides good UV protection for colored concrete surfaces.
    Helps with the curing process.
  • It brings out the colours in the concrete oxides.
  • It seals off any minor cracks that may have formed preventing dirt and moisture from entering the cracks. This
    will help prevent spalling over time.
  • It gives the concrete a wet look.

The concrete sealer does unfortunately break down over time. This is due to a number of factors with traffic and the sun
being the two main culprits. To prevent the surface underneath the sealer being damaged, a new coat of this sealer
should be applied every one to three years depending on the amount of traffic the area receives. It is usually very
noticeable when it is time to reseal the concrete, as it will start to lose its sheen. Give us a call when you feel it is time for
advice on resealing options.

Any more questions?

Please feel free to either email us or call us to discuss any questions you may have.