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The basics of concrete restoration and protection

Concrete is an extremely common artificial material used in buildings, parking garages, and much more. As such, it’s important for people who own and maintain such facilities to understand the basics of concrete, including restoration and protection.

Concrete restoration

If your concrete is already damaged, there are a number of options available to you to restore it to its prior condition.

  • Cleaning will help remove dirt, rust, and other unsightly blemishes from a concrete surface.
  • Some minor cracks can be repaired be simply sealing them to prevent water infiltration.
  • Carbon fiber reinforcement can be used for structural concrete repairs.
  • Epoxy injection is a cost-effective option for repairing cracked concrete, once the area is properly cleaned.

Of course, our recommendation is that you consult an expert to determine the best approach for restoring and repairing your concrete.

Concrete protection

Not surprisingly, some of the ongoing maintenance you can do isn’t drastically different from restoration tasks.

  • Regularly clean your concrete. Be sure to choose the right cleaning method and test a small area first.
  • Inspect your concrete for any cracks. Larger cracks can be indicative of larger foundation issues.
  • Sealing the entire surface of your concrete, while an expense, can make a significant difference in your maintenance costs over time.

Thankfully, if you clean and maintain your concrete on a regular, ongoing basis, it can be fairly inexpensive to maintain. And doing so can help you avoid larger expenses in the future.

If you need help either restoring or protecting your concrete, we would be happy to talk. Don’t put off tomorrow what you can take care of today, especially when the problem will only get worse over time.

Posted November 19, 2018

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