Found on the exterior of homes and business, there are many types of concrete applications. Though the various types of concrete are better in specific applications, they are all effectively cleaned with the use of professional pressure cleaning services. Bearing this in mind, we at Woodedge Powerwashing would like to take the opportunity to list the various types on concrete and where they are ideally used.
A more cost-effective option for a patio are concrete pavers especially when compared to poured concrete or asphalt. The cost of replacing is especially cheaper with pavers, being that you are typically only replacing the damaged sections of the patio as opposed to replacing the entire surface. With their rough feel, pavers make the surface inherently slip-resistant. Better done by a professional to install it, this application takes a lot of time and product. Known to be stronger than poured concrete, pavers are readier to handle the four seasons of the year. With a greater gap between replacement, paver patios tend to have a longer life. Penetrating sealers and pressure cleaning are advisable for extra protection.
Stamped concrete is a phenomenal option for homeowners that value aesthetics that are on a tighter budget as they are designed to emulate other materials at a cheaper cost. Because it cannot hold up against heavier weight, it is best used for and pool decks, walkways, and patios. As one of the few downsides, stamped concrete will need repairs and replacements sooner, in comparison to poured concrete or asphalt. Homeowners can choose to have an acrylic top coat on their stamped concrete to better repel water and stains to the surface. Opposed to sealed, the stamped concrete is better cleaned regularly. The porous poured concrete that the penetrating sealer offers, stamped concrete is not porous and does not benefit. To keep the stamped concrete gorgeous, routinely cleaning the surface once or twice a year, or more if necessary is recommended.
Walkways, driveways, patios and pool decks are commonly poured concrete due to their extreme durability. It is vital that homeowners stay diligent with maintenance due to its expense to replace it. The longevity can be impacted by how well the maintenance was executed despite concrete surfaces typically having a long-life expectancy. Poured concrete can be vibrant and even prevent damage with power washing and sealing. Keep in mind however, that sealants do dissipate over time, so ensure it is sealed at the time of installation and periodically after a power washing to maintain it.
Brick is one of the more cost and labor-intensive that is used for many surfaces, including patios and requires a safer pressure to wash. The passage of time negatively affects the surface. As the seasons come and go, the area below the surface tends to soften and shift, for instance which results in an uneven surface, making it a hazard to walk on. Properly maintained with pressure washing can help it last longer.
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