Stamped Concrete Driveway Sealing Contractors
Stamped concrete driveways look great and serve as an awesome “first impression, ” when maintained properly and a quality product and process are utilized. Stamped concrete driveways have become quite common over the last 15 – 20 years in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Stamped Concrete Cleaning of a Driveway
Stamped Concrete, exposed concrete and conventional concrete all need to be cleaned properly before any sealing of the concrete is attempted. Some examples of contaminants the can interfere with the sealing bond are tree sap, grease, paint tire marks and any type of chemical residue. Treating where applicable, will be done, if a previous sealer was applied and indicative the there may be some compatibility issue with the new sealing application.
Stamped Concrete Sealing of a Driveway
Sealing of a stamped concrete driveway is necessary to protect the surface from being exposed to the elements, resulting in a the surface and color integrity becoming compromised. Top down water penetration will cause wear and tear on the stamped concrete surface, if the surface is left unprotected. The sealing process as well as the thickness are also revelant to ensure sealer delamination. ( Delamination is a mode of failure for most bonding and sealing materials)
Resealing a stamped concrete driveway in the future
Resealing a stamped concrete driveway is necessary when it is evident that there is no remaining stamped concrete sealer. At that point, is is still necessary to ensure the areas to be sealed in cleaned properly and treating as needed, then a quality stamped concrete sealer can be applied at the proper thickness. If sealer still exists after a few years, we utilize a material with a chemical linking formula to refresh the components in the sealer. Placing sealer over sealer is problematic in most cases. Doing so can create serious appearance issues and cost thousands to rectify.
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