Concrete Cleaning Sorrento
With exposed aggregate concrete becoming very widely used in modern houses in Australia there have become various methods for sealing the aggregate product and increasing the lifespan of your driveway. As a product, exposed aggregate concrete is very durable and if laid properly can last for many years and still resemble an as-new look.
There are some steps you can take to maintaining your exposed aggregate driveway even before the concrete has been laid. First of all, Joe and the team always recommend that you find a good contractor, one that is highly recommended and that has done exposed aggregate jobs before. It is not the same process as any other concrete laying job so do not rely on a friend with some concrete laying experience or attempt to do it yourself. Air bubbles and water seepage as result of a poor laying process will cause the concrete to crack and void, looking horrible and not serving its purpose as a stable driveway.
After the exposed aggregate concrete has set and finished it is essential that you have the aggregate sealed. Having the aggregate sealed is essential as it prevents the surface from any staining and the general elements being outside. It is recommended that you have the surface sealed regularly. By having the exposed aggregate sealed, it makes it much easier for subsequent cleaning and regular home maintenance.
In order to maintain a good appearance and functionality, concrete surfaces that have been sealed with a coating type sealer should be pressure cleaned and re-coated every 12 to 18 months. Unfortunately, before you know it, it is 3 to 5 years later and the sealed concrete surface is looking very stained, yellowed and dirty. In these instances there is a good chance that the sealer is permanently impregnated with staining and will need to be completely stripped and then resealed.
Give us a call today and get a free quote so we can keep your surfaces looking as good as new!