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How to Care for Your Concrete Patio During Spring & Summer March 29, 2019

Wallingford Center, New Haven County
How to Care for Your Concrete Patio During Spring & Summer, Wallingford Center, Connecticut

A concrete patio can provide you with the perfect outdoor space for relaxing and entertaining throughout the spring and summer. However, the surface can also get worn down over time by all the foot traffic, barbecues, and extreme weather. To keep yours looking and functioning like new for as long as possible, here are some general maintenance tips.

3 Spring & Summer Maintenance Tips for Concrete Patios

1. Clean Regularly

Dirt, leaves, and debris can stain or wear away concrete over time. Before placing all your patio furniture out for the season, go over the entire surface with a broom and then wash away dirt or mud with a hose or power washer. You should also sweep and clean the patio again every few weeks throughout the season as new messes start to pile up.

2. Have It Sealed

concreteSealer is a protective coating designed to prevent cracks and fading. Have a professional concrete contractor apply this material to your patio every couple of years to ensure it lasts for as long as possible. You may even want to have it performed annually if you experience extreme weather or notice other signs of damage.

3. Provide Shade

Excessive sunlight can cause concrete to fade and break down quicker than usual. Try to cover the surface of your patio as much as possible. If there’s not any natural shade in your yard, have an awning installed. You can also cover parts of it with area rugs, umbrellas, and other large pieces of furniture and decor.

 

If you’re interested in reaping the benefits of a concrete patio this spring and summer, The L. Suzio York Hill Companies can help. With locations in Meriden, Wallingford, and New Haven, CT, the company serves south-central Connecticut with asphalt, crushed stone, and ready-mix concrete products. With more than 100 years of experience, you can trust the team to deliver quality products that are tailored to your specific needs. You can request a quote on the company’s website or call (203) 237-8421 to speak with a company representative.

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