A concrete patio is a fun way to liven up your yard and create more outdoor living space. Concrete is designed to last for many years, but exposure to the elements will eventually cause damage that needs to be addressed by a paving company. Here are some ways to protect your concrete patio and keep it looking beautiful for years to come.
How to Maintain Your Concrete Patio
1. Clean Regularly
Cleaning your concrete patio regularly can prevent erosion and keep it looking new. Simply spray down your patio with a garden hose and a sprayer attachment about every one to two weeks. This will remove dirt and debris. If you have a more substantial mess, scrub with dish soap before spraying. To avoid causing damage to the patio, use a pressure washer that doesn’t exceed 2,500 psi.
2. Install a Covering
Weather like direct sunlight, rain, and wind will cause damage to your patio over time. To prevent this, consider installing a covering over your patio.
A cover could be an awning, pergola, or even table umbrellas. Finding a way to block the sun’s UV rays from constantly beating on the concrete will help keep the patio in good shape and allow you to enjoy the outdoor space without overheating.
3. Watch Out for Plant Growth
Plant roots can get under your patio and compromise its structural integrity, which results in cracks. In most cases, cracks like this can’t be repaired, and your patio will need to be replaced by a reputable paving company.
Keep an eye on the roots of any bushes or trees that are near your patio. You might be able to trim the roots to keep them away. It might also be necessary to cut down a tree to prevent the roots from moving closer and ruining your concrete patio.
Call the professionals at Beausoleil & Sons Construction, Inc. for expert concrete patio repairs and installation. This paving company has been serving residential and commercial customers in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts for over 50 years. They’ll make sure you’re 100% satisfied with their work. Visit their website to learn more or call (401) 632-0203 to request a free estimate.