Concrete Wash & Seal
Over time and just due to general wear and tear your concrete surfaces will begin to become stained and dirty. To combat this, your friendly local concrete experts at Pontiac Concrete offer both concrete washing and sealing to make sure we are servicing all your concrete needs, not just the new installations. This is a part of our desire to be an all inclusive concrete company, so that you don’t need to find another company for the maintenance works and can stay with your trusted local team.
Concrete is an absorbent material and loves to suck up any liquids it comes into contact with. This is a bit of a pain for the owner who is likely trying to keep their concrete surfaces clean and is unable to pull the stains out that have already been absorbed. Our team of highly trained professionals have a series of chemicals and machinery that they area trained to use which will extract the majority of the stain that has soaked into your concrete. We have a range of different chemicals and machines to assist us in this process so that you get the best results.
Concrete sealing is an exceptionally convenient way to protect your concrete against the stains that can accumulate rather quickly. A sealer acts as a protective barrier against stains so that your concrete can not absorb them so quickly. A coat of sealer needs to be applied on a regular basis to ensure that it is able to protect your concrete. The sealer is not an infinite protective force, so you will have to clean up the stains as quickly as possible or they will eventually be absorbed by the porous concrete.
Concrete Washing Process
Washing concrete requires specialized chemicals and equipment to effectively remove the stains. First a chemical is applied and scrubbed into the concrete and left for a little while to get into the stains and help lift them. When this has been left to soak for a short period of time, a high pressured water extraction machine is used to push water into the concrete and pull it back out, along with the stains that have started to make your concrete surfaces look unkept. When the stain removal process has been completed, we then wait for the concrete to dry before we start the process of sealing.
Concrete Sealing Process
To seal concrete it must be completely dry for the sealer to absorb properly. Generally a couple of coats are applied to the concrete to give it a solid layer of protection to prevent stains being easily absorbed by the porous material that is concrete. The sealer is essentially painted on and left to cure for a short time to ensure its efficiency and ensure you can easily wipe away any spills. We recommend that sealing is done every year or so as it will gradually start to decrease its effectiveness over time due to general wear and tear.