May, 31 2019

TOD's Home Maintenance Tips!

TOD’s TIPS on taking care of your concrete!  


You should Inspect concrete slabs for signs of cracks or movement. All exterior slabs except pool decks should drain away from the home's foundation. Fill cracks with a concrete crack filler or silicone caulk. When weather permits, power-wash and then seal the concrete. 


Can you do it yourself?  


You can fill in small cracks or minimal damage yourself. There's a number of products out there you can purchase to fill in a crack or gap. Just make sure you follow all instructions very closely. Generally, these repairs will start with you cleaning the area of debris and scrubbing the crack with a stiff brush to clear out loose particles. 

If you have multiple flaws, or larger surface damage, then you should use professional concrete services for repairs.


Beyond smaller repairs, your concrete may need more care depending on the damage you find. For example, if your concrete has shifted out of place and is now uneven, then a professional service can level it out. 


After repairs, you'll want to have your concrete properly sealed to protect it from any further damage. Remember, you need to take care of your concrete over the course of the entire year. But spring is the perfect time to do the most you can to make sure your concrete serves you for a long time afterwards.