Tips on Winterizing your Concrete Project!
This week officially marks the end of summertime fun and DIY projects for most. No matter what project you worked on this summer, you want and expect lasting results. Winterizing your concrete is essential maintenance. During the winter, the moisture in the concrete freezes and thaws as the temperature fluctuates, causing the water in the concrete to expand and contract several times in the course of a season. This stresses the concrete and leads to cracking.
Here is a list of helpful tips that will keep your projects looking sharp through the winter months:
Reseal existing concrete. This is one of the most important tips. If your concrete hasn’t been sealed in 3+ years you will want to think about resealing it before the cold weather hits. If you can’t remember which products you’ve used in the past to seal your concrete give us a call and we can help look up what you’ve used in the past. If you haven’t ever sealed your concrete,we offer a variety of sealers to help you do just that!
Protect your outside Concrete Countertops. It’s essential to make sure that your outside concrete countertops are protected from the harsh wintery weather. Since most countertops are so thin, it’s important that they are covered. Lithium Penetrating Hardener Sealer is designed to reduce the effects of the freeze thaw cycle in colder climates for any type of concrete project. It’s a great product to use to protect your investments.
Projects have different types of needs when preparing them for winter. At Direct Colors we know how important it is to keep your summer project looking sharp and new. If you have any questions about how you should winterize a certain project, please contact us and let us help you!