During the first winter, do not use salt or other deicers,
especially if the concrete was placed after Sept. 15. Use sand
time: Wait to
drive on your new concrete for seven days!
Protect your new concrete from drain water so it cannot cause
settlement cracks in the slab.
The right sealer:
Using a penetrating sealer can add years of life to your concrete
drive, sidewalk or patio.
Clean it first:
The first step before applying a coating to your concrete surface is
to make sure that it is clean.
Safe to de-ice:
Deicers containing salt/or calcium chloride should be generally safe
for use on a concrete pavement surface after the first winter.
Chairs. Using plastic, fiberglass or rubber-coated furniture on
your concrete drive or patio can help to reduce damage and scratches
to the surface.
Never use a deicer on your concrete that contains either ammonium
sulphate or ammonium nitrate.
Clean it quickly:
The best time to clean a concrete surface is immediately after a
spill. This will minimize discoloration or damage.
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