• How to Maintain Your Concrete in Summer Weather

    June 15, 2022
  • Summer is the perfect time to u-grade the exterior of your home – this includes your concrete surfaces! From having a new driveway poured to investing in professional cleaning services, Moss Concrete & Excavating in Springfield, IL offers quick and easy ways you can maintain your concrete surfaces in the Midwest heat. Keep reading below to learn more about our top 4 ways you can ensure the longevity and appearance of your driveway, walkway, or concrete patio.

    How Is Concrete Affected By the Heat?

    While concrete is one of the most indestructible materials available, the summer heat can harm the quality and strength of your concrete surfaces. If you are looking to have concrete poured on your property this summer, our contractors must take extra precautions to ensure the concrete does not dry too quickly from the heat. When pouring concrete, there are specific steps that must be taken such as creating the base for the mixture, setting it into place on your property, and letting it cure without disruption from weather changes.

    If the temperature rises drastically during this process, your concrete will not cure evenly, making it an unreliable surface for the entirety of its lifespan. For more information on how our experts at Moss Concrete & Excavating in Springfield, IL offer concrete services in the summer, call us today at 217.953.4142.

    Wash the Surface Once a Year

    A person with jeans and boots holding a power washing machine and using it to clean the surface of a stained and worn driveway in Springfield, IL.

    There’s no doubt that summer is the perfect time of the year of exterior cleaning on your property. Whether you’re planning on scrubbing the siding on your home or giving your car a DIY wash, it’s important not to forget your concrete surfaces. Washing your driveway, patio, or other concrete surfaces at least once a year will help to maintain the color, durability, and longevity of your concrete. For professional concrete surface cleaning, give our experts at Moss Concrete & Excavating a call to schedule a service. We offer free estimates on all of our concrete maintenance services for residential clients in Springfield, IL.

    Seal Your Concrete Surfaces

    Another great way you can maintain your driveway, walkway, or patio in the summer is to seal the surface. Commercial sealant, like that used by our professionals at Moss Concrete & Excavating, protects your concrete surfaces from harsh weather conditions, daily use, pests, and moisture for years at a time. While all sealants wear down over time, scheduling a maintenance service from our experts in Springfield, IL will ensure that your sealant and concrete surfaces will stay in prime condition when experiencing summer weather. To learn more about our sealant maintenance services, give us a call today and get a free estimate for your property.

    Remove Stains ASAP

    A person holding a yellow bottle of concrete stain removal chemicals in Springfield, IL, and pouring the solution on a stained driveway.

    We’re you changing the oil of your vehicle and spilling some on your concrete driveway? It may not seem like a big deal but leaving these stains to sit and absorb into the concrete will permanently change the appearance and durability of your driveway or other concrete surfaces. Our experts at Moss Concrete & Excavating in Springfield, IL recommend using an eco-friendly stain-removing solution to absorb the oil or other liquid harming the surface of your concrete. When using a chemical solution, make sure to read the directions or give us a call today for professional stain removal and maintenance services.