Concrete is a sturdy material that is perfect for garage floors, porches, stairs, patios, sidewalks or driveways on your property. However, summer brings on several weather elements that can cause damage to your concrete surfaces, so knowing these 4 ways to care for concrete in summer can help you.
The Kansas City summers range in such extreme cases of humidity, rain, very hot temperatures that both homeowners and business owners have to deal with the end results. The results with concrete can be new cracks or existing cracks widening. Concrete typically has the most issues in cold winter weather, during the freeze/thaw cycle, but the warm temperatures and humidity can have the same effects. Both of these extreme weather elements are relevant in the Kansas City area, and our team at PolyMagic is here to help you.
4 Ways to Care for Concrete in Summer
Way #1: New Concrete Projects
Ready to start a new project? Concrete flatwork services are available at PolyMagic and result in some amazing new living spaces around your home. This is one way to care for your concrete in summer… to expand it and create new projects.
Way #2: Check Cracks Regularly
As a homeowner and business owner, you should review your concrete cracks regularly. A crack will continue to widen and create uneven surfaces. Trip hazards can worsen quickly and cause you, as the homeowner or business owner, tens of thousands of dollars should anyone fall on them.
Before summer ramps up, take the time to have an expert come out to review the cracks. PolyMagic is a KC-based concrete repair company that specializes in polyjacking. This is the most efficient and effective form of lifting concrete out there. The team at PolyMagic offers free estimates and as our 80+ 5-star reviews show, the crew is honest, effective and quick.
Way #3: Concrete Cleaning
Just like the interior of your home or apartment building, cleaning should be prioritized to the exterior of your home as well. The concrete surfaces in the exterior include any of the following locations – sidewalks, driveways, garages, porches, patios, and stairs. An easy way to clean the concrete surfaces is to use a pressure washer, spray down the concrete to remove built-up dirt. Then, use a mixture of water and mild detergent to scrub down the entire surface using a scrub brush. After the mixture, do a final rinse of the concrete.
Way #4: Weekly Maintenance
A little shade cast on your concrete can go a long way when the sun is hot and the temperatures are rising. Direct sunlight can cause concrete to get extremely hot and develop cracks, but it can also cause stained concrete to fade over time. PolyMagic can help you mitigate the need to replace the concrete by filling and lifting by using the method of polyjacking.
Are you ready to get a free quote on your uneven concrete surfaces? Reach out and we’ll get you on the schedule: 816-765-4800