Since the use of deicing products can potentially cause damage to your concrete, it is important to note that this damage may not be covered by your warranty.
Because some geographical areas use deicing products on city streets, county roads and state highways, melt-off of “salty” slush from your vehicle may also cause damage. When this occurs, as conditions permit, hose off accumulation(s) of salt deposited by cars on newly placed driveways and garage slabs. Annual fall application of a concrete sealer will help avoid damage to driveways and garage slabs.
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Did you know that the use of salts and/or deicing products may damage your concrete surfaces?
The American Concrete Institute (ACI 302), the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA, CIP-2) and many product manufacturers issue warnings against the use of salt, calcium chloride, fertilizers, and/or commercially prepared de-icing chemicals on concrete surfaces. Use of these products can aggravate freeze-thaw damage, causing the concrete surface to flake, spall or peel off. Any product containing ammonium sulfate or ammonium nitrate will chemically destroy the concrete surface & should never be used on a concrete surface. The use of deicing products is not recommended in the first year of newly placed concrete slab(s) and should be used sparingly in subsequent years. For safety, the use of clean traction sand is recommended where icy conditions exist.
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Another type of concrete cracks are referred to as craze cracks. Craze cracking, also referred to as map pattern cracking, is the development of hexagonal cracking on the concrete surface. Typically, they are the result of the concrete drying out too quickly on a hot day. It is more noticeable on steel troweled surfaces, but can occur on traditional broom surfaces as well. Usually, craze cracking only becomes visible when the concrete surface is wet. The cracks are never more than an 1/8″ in depth, and pose no harm to the structural integrity or surface durability of the concrete.
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Earlier in the month, we listed a few concrete maintenance tips to keep your concrete surface looking brand new. Here are a few more!
Seal Joints in the Concrete:
This will help minimize water intrusion, prevent dirt collecting, and prevent weeds from growing at the joints.
Seal the Concrete Surface:
This repels water, dust proofs the surface, provides abrasion resistance, and makes the concrete resistance to UV sunlight.
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Even though concrete is a durable, long lasting product and generally requires little maintenance, in order to keep your concrete surface looking brand new, there are some things you can do.
Your concrete surface should be cleaned at least once a year. This will help prevent dirt, grime, rust, or other stains from building up.
Address cracks before they get bigger and cause major issues! Water can seep through cracks and cause problems with the sub grade.
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