Stamped concrete driveways are a great style choice but many wonder if they should be sealed. Others wonder what type of product they should be sealed with. Today at Fuller Concrete Staining we are answering some of the most often asked questions about stamped concrete driveway sealing. If you have additional questions, contact us at 310-944-9099.
Why is it necessary to seal stamped concrete?
Concrete is a strong surface but it is porous. This means that anything that is spilled on it could potentially soak in. If you seal it, it will be safer from oil, water, and vehicle fluids that could otherwise seep into it and ruin the surface. Not only can those fluids ruin the look of your driveway, but they could damage the structure.
What’s the best type of sealant to use?
That depends. You will need to consider if you want a glossy finish or a matte finish. We will work with you to determine your reasons for sealing your concrete and help you choose the right sealant. No matter what, it will be a penetrating sealant that gets beyond the surface of the concrete for maximum protection.
What needs to be done to prepare the driveway?
All you need to do is remove vehicles and other items on the driveway. We will thoroughly clean your driveway before staining or sealing it. We will need to then have the driveway completely dry. We’ll sweep again before beginning, if necessary.
How much does it cost to seal the average stamped concrete driveway?
Many factors will affect your price, including the square footage that needs to be sealed, the type of product you choose to seal it with, and whether you first want it stained. The best way to get an accurate quote is to contact us at 310-944-9099.
Can a driveway be sealed any time?
We generally avoid sealing driveways in the hottest part of the hottest days. Either early morning or evening is the best time of day. We will also look at the weather forecast to ensure there is little to no chance of rain for 24 hours before and after the sealant takes place.
How often do I need to seal a driveway?
Most driveways should be sealed every two or three years. In between sealants, keep your driveway as clear from debris as possible. If oil, solvents, or other chemicals are spilled on your driveway, clean them up as soon as possible.
Do you have additional questions about sealing stamped concrete driveways? Then contact Fuller Concrete Staining at 310-944-9099 now. We are standing by to answer your questions, provide a quote, and help you find the right solution for your driveway.