When you first install a concrete patio, it will look clean and beautiful. Unfortunately, concrete can quickly develop dirt, dust, oil, and debris. On a regular basis, you should clean your patio and keep it well maintained. This will prolong its lifespan. Here are some tips for cleaning and maintaining your concrete patio.
Cleaning the Patio
First of all, you should be doing surface cleaning regularly, about once a week or so. This includes sweeping the patio to remove any dirt, and washing the surface with a garden hose or pressure washer. If you have a lot of grime build-up or stains, a pressure washer will work better, but a
Part of maintaining a concrete patio will include repairing and patching small cracks. Try to fill the cracks shortly after you notice them in order to reduce the amount of dirt and debris that gets caught inside. It is also important to seal them since
Before you patch up the cracks, make sure they are cleaned out thoroughly. Remove any dirt or debris you see, such as twigs, weeds, or leaves. Wash out the crack with your pressure washer or put a high-pressure nozzle on the end of your garden hose. Once it is clean out and dry, apply the patching compound. Wait for that to cure and make sure nobody walks around the area until it is completely dry.
Sealing the Concrete