5 Benefits of Sealing Concrete

Concrete sealant creates a smooth concrete sidewalk

Sealing your concrete with PTG Enterprises means your concrete can look as smooth as day one for decades after.

Concrete is a durable material perfect for sidewalks, curbs, dumpster pads, and similar sturdy structures. We at PTG Enterprises appreciate the strength of concrete and what it can provide for the look and consistency of your commercial property. Occasionally concrete can become cracked and broken through age, incident, or exposure to harsh weather. To avoid this, PTG recommends the application of a concrete sealant to provide additional protection to your concrete and to prevent extensive repairs in the future. Read on to discover the many benefits that come with sealing concrete. 

Sealant Extends the Life of Your Concrete

The average concrete surface lasts for about 25 to 30 years. However, if your concrete begins to suffer from cracks or discoloration, you may need to replace it sooner. Sealing will increase the durability of your concrete, ensuring that the surface can make it to that 30-year mark.

Sealant Increases Concrete Durability

If you want to guarantee that your concrete will remain attractive and doesn’t become dangerous to cars or people, sealing is a smart choice. A concrete sealant will help protect concrete from harsh elements–whether weather, or just everyday wear and tear–that cause scaling, cracking, or spalling. Cracked or flaking concrete is an eyesore and a potential danger to care tires and pedestrians

Sealing Inhibits Mold

Concrete is porous, which means that it can absorb moisture. If your concrete is in a space that means it is wet for long periods, the moisture may never dry out, and mold or mildew could form. You can recognize the mold and mildew by the green discolorations which develop on the concrete surface. Because the sealing will provide a barrier between the concrete and moisture, it inhibits mold growth. 

The Sealant Provides Protection

There are smaller things that can cause damage to your concrete. A sealant will protect the concrete from oil leaks, grime, and other materials that leave permanent stains. The sealant also provides a barrier against the sun’s UV rays, and because a sealant blocks moisture, it prevents the concrete from freezing and thawing. 

Sealers Improve Concrete Color

When exposed to harsh elements, concrete can eventually become discolored. Discoloration can make your concrete look older or lower quality than it is. Integral and topical varieties of sealants help to preserve your concrete’s color. Even after years of use, your concrete surface can look as sharp and fresh as it did on day one. 

Maintenance You Can Trust from PTG Enterprises

If you want to protect your pavement and ensure it has a long lifespan, choose PTG Enterprises for your community sidewalks, parking lots and pavement maintenance needs. We offer commercial concrete, asphalt, masonry, paving, consultation, and survey report services throughout Baltimore, Harford, Anne Arundel, Howard, and P.G. Counties. If you are interested in hearing how we can help you, contact us online or give us a call at (410) 636-8777. For more tips and tricks, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Flickr.

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