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New Concrete? Here’S What To Do


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Your new concrete driveway is a beautiful addition to your home, and it’s the perfect way to welcome visitors. But if you don’t take care of it, your guests could leave behind unsightly stains, which could end up ruining your new investment.

If you’ve just laid a brand new concrete driveway, you’re probably excited to show it off to your friends and family. But before you do, we want to make sure that you know how to protect your newly laid concrete driveway from visitors!

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We’re happy to teach you how. Here are some things you can do:

When protecting your concrete surfaces, it is best to use an ice melt without sodium chloride that has natural ingredients that do not harm the environment or your driveway. One such product, Safe Thaw, industrial strength ice melt was developed, keeping these concerns in mind. Safe Thaw industrial strength ice melt is a patented urea-modified product containing ice-melting boosters that immediately work on icy surfaces. It comprises unique glycols and special surfactants that protect concrete from any damage.

But before you decide on your product, learn a few quick ways to protect your newly laid driveway from damage.

  • Timing

Some argue that summer is the best season to repair concrete, but there may be other seasons. Concrete dries immediately upon spreading, and if we do not keep it hydrated long enough, it may dry up quicker than expected. You must install or repair your concrete during the fall season when the temperature is neither too hot nor too cold. You can water the concrete in short intervals and strengthen the curing process. The concrete surface will not develop cracks either.

  • Curing

Once you have laid your new concrete, you must keep your vehicles and footfall to a minimum. It is best to hydrate the concrete surface and avoid walking on it immediately. It takes at least two weeks for the concrete to settle and cure fully. If the water evaporates too quickly, it will weaken the concrete and cause cracks. Keep the concrete covered with a tarpaulin sheet and spray water on it at least five times daily to help it settle well.

  • Signboards

Put signboards to inform visitors that the concrete is new and barricade it. Create an alternative pathway for them and you to enter the house. Avoid parking on newly laid concrete for a couple of days to help it strengthen better, or you may have small cracks appearing on the concrete.

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If you’ve just had a new driveway laid and you’re trying to keep it looking pristine, no matter how much you try to avoid it, people are going to walk on it. Your friends are going to come over and want a tour of your new house; they’re going to want to see the kitchen and living room, but they’ll also have to go out back and take a peek at the driveway. The good news is that there’s an easy way to prevent all of this damage with the tips shared.

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