The glorious spring season is here, a season welcomed by chirping birds, blossoming flowers, and cracked concrete pavement!
Yes! Winter is a real test of endurance for concrete pavement; the harsh weather and freezing temperature force the pavement to contract. When spring arrives, the temperature rises, and the pavement expands. So, while you plant flowers and plan outdoor camping trips, the arrival of the spring season is also a time to prepare your concrete pavement for the challenges that lie ahead.
Here are some concrete pavement maintenance tips from the Scorpion Construction LLC professionals in Sarasota, Florida.
1. Look Out for Cracks
Spring is an excellent time to go out there and look for any gaps and cracks on the surface of your concrete pavement. Snow and ice, when melted, often seep into the surface, forming cracks that expose the pavement’s surface. The ice that seeps under the pavement contracts and expands with the temperature changes, causing further damage and weakening the surface’s overall foundation.
Spring is ideal for addressing these issues; the perfect temperature and the melting snow make crack inspection considerably easy. While you can look after the minor damages and clean all leftover dust and debris, you should trust professionals for filling cracks and restoring the concrete surface to its original look.
2. New Concrete Installation
Now this one is a hard call to make, but many homeowners are left with no other choice. Concrete reinstallation is a better option than repairing the existing structure because it is a one-time cost that saves you from recurring repairs.
The spring season is an ideal time for concrete installation. The mild weather conditions and the changing temperature means that the surface has ample time to cure and prepare for the higher summer temperature. During this time, keep a watchful eye on the surface and ensure to adhere to proper post-installation maintenance measures. A professional concrete installation service will list down maintenance measures you need to follow to ensure a durable and long-standing pavement.
3. Cleaning and Sealing
Soapy water and a synthetic brush are enough to clean concrete pavement. All you need to do is fill a bucket with warm water and dish detergent, dip the brush into it and scrub as hard as possible. Watch for the stains and accumulated debris on the pavement and start removing it using the cleaning solution. A pressure washer can also help you remove all the dirt and grime from the surface.
Since you are putting in the effort to clean the pavement, you might want to think about having the cracks resealed at the same time. Crack filling is a technical job; it would be best to reach out to a professional company for this purpose.
Scorpion Construction LLC is one of the premier concrete paving contractors in Sarasota, FL. Our experienced team can help you with concrete paving or repair and suggest proactive maintenance measures to keep your concrete pavement in excellent condition.