After spending valuable time and money on your new decorative concrete, it is important to protect it from the harsh conditions from our Minnesota winters. Here are some tips to care for your concrete throughout the winter season even after you've sealed it!
Before the winter weather officially sets in, the most efficient way to protect your concrete is to have it cleaned and sealed during the summer and fall months.
Doing so helps your concrete withstand the LONG harsh MN weather conditions while removing stains during the process.
It is important to make it a priority to keep your concrete surfaces clear due to the freezing and thawing process.
If you don’t remove the snow and ice from your concrete as soon as possible, you run the risk of implementing hairline cracks in your concrete.
Your concrete is more susceptible if it hasn’t already been sealed before the winter months.
Although salt seems like a simple and effective solution to removing ice from your concrete, it does cause damage.
Once the chemicals melt through the ice and snow, they will also penetrate the surface of your concrete.
A great alternative to using salt is applying sand as a form of traction.