Concrete Maintenance & Repair

Wondering how to keep your concrete in top shape through the harsh Canadian weather? SVD Restoration specializes in concrete maintenance and repair services that preserve the strength and beauty of your outdoor spaces, safeguarding your investment year-round.

Why Do You Need To Maintain Your Concrete?

Taking good care of your concrete is more important than you might think. It’s not just about keeping it clean; it’s about keeping it in shape so it lasts and continues looking its best. Here’s why regular maintenance should be a priority:

  • Extend Lifespan: Regular upkeep keeps your concrete strong and helps it last much longer without needing major repairs.
  • Prevent Damage: Maintenance stops water and harsh weather from causing cracks and wear in your concrete.
  • Keep It Looking New: Clean and well-maintained concrete stays looking bright and pristine, enhancing your property’s curb appeal.
  • Save Money: By keeping on top of maintenance, you’ll avoid costly fixes down the line.
  • Keep Safe: Well-kept concrete is safer to walk on, preventing trips and falls caused by uneven or damaged surfaces.

How to Maintain Your Concrete

Regular cleaning and periodic resealing are the cornerstones of concrete care. Here’s how you can maintain your concrete:

  1. Wash Annually: Thoroughly wash your concrete each spring to clear away winter’s residue.
  2. Reseal Regularly: Reseal surfaces every 1-2 years, adjusting for wear and tear.
  3. Choose Sand Over Salt: Opt for sand to provide traction and avoid salt-induced damage.
  4. Shovel Snow Promptly: Clear snow quickly to deter ice from forming and causing cracks.
  5. Act on Spills: Immediately address spills with a cleaner made safe for concrete.
  6. Prevent Equipment Scarring: Avoid direct contact from heavy machinery to maintain surface integrity.
  1. Inspect Often: Regularly check for and address any signs of cracking.
  2. Manage Weight: Distribute heavy loads to prevent undue pressure and cracks.
  3. Block Weeds and Roots: Stop plant growth from encroaching and disrupting concrete edges.
  4. Ensure Proper Drainage: Direct runoff water away to safeguard against pooling and erosion.

Employ high-quality, acrylic-based sealants for a durable bond and easy reapplication compatibility. If you notice your concrete settling or pooling water, seek SVD Restoration’s professional lifting or replacement services to ensure optimal drainage and preserve your concrete’s structure.

Our Concrete Maintenance & Repair Services

At SVD Restoration, our menu of maintenance and repair services includes:
  • Concrete Repair and Restoration: We address cracks and deterioration, preventing moisture entry and associated problems like mold.
  • Concrete Installation: From driveways to intricate walkways, we ensure resilient and visually pleasing installations.
  • Concrete Removal: Safe and efficient removal of aged or damaged concrete, paving the way for fresh, durable replacements.

Ready To Give Your Concrete The Best Look?

Looking to keep your concrete looking great and lasting long? Check out SVD Restoration’s services! Our friendly team knows exactly what to do to fix, protect, and keep your concrete spotless. Say goodbye to cracks, stains, and damage when you work with us. Check out our  SVD Restoration’s website to see how we can make a real difference for your home or business. Let’s get your concrete in tip-top shape together!

FAQs About Concrete Maintenance & Repair

Concrete should generally be maintained annually, but sealing is recommended every 2-5 years depending on conditions and usage.
Concrete repair can take anywhere from a few hours to a full month to cure properly, depending on the product used and the repair size.
Concrete repairs most commonly fail due to improper surface preparation, inadequate curing times, or the use of incompatible materials.
If done correctly, with proper preparation and materials, concrete repair can be long-lasting, often extending the life of the concrete significantly.
Normal concrete can last anywhere from 20 to 60 years, depending on environmental conditions, usage, and maintenance.

Resurfaced concrete can last an additional 8-15 years, depending on the quality of the resurfacing job and ongoing maintenance.