Using a concrete sealer can help extend the look of concrete surfaces, making it easy to wash off dirt and substances. The sealer acts as a repellent and stops dirt and grime from embedding in the pores of the concrete. Proper application assures the floor maintains its seal.Continue Reading
After selecting the proper type concrete sealer (speak to a specialist if unsure), clean the entire concrete surface of oil, dirt and past sealers. Old residues interfere with the ability of the new sealant to adhere properly.
Follow any specific directions on the product to apply the sealer. It is best to use a sprayer for application, as spraying creates a thin, even seal over the surface. Rollers are not recommended because they often create bubbles, causing the sealer to crack and split.
It is critical to let the newly sealed concrete dry entirely. Proper ventilation allows the surface to dry quickly and evenly.
Scuffs and scratches that mar the look of Pergo laminate flooring can be repaired through a thorough cleaning to remove dirt and debris, followed by treating the deeper scratches with laminate or wood putty. Once the scratches are filled, seal the laminate to prevent further damage.Full Answer >
The best flooring to put over concrete includes epoxy, linoleum, cork, laminate and vinyl. These materials resist water, mold and mildew. Most feel good to walk upon and come in different patterns and colors. Linoleum, cork and vinyl are also easy to install.Full Answer >
One way to dispose of unused concrete is to have the ready-mix company that delivered the concrete remove the excess or use a reclaimer to separate any mixed concrete for future use. For used or old concrete blocks, call a local green contractor who accepts donations, and arrange for him to pick up the used blocks.Full Answer >
Concrete expansion joint sealer fully cures in three to five days. Although the sealer feels dry to the touch in only one to two hours, waiting a full five days before driving on it ensures that the sealer stays in place.Full Answer >