At Concept Concrete, we take great pride in delivering concrete driveway solutions in Melbourne that are built to look great and stand the test of time. Whether you choose the inexpensive, subtle look of our plain concrete or the geometric aesthetic of our pave cut concrete, you can rest assured that your driveway will look spectacular and maintain its integrity for months and years to come.
While regular wear and tear is to be expected with any outdoor space, the good news is that with some simple maintenance you can easily keep your driveway in showroom condition. Best of all, these tasks are cheap (or free!) and won’t eat up too much of your time.
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Here’s how you can maintain your new concrete driveway in Melbourne.
1. Keep It Clean
One of the simplest and most effective things you can do to keep your concrete driveway looking great is to simply clean it regularly. This might involve removing large bits of waste from the driveway by hand, sweeping up natural debris such as leaves and twigs, and using a water blaster to eliminate dirt and smaller pieces of detritus that may build up on some parts of the driveway. Try to attend to oil and gas spills as quickly as possible to prevent them staining the concrete.
2. Regularly Remove Weeds
Weeds have a habit of growing in the unlikeliest of places – including the cracks in your concrete driveway. Once a month or so, do a quick scan of your driveway to see if any weeds are sprouting and pull them out – ideally by the roots – to prevent them spreading any further. Regularly removing weed will keep your driveway looking beautiful, reduce the spread of dirt and leaves, and minimise the risk of hairline cracks from appearing in the concrete.
3. Reseal Your Driveway
No matter what type of concrete you choose to build your driveway, we’ll seal it afterwards to minimise the risk of discolouration and damage. While we always use industry-leading products in this process, the fact remains that this sealant will gradually wear down over time and with repeated use, which can leave your concrete driveway susceptible to damage. To mitigate this risk, we recommend resealing your driveway every two to three years. This is a simple and inexpensive process and really can do wonders for maintaining your concrete driveway in Melbourne.
4. Look After Expansion Joints
Expansion joints are the spaces in between the big slabs of concrete. These areas are typically the most vulnerable to damage, particularly if cracks appear in the filler and/or sealant. Keep an eye on your expansion joints and act swiftly to repair any cracks that may pop up in these spaces.
With more than 15 years of experience in the construction industry, Concept Concrete is the contractor of choice when it comes to constructing your concrete driveway in Melbourne. Get in touch with the team for a no-obligation quote and learn more about our exciting concrete solutions.