We’re no stranger to warm and sunny weather conditions in Australia, and when the sun is shining, there’s nothing better than relaxing outdoors. However, if you want your garden to remain a private outdoor utopia, you need to stay on top of maintenance. Plus, by keeping your home’s exterior immaculate, you can ensure your home retains its value and remains a comfortable place to live.

Below, we explore six ways in which you can keep your outdoor space in pristine condition.

  1. Repair and clean the deck

In most cases, you can use a power hose to clean your deck in a matter of minutes. However, if your deck has loose boards, is cracked or showing signs of decay, more work will be required. You should always look out for signs of decay in areas that are persistently damp. Unless you have the required training, you should only trust a qualified professional to repair your deck.

  1. Clean out your gutters

Petals, leaves, roof debris and seeds can all accumulate in your guttering system, often leading to a blockage. You need to clear out the debris from your gutters to ensure they remain functional. If you don’t, your gutters may fail to drain rainwater away from your home’s foundations, which can compromise its structural integrity.

  1. Maintain your concrete driveway

Concrete driveways are a popular choice because they’re durable, versatile and easy to maintain. However, you should learn how to seal your driveway if you want to maximise its lifespan and prevent water penetration from causing cracks. If you do notice any small cracks, fill them with an epoxy injection to prevent them from widening and becoming increasingly costly to repair.

  1. Have your roof professionally inspected

Your roof keeps your home insulated and provides shelter for you and the family, making it essential to keep it in top condition. While you shouldn’t climb onto your roof unless you’re trained to do so, you should have it professionally inspected every five years, or if you notice signs such as cracked, curled or missing tiles.

  1. Check for gaps around your windows

If you notice any draughts coming through your windows, you should check for any gaps and seal them as quickly as possible to keep your energy usage to a minimum. Reapply caulk to any gaps to prevent leaks. Also, you might want to add weather stripping to your doors to keep your AC system running as efficiently as possible.

  1. Keep your garden looking pristine

Remember to mow the lawn, trim the edges, prune the bushes and remove dangerous tree branches to keep your garden safe and stylish.

Learn More about Driveway Maintenance

At CONCEPT CONCRETE, we can not only install concrete driveways to the highest industry standards but also repair them should any problems arise. We’re also happy to handle routine maintenance on your behalf so that you can add years to its lifespan without having to lift a finger. For all requirements related to concrete driveways, call us on 1300 366 343.