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  • Dan and Mary Jane - Farmington, MN

    We had MD Concrete replace our front sidewalk and steps in October 2004. they provided ideas for expanding our steps to improve safety. They arrived on time, completed the work on time, and cleaned up after the job was complete. We appreciate their efficient and professional manner. We highly recommend them!

concrete care tips

In the Spring, clean the concrete surface with a power wash or garden hose and broom to help remove loose debris and salts from the winter.  This will help maintain the natural color of the concrete and help against staining.  Re-sealing the concrete is a good option too.

During the Summer, periodic washing of the concrete surface with a power wash or garden hose and broom is a good idea.  This will help maintain the natural color of the concrete and help against staining.

Fall is an optimal time to re-seal concrete.  This will add a protective layer to aid against the elements as well as salt and de-icers that are commonly dragged on the concrete from highways and streets.

During the Winter, never use salt or de-icers.  This can cause scaling to the new concrete surface.  If traction is needed, loose sand should be used.

To remove oil stains, gently pour a solvent (eg. lacquer thinner) on a paper towel and blot the stain.  It’s not recommended to pour the solvent directly on the concrete because the sealer could be removed as well.  Our environment will also appreciate this.

For decorative concrete:  when shoveling snow, use a plastic bladed shovel.  This will help eliminate scratch marks that can occur on the concrete surface due to the sealer being marred.

 

 
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