It is not a secret that concrete is a durable material. Everyone knows it that is why it has maintained its status as the mostpopular construction medium. However, it is a very porous material. Dirt and liquids easily penetrate past the surface, one reason why it stains easily. Pool decks, for example, is always exposed to water and sun. To keep it from staining or getting damaged easily, the surface must be sealed properly.
What is a Concrete Sealer?
A concrete sealer is applied on top of a fully cured or a resurfaced concrete slab. There are different types of sealers so it is best to consult a pro about which one to use. The type you use will depend on the type of surface you are going to apply it to, whether it is indoors or out, and more.
Top Benefits of Sealing Concrete After Pool Deck Resurfacing
There are many reasons why concrete contractors highly recommend sealing your concrete, here are the most notable ones:
- A layer of sealer helps extend the lifespan of a concrete pool deck. This means you won’t have to worry about having to replace or repair your deck in about a couple of years or more.
- Sealers can make pool decks look more appealing. It has the ability to enhance the colors of a decoratively stained surface. It comes in a range of gloss levels, so you can also a bit of shine if desired.
- Because it improves longevity and appearance, the value of the property increases, too. Anything that could make an owner happy definitely makes the entire property more valuable.
- Compared to other types of pool decking materials or methods, this is definitely one of the most affordable and the easiest method of enhancing pool decks.
- The sealer keeps the surface intact, decreasing the possibility of spalling, cracking, and flaking.
- A sealed deck is less prone to staining. Food, drinks, and even pets can cause stains on a concrete surface. Stains are caused by pigments that enter the pores of the concrete. One reason why it can’t be scrubbed off is that it is embedded past the surface.
- Sealing is a lot more necessary in areas where moisture is always present. Water on concrete pool decks could make the surface slippery especially when mold and mildew develops. A sealed surface keeps mold and mildew from developing, enhancing slip-resistance and making the deck safer.