01 Nov Why You Should Seal Your Driveway Before Winter Arrives
If you have an existing concrete driveway or have just invested in a new driveway for your home, then you should have it sealed now that winter is on its way to preserve its appearance, to extend its lifetime and to help prevent the buildup of unwanted moss or other vegetative growth.
Sealing your driveway will protect the surface from becoming stained from oils or other spillages. The sealer creates a barrier that restricts the oil-based stains from penetrating into the more porous surface of the concrete keeping the natural colour for longer.
Using a sealer also protects and enhances the surface of all pattern imprinted concrete and not just solid concrete surfaces so it’s ideal should you have had a new pattern printed driveway installed. Sealers also help keep water away from the concrete and can help prevent the longer-term problem of frost damage should water enter the concrete and then expand when frozen enlarging any existing minor cracks.
Color-Pave concrete base coat sealer is in a choice of colours and will change an existing driveway or patio to a darker colour if the driveway is damaged or in disrepair. This will leave a monotone colour and when applied with a roller of a sprayer and left to dry, then over-coated with a Color-Pave coloured, tinted sealer will last for 3+ years approx.
This concrete base coat will also help restore the original colouring of the surface of stamped or pressed concrete. It is non-yellowing and has excellent resistance to water, alkalis, and acids. It also contains a UV absorber to improve protection from ultra-violet light and prevent colour loss.
The Imprinted Concrete Sealers are easily applied by sprayer or broom and will protect against colour loss and surface wear. Make sure before applying that the surface temperature is between 10 – 23°C for optimum performance or the sealer may not perform as intended. Rhino-grip’Anti-Slip Additive’ can be added for extra surface grip which is especially useful for areas on a steeper angle where the surface can become slippery. They are also non-emulsifiable, non-blooming when wet, tough, durable, and hard-wearing and are specifically designed for use with Pattern Imprinted Concrete. Petrol, diesel, oil & grease resistant
Color-Pave Imprinted Slate Blue Concrete Sealer for Driveways and Patios is another great option for your driveway. It is available in both a wet look gloss finish and a natural look satin finish depending on your preference.
The sealer will also help restore the original colouring of the surface of stamped or pressed concrete. The sealer is non-yellowing and has an excellent level of water resistance, alkalis, and acids. This Slate Blue Concrete Sealer also contains a UV absorber to improve protection from ultra-violet light and prevent colour loss.