1. Regular Cleaning: Regular cleaning can help prevent buildup of dirt, stains and debris on your concrete surface. You can use a pressure washer or a hose to clean the concrete surface.
  2. Seal the concrete: Sealing the concrete can protect it from moisture, oil spills, and other contaminants that can damage the surface. It’s recommended to seal your concrete every 2-3 years.
  3. Avoid heavy loads: Concrete can crack under heavy loads or pressure. Avoid parking heavy vehicles or placing heavy equipment on the surface.
  4. Avoid using salt: Salt can cause damage to the concrete surface, especially during the winter months. Use sand instead to provide traction on icy surfaces.
  5. Fill cracks and holes: Cracks and holes in concrete can become bigger over time. Fill them with concrete patching compound to prevent further damage.
  6. Don’t use acidic cleaners: Avoid using acidic cleaners on concrete as they can etch the surface and cause discoloration.
  7. Keep gutters and downspouts clean: Ensure that your gutters and downspouts are clean to prevent water from pooling on the concrete surface and causing damage.
  8. Trim trees and bushes: Trees and bushes with roots that grow under the concrete surface can cause damage. Trim them regularly to prevent damage.
  9. Don’t use metal shovels: When clearing snow from your concrete surface, use plastic or rubber shovels instead of metal ones to avoid damaging the surface.
  10. Keep the surface dry: Avoid leaving wet items on the surface for long periods, as they can leave water stains or cause discoloration.