A stamped concrete driveway should be sealed on a periodic basis in order to help it maintain its seal. The period in which the stamped concrete driveway should be sealed should be no less than once every 2 or 3 years, depending on the type of climate that the stamped concrete driveway is exposed to as well as the wear and tear that the concrete experiences.
What is a Stamped Concrete Driveway?
A stamped concrete driveway is one that has a design or pattern stamped within it. This design is made into the concrete during the time the concrete is first poured. Once the concrete hardens the design or pattern that was stamped into the driveway becomes permanent. The reason that a homeowner may decide to stamp their concrete driveway is to add additional style or curb appeal to the home as well as adding a distinctive feature that makes it different from a neighbor’s driveway.
Conditions that Warrant Sealing Your Stamped Concrete Driveway
Over time foot traffic, driving over the stamped pattern with your car and the weather can cause the stamped concrete driveway to deteriorate. Following a planned schedule of applying a sealer and color agents in the case of a colored stamp will help you maintain the desired look for your stamped concrete driveway.