driveway sealers


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Old 01-04-06, 11:50 AM
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driveway sealers

just spent 13 grand for a stamped concrete driveway. it is brick red in color and has a smooth wet appearance. is the color and surface look a function of the sealant, stain, or are they thr same product. will a few drops of oil cleaned up daily hurt the driveway? thanks
 
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Old 01-04-06, 12:32 PM
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Sealer provides the smooth, wet appearance. Cleaning and sealing should be done on a regular basis. How often you clean and seal will depend on amount of traffic, water, and chemicals on concrete. Sealing is done every 2-3 years to keep color from fading.
 
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The color and sealer are different products, unless they used a tinted sealer. Typically it is a clear seal though, and it greatly enhances the appearance of stamped concrete. When the sealer starts to wear off, you will notice that it looks like the color is oxidizing or chalking. A simple reseal will restore the color. As to the oil drips: If you keep the drive well sealed, and really do wipe them up daily, then the sealer will probably keep out the oil. However, if allowed to sit, the oil can eat through the sealer and stain the concrete.

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