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Concrete Maintenance

Concrete Care and Maintenance

Now that you have beautiful new concrete installed, you need to know how to take care of it. Caring for concrete isn’t a difficult task; you just have to be aware of a couple of things in order for your new concrete to remain resiliant and attractive for years to come. North Country Concrete recommends the following maintenance guidelines for exterior concrete:

  • Promptly remove snow and ice from concrete to increase service life.
  • Avoid deicing chemicals on the concrete, especially the first winter. Instead, sand can be used for traction.
  • If deicing chemicals are used after the first winter, never use products that contain magnesium chloride or potassium acetate.
  • Fertilizers contain substances which chemically attack concrete. Fertilizer should never be used as a deicer. Promptly sweep off any fertilizer that is cast on the concrete when lawn spreading.

North Country Concrete is unable to warranty any concrete that has been damaged from deicing chemicals.