Concrete: one of the greatest gifts of Rome to all nations. Concrete is a way for man to make a stone like structure in one solid, hard to damage mass which can be made to any shape and size needed. However, unlike rock, concrete has pores, lots of chances for water to go in and through and natural elements to stain that beautiful concrete in all kinds of unpleasant colors. How in the world do large places like Disneyland and Universal Studios keep their concrete so nice and shiney, despite thousands and thousands of feet per day, not to mention soda and gum tracking all over it? And your own driveway has tires on it maybe four times a day and shoes about the same, and water seems to stain it, let alone soda and gum. In a word, “sealer.”
After concrete has been laid down and before a single boot is allowed to step on it, a concrete sealer should be applied; this sealer keeps water, which damages and weakens concrete, from flowing through, and also keeps water from carrying things like dirt, sand, gum and soda into the concrete, where it is all but impossible to get back out. Concrete sealer also has the benefit of protecting concrete from elements, wear and tear, and depending on the sealer a person chooses, can make their concrete look like it was colored or textured after pouring. Or sealers can be the very simplest form that keeps the elements from damaging and the plants from poking up in the seams.
Keep your concrete strong and looking new with a concrete sealer; do not let rubber shoes, spilled soda and wear and tear destroy your concrete slowly or quickly. Find a concrete sealer that will keep your property looking new for a long time.