Care, Maintenance, and Expectations

Concrete is a beautiful and durable product. At Hogan Concrete LLC. we go to great lengths to ensure that your concrete is installed to the highest standards. The below care, maintenance, and expectations will help to keep your surface in the best shape possible for it's entire life.

  • Regular sweeping, dusting, and washing will keep your concrete, retaining block, overlayed surface, and masonry looking bright and new for many years to come.
  • To keep exterior stained concrete surfaces protected apply a new coat of sealer every year or two, or as necessary. When you begin to notice that water no longer beads up on the surface it's time to reseal. hogan Concrete LLC. will be happy to reseal your concrete for the cost of time and material. We are also happy to recommend sealers if you wish to do it yourself.
  • For general cleaning, first try water and a scrub brush with a soft, non-metallic brush to see if this removes the surface dirt; a mild soap and water solution may also be used. Organic stains resulting from ground in leaves, dirt, or rust will fade over time. DO NOT USE A PRESSURE WASHER or chemicals not specifically designed for cleaning concrete.
  • Salt, ice melt, other artificial chemicals and even pet urine may damage the concrete surface. Please be sure to wash the surface immediately after contact with any of these items. Never apply deicers containing ammonium sulphate or ammonium nitrate.
  • Concrete is a porous surface, it is recommended to elevate potted plants from the concrete surface to allow air circulation and prevent staining; you may also consider placing an outdoor mat under a grill to prevent possible grease and food stains.
  • As the concrete cures, "dries" it shrinks, ALL concrete WILL crack due to this fact. We take great care to place cuts in strategic locations to control and conceal cracking as the concrete cures. Occasionally a crack will leave the control cut, however, they should never expand or result in vertical movement between panels due to the rebar reinforcement within the concrete.
  • Occasional "pop-outs" or chips may occur. Pop-outs may appear as a small blemish in the concrete surface and are relatively rare. These do not affect the structural integrity or stability of the product. Pop-outs are most often a result of road salt dripping onto the concrete surface from your vehicle. Keeping your concrete sealed is the best defense against pop-outs.
  • Anything that limits the amount of water on or around the concrete will lengthen its service life. This is where sealers come to your concrete's rescue. Eaves and downspouts are effective in channeling the water away from concrete surfaces.

Your concrete will be sealed upon job completion and will require future applications. For a period of three years from the date of completion we will be happy to address any product defects in excess of normal wear and tear by DOT sate guidelines.

To schedule a reseal of your concrete please contact our office for quote.

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