is an important step in the process of caring for your concrete. Like all exterior building materials, concrete is constantly exposed to damage from weather, the elements, erosion, cracking, slipping, and normal wear and tear. Many driveways and commercial sidewalks bear the evidence of this continuous onslaught in the form of gouges, cracks, and faded patches. Broken pavement can detract from the value of your property and even pose a safety hazard if it is not remedied or resurfaced in time. Unfortunately, once your cement has sustained significant damage, it may need to be replaced entirely. But if your concrete is still in relatively good shape, you can prevent damage entirely by sealing it. There is a wide variety of concrete sealers available on the market. Penetrating sealers are most commonly used for enhancing the durability of the concrete and protecting it against damage. The best of these sealers are not surface sealers but actual penetrating sealers that react chemically within the substrate of the concrete, sometimes several inches down, to internally bind and close off the concrete from outside elements. Other sealers, such as film-forming sealers, are more commonly used on decorative concrete and add a glossy finish that adds to the luster of the color or stain used beneath. These types of sealers also provide much of the same durability offered by penetrative sealers, effectively locking the concrete away beneath a protective coating that rebuffs water, erosion, and normal wear and tear. Polyurethanes, acrylics, and epoxies are film-forming sealers. Most home owners who have concrete on their properties are most familiar with epoxies, as these types of coverings are commonly used to seal garage floors, driveways, and other surfaces that see regular vehicular traffic. Paver sealing on your property is hugely important for a number of reasons. First and foremost, as noted above, it improves the aesthetic appearance and value of the property by giving your pavement a much more professional veneer. But in addition to this, arguably the most important reason to seal your concrete is the protection factor. Sealed concrete withstands the ravages of time and weather. Concrete that has not been sealed simply won't stand up to these same hardships and won't last nearly as long. In other words, you are protecting your financial investment by sealing concrete wherever you have it, whether it's indoors, outdoors, on your driveway, or in your backyard. If you want to protect your investment, don't wait. Contact Restoracrete today. We will walk you through the variety of options available to you, including different staining and sealing options, and determine which steps will best meet your needs. We look forward to hearing from you. Call now at 1-866-446-8873 to get in touch with our team.