If You Want To Revamp Your Driveway How Much Does Concrete Sealing Cost?
When considering whether concrete sealing is right for your home, like many homeowners you will stop and think for a moment and say to yourself – how much does concrete sealing cost? Will the concrete sealing process will give you value for money and a return on your investment? We all have a budget to adhere to, but as home owners it’s still important to invest wisely in the home in order to improve it for yourself and your family and also to add value to the sales price should you ever decide to sell.
While concrete sealing will definitely improve how your driveway, walls and walkways look, it is reasonable to question what it will set you back and what impact it will have on your home finances. Knowing what it costs will help you when you obtain quotes from suppliers in your area so that you are in a position to evaluate whether in fact you are getting a fair price for the size of the work.
To help you make an informed decision about whether to proceed with a quote from a professional concrete sealing service, there are a couple of things you can take into account. Firstly, you need to think about the size of the area, the condition of the area being treated (and if any remedial or preparation work needs to be done before the concrete sealant can be applied) and what type of sealant is going to be used.
As professionals, we’re more than happy to answer any questions and provide a quote before starting any work. We understand that every decision a home owner makes about improvements needs to be carefully weighed against the benefits of the investment. Even though we always recommend a sealed driveway, it’s still important to source quotes and understand what the process involves.
A Job We Always Do Right
What you do need to know upfront is that some people will promise you one thing and deliver another. In fact, we’ve seen people in the industry who do shoddy work because they spend as little time as possible on the job so that they can almost get money for nothing. Usually, this is because they haven’t done a good enough pressure cleaning job, or because they haven’t left the drive way to dry for at least 24 hours before proceeding with the sealing layer.
Even before adding one of our clear coat or coloured layers of concrete sealant, we carefully pressure clean the entire driveway and get rid of as much debris and staining as we possibly can. Then we leave it to dry out for 24 hours. This is the minimum time we allow, but it does provide a really good surface for our final layers of great quality sealant. If we don’t allow the driveway enough time to dry, it can result in moisture being trapped underneath the sealant and create a cloudy appearance.
You might need to park your car on the road or at a neighbour’s house for a day or two, but isn’t that small hassle worth a driveway that looks fantastic? For us, it’s about a job done right the first time, and if that takes a little more time and care, then we’re all for it!