Stamped concrete restoration before and after

At GWC Decorative Concrete, we understand the needs of our clients. When we perform a concrete patio repair project we place as much emphasis on the concrete as we do on the comfort of the customer. Understanding that our clients are concerned with the aesthetics of the job site, timeframe, and budget, we focus on keeping mess and debris to a minimum.

GWC Decorative Concrete offers a wide range of concrete patio repair methods to bring your concrete patio back to its original condition and reinforce it to avoid future damage. We specialize in a multitude of methods and materials for your customized concrete patio repairs.

Combat moss, fungi, tough stains, and other debris with our concrete repair and restoration services. Contact us today for a free estimate!

High-Quality Concrete Repair and Restoration Services in the Portland Metro Area since 1997

Before and after patio concrete restoration
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Avoid Concrete Refinishing or Repair with Maintenance

Concrete is an incredibly durable material. As long as it was installed by a professional concrete contractor, it should last for decades.

However, even the strongest materials require proper maintenance and care or else they can wear out and potentially pose problems for the rest of the house.

Keep Your Concrete Clean

Keep the concrete clean and free of debris all year-around. For a stamped or colored concrete surface, it is especially crucial that it is kept clean.

The grooves and textured surfaces can become home for moss or fungi, which can create slippery, unsafe spots on the surface. Use a biodegradable soap or detergent and scrub with a stiff-bristled brush. Once the job is finished, be sure to rinse the area with clean water.

Alternatively, a professional pressure washer can clean all concrete surfaces and make sure that there are no signs of wear in them.

Reseal Your Concrete Periodically

A concrete contractor is best for resealing a driveway, patio, or any other concrete pad.

When the concrete is resealed, it is protected from Portland’s long rainy season, freeze-thaw issues, and any chemicals it is exposed to. If the concrete has been colored, resealing will help maintain its beauty in addition to protecting its structural integrity. Homeowners are also able to apply sealers, but they need to contact a concrete contractor to verify which chemicals are the best for their concrete and climate.

Properly Clean Concrete Stains

To keep concrete clean and fresh-looking, homeowners need to use the proper cleaning agents. For oil and grease stains in the driveway or carport, alkaline degreasers work best. Degreasers also work well for soot, in cases where a portable fire pit is used on a concrete patio.

Oxalic acid is the best cleaner on concrete that has been stained with rust. Rust can bury deep into concrete, so the earlier it is cleaned the better.

In the unfortunate incident where a concrete surface has been spray painted, use a cleaner with potassium hydroxide. Let the hydroxide soak into the paint for several hours prior to pressure washing. Once the concrete has been washed, apply an acid neutralizer. For this problem, it is best to contact a professional pressure-washing contractor.