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Resealing and Coloring Stamped Concrete – Kansas City

Here is a video I put together of some recoloring and sealing stamped concrete patios that have faded.  Some are fixes that other contractors or homeowners messed up when trying to reseal that we had to help them fix…but that’s ok.

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Sealer for Stamped Concrete – Incompatability issues

resealing stamped concrete in Kansas City

resealing stamped concrete in Kansas City

Most home owners want to reseal their stamped concrete periodically as they should to insure protection and beauty.  The problem arises when the homeowner goes to the local Home Depot or Lowes and grabs a sealer to reseal their patio for a small weekend project.  This can be an expensive mistake;

  • Big box stores don’t carry the type and quality of sealers that decorative concrete installers prefer to use
  • What type of sealer was initially used on the stamped concrete???

Every concrete contractor in Kansas City that I know uses a solvent based cure and seal on stamped concrete patios.  There are basically two main types of sealers for concrete that you will find.

  1. Solvent based sealers which come in metal cans and require xylene for cleanup.  These are the ones used for stamped concrete in the KC area.
  2. Water based sealers which come in plastic containers and are water clean up.

If you use the wrong sealer your stamped concrete sealer could cloud or peal up.  Just do a little research to find what was previously used and buy from a specialty concrete products retailer such as Decorative Concrete Supply in Lenexa or hire a professional that has these products readily on hand…we get contractor pricing on products and will be able to reseal your stamped concrete without the issues or worries.

Concrete sealing Kansas City

People of the Kansas City Metro, take this as a warning. Seal your concrete now!!! Every spring we get calls about how concrete has been pitted and chipped after a long winter. With some simple preventative care your concrete can be protected throughout the winter. By the way i’ve done the research and the KC area has some of the worst weather conditions in terms of freeze thaw cycles.  Freeze thaw? What does this mean?  Let me break it down for you quite simply.  Concrete is a porous product (pour a cup of water on your driveway and watch it dissappear) so when we have moisture and then it freezes at night the water expands by about 10%.  I.E it has nowhere to go so it blows up your concrete.  Get your concrete sealed so you don’t have to deal with this issue.  You can find more information at Kansas City Concrete.

By the way don’t believe the co’s that say ‘seal your concrete once and for all’, ‘lifetime warranty’….it’s not even logical for someone to provide you a warranty on a product they didn’t even install (the concrete).  THINK ABOUT IT.