With dropping temperatures, fluctuating freeze-thaw cycles and numerous other factors, winter weather in Edmonton can take a toll on your concrete. Concrete shrinkage and expansion are inevitable with our changing climate. Still, fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to reduce their impact on your concrete. In addition, working with a professional concrete contractor like ProZone to maintain your commercial property can help your concrete be sealed and prepared for our harsh winters. Below we’ll cover some best practices to protect your concrete better and how ProZone can help if damage occurs. Continue reading to learn more! 

How to Protect Your Concrete:

Protecting and maintaining your concrete is ultimately the best practice you can implement to extend the life of your concrete. If you do spot damage or cracks, our team is here to help you patch and repair your concrete. Use the following tips below and work with ProZone’s experienced tradespeople to ensure your commercial property’s concrete is protected this winter.

  • Lay a Strong Foundation: At the beginning of your concrete construction, it’s essential to partner with a contractor who understands your needs for durability. A reputable concrete contractor like ProZone can make a significant difference in the longevity and durability of your concrete. So before you pour your concrete, research and work with ProZone for high-quality concrete, as this will save you time and money in repairs later on.
  • Don’t Skip Out on Maintenance: Despite concrete’s rugged and dense appearance, it’s very porous. That’s why shovelling snow off your concrete as soon as possible is essential, as snow can lead to water penetrating your concrete and freezing, which leads to cracking. In addition to snow removal, addressing stains and other minor issues can extend your concrete’s lifespan regardless of the season. 
  • Use Sealants Cautiously: Before tackling concrete sealing on your own, consult with the professionals at ProZone. Not all sealants are created equal; some can cause moisture retention and other issues. Get the team at ProZone to inspect your concrete first and then work with us to complete a proper coating. Our experienced tradespeople can apply the coating properly for the best results and ensure the right type is used for your concrete mix, property, and vulnerabilities.
  • Pay Attention to Drainage: If you’re facing recurring concrete cracking that may be a sign, you need to investigate nearby water sources and potential drainage issues. Keeping moisture and water away from your concrete is the best way to prevent damage. Correcting potential drainage or slope issues on your property may involve levelling your concrete, redirecting downspouts, or adjusting the slope. Regardless of what is causing the drainage issues on your property, it’s best to get ProZone’s skilled concrete finishers involved to correct it as soon as possible before further action is required. 

Even if you implement the above best practices, your concrete may still become damaged. If you notice any drainage, cracking, chipping, slope problems, or other issues, reach out to ProZone! Our team is equipped to handle any necessary concrete repairs you may be facing. For all your concrete repair requirements in Edmonton, trust the pros at ProZone!

Professional Concrete Repairs in Edmonton

ProZone offers Edmonton commercial property owners various concrete services, including repair, maintenance, and installation. From custom-stamped concrete and driveway repairs to trip hazard removal and curb and gutter work, the highly skilled team at ProZone is ready to help! In addition to our numerous concrete services, our team is available for 24/7 commercial snow removal, asphalt repairs, and much more! If your concrete requires serious maintenance, contact ProZone today