Keep vehicles off freshly placed concrete for at least 7 days.
Freshly placed concrete should be sealed after allowing a minimum of 30 days to air dry. This in addition to the curing compound used on the first day. Consider re-sealing aged concrete every several years or as wear in high traffic areas begins to show. Follow manufacturer’s recommendations (contact Morgan Sand & Gravel to purchase this product).
Sealing is a process where a protective coating or penetrating water repellent material is applied to keep moisture and contaminates out of the concrete.
The use of down spouts can help ensure that drain water does NOT undermine the slab which can cause settlement cracks.
Prevent snow and ice from accumulating on the concrete especially the first winter. Sand can always be used for traction.
Never use de-icers containing fertilizer ingredients such as ammonium sulfate, ammonium nitrate, calcium chloride, and magnesium chloride. These chemicals WILL ATTACK AND DESTROY CONCRETE BY CHEMICAL REACTION. NEVER USE THESE PRODUCTS!