Are Concrete Coatings Really Necessary?

You may be asking yourself if it is really necessary to seek a concrete coating service for your driveway. Isn’t it just concrete? Look at it this way — it may not be necessary to take care of your car, to provide protective coatings that prolong its lifespan and aesthetic value. No matter what you do or don’t do to protect your car, it will function as a car. The point here is that your car will function better and for a longer period of time when you invest in taking care of it. The same exact principles apply to how you take care of your driveway concrete. It may function just fine for a while without protection, but what if you could extend the life of your concrete by years, or even decades? Sealing your concrete driveway will both extend its expected effective lifespan and keep it looking absolutely fantastic for years to come. 

Why Your Driveway Concrete Needs a Sealer

In addition to enhanced durability, concrete sealers are able to provide your driveway with some invaluable added benefits, such as:

  • Having an improved appearance, including decorative elements such as color and gloss
  • The process of applying a sealer to your driveway is not arduous. It can be completed in a matter of hours by Drake Custom Coatings!
  • Qualified installers will ensure that you get the absolute best performance out of your driveway coatings. 

Types of Concrete Sealers

There are actually several varieties of concrete sealers, each of which have unique properties. The most common sealers are acrylic-resin based, and typically provide the best value for the cost. Acrylics are easily blended with other materials, like epoxies and polyurethanes to improve their performance ability. Drake Custom Coatings uses high-quality materials in our sealing process, reducing the risk of any yellowing occurring, which is common with low-quality acrylic. 

Also available are polyurethanes, epoxies, and other penetrating resins. While these may cost a little more on the front end, they tend to offer much longer protection for your concrete. Many of these sealers are able to penetrate into the concrete and create a propulsive barrier between your driveway and moisture, such as water and oil. 

Is There a “Best Option” for Driveway Concrete Coatings?

The best option for your driveway coating or sealing depends on what is most important to you as a homeowner. To maintain the safest surface, especially if your driveway is on an incline, having a very glossy finish on your concrete also means that it could be very slippery when wet. We will always work with you to ensure that the coatings that we apply are safe for your driveway, and we’ll make sure that any limitations due to architecture are addressed. 

If the appearance of your driveway is your main concern, you have many options! Concrete sealers can provide matte finishes, as well as satin, semi-gloss, gloss, and high-gloss finishes. We have several examples that we can provide you to determine the level of gloss that is right for you.

Finally, if driveway performance is your main concern, we can recommend our longest-lasting sealers. The primary function of these long-lasting sealers is to prolong the life of your concrete as much as possible!

Drake Custom Coatings In Farmington Seals the Deal

Contact Drake Custom Coatings in Farmington, Utah and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free quote for driveway concrete sealing! We look forward to working with you and making your driveway look its best!