Here at Smith Evergreen, we know some people have trouble removing sealer from their concrete in Richmond. At times it can get quite complex if you don’t know what you're doing and can lead to a variety of issues with your sealer. If you aren’t careful you might have to have some other things done to prevent long-lasting issues from arising. It is important to do some research or have a professional team like Smith Evergreen come out and handle it for you. We specialize in things like this and have the proper tools and state-of-the-art technology to ensure it is getting done correctly and efficiently.
Smith Evergreen Concrete sealers in Richmond are meant to last for an incredibly long period of time. This is to ensure they are in good condition for as long as possible. This can be a benefit if you are looking to keep them and they can surely live on past your expectations. When it comes to removal however it can be a different story. A concrete sealer is applied to protect the concrete against the weather in Richmond. Freezing, thawing, abrasion, UV damage you name it. Concrete sealers get the job done. If they are mixed and applied correctly they are outstanding for protecting your concrete. They also help in the battle against water damage as well. However unless you have opted to use penetrating sealers, concrete sealers have a time limit. They don’t last forever and the time comes when you have to remove them and replace them so that your concrete isn’t at risk.
Ways we go about removing concrete sealers in Richmond began with acid etching. This can be a tricky task for the average homeowner but if you are up for it you are able to do it yourself. The process starts off with diluting the acid to minimize the potential danger of using it. Then we would spray it all over the concrete and begin a scrubbing process to get off the concrete sealers. Once that is done we want to make sure it is done thoroughly and we begin to spray it once more to get it done with the concrete edges. This process will remove the concrete sealer completely from the concrete. Ensuring that none of the old remnants of the concrete sealer are left behind and you can go on to replace it for another long-lasting fresh batch. You want to ensure you are getting your concrete sealers from a reliable source so that they have a better chance of testing the times. If you get a bad batch, they most likely won’t last as long or be as durable. Once the concrete sealer has been removed, you want to let the surface dry before you add new ones completely. If it is wet or has any objects obstructing it applying the new concrete sealer will not be as effective and cause further problems down the line. So it's best to be safe than sorry.
If you have any questions about removing concrete sealers in Richmond, please feel free to reach out to Smith Evergreen in Richmond today. We are more than happy to answer your questions and get you on the right track to removing your concrete sealers. Whether you do it yourself or have us do it for you, we are more than happy to fill you in on the information and the process involved.