So, you have decided to move! Congratulations! Moving to a new home is an exciting time but can also be stressful. If you are trying to sell your existing home, you will want to do everything you can to make the property more appealing. One way in which to spruce up the outside is to take a look at your concrete. From the driveway and sidewalks to the patios, porches and garage floors, making your concrete look it’s very best will ensure that you receive top dollar for your home.

Sweeping and Clean Up

To get started with the cleanup, sweep off all areas of your home created from concrete. This means sidewalks, patios, porches, walkways, driveways, etc. Every area needs to be swept of debris such as leaves and sticks so that you can check to see if a deep clean is needed. Take time to clean these areas as well by moving toys and any other debris you may find. Once you see what needs more attention, you can get started on even more cleaning methods.

Cleaning up Landscaping

Landscaping is important to the exterior look of your home. When it comes to concrete walkways, many times, portions are covered with overgrowth. This can be from bushes that have not been trimmed or pruned or from grass that may have gotten away from you during the cutting phases. Whatever the case may be, get out the yard equipment and clean up your landscaping.

Creating a clean-cut appearance with your landscaping will allow your concrete walkways, patio, driveway, etc. to stand out. This helps to provide a good first impression to potential home buyers as they arrive at your home.

Power Washing

A deeper clean can be provided the concrete areas of your home with power washing. From light to heavy-duty, power washing can ensure that any dirt and grime is removed from your concrete. Over time, dirt and grime will seep into the crevices of your concrete. With a power washer, you can remove any discoloration due to dirt, mud, leaves or other issues.

Once clean, potential homebuyers will be able to see what your home offers on the outside, which makes your property even more appealing.

Repairing Any Damage

Concrete areas of the home can also be subject to damage. Any small repairs you may have been putting off should be repaired now. It is easy for us to overlook small damaged areas as the homeowner but once new owners are considering a property, they want everything to look perfect.

Take a look around your home. Are there areas of concrete that need to be repaired? If so, consider taking care of them now so that you can add value to your home. Any repairs that you complete will help to add value so that your home will sell.

Taking time to care for your concrete will ensure that your home will sell as you begin to work on any repairs and cleaning that you need.

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Lance Davis is a third generation Concrete Contractor with over 10+ years experience in concrete repair and slabjacking. His company Davis & Sons Concrete has proudly served all of North Central Illinois, Rockford and the outer suburbs - and he would love to hear from you!

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