Congratulations on deciding to move!

Moving from one home to another can be fun and exciting. When you finally decide to list your house on the market, you want to make it as appealing as possible for potential home buyers. One area that homeowners often overlook is concrete. From sidewalks to driveways and porches, the concrete areas of your home need to be in good shape to help you make a sale. Below are a few ideas on what you can do to spruce up concrete, with little to no money.


One of the most common options that you can try to spruce up the way concrete looks around your home is with cleaning. Over time, concrete holds onto dirt and grime which makes it appear dingy and stained. With a pressure washer, you can easily remove dirt and refresh any concrete area. A porch can be revitalized with a light power wash.

If you have a long concrete driveway, take a weekend and give it a full cleaning. It will look good as new and make your property more appealing. You can also use a pressure washer on sidewalks and patios. Think of concrete areas you have in your home and start cleaning. If you do not own a pressure washer, you can rent one when you are ready to get started.


Another option for concrete areas of the home is painting. In older homes, concrete porches are common and often times, they are painted. If you have a painted porch that needs sprucing up, give it a fresh coat of paint. This will cost very little and will do wonders on how your porch looks to potential home buyers.

You may even have columns or other areas that are painted that have chips or stains. Take time to clean or repaint these places to freshen them up.

Repair Work

It is also important to focus on concrete repair work. If you have damaged concrete, it may cause you to lose out on potential home buyers. Look around the exterior of your home. Is your sidewalk cracked or buckling? Do you have large cracks in your driveway? You have lived in the same home for so long, you may not notice these imperfections. However, home buyers will be looking for them.

Walk around your home and look at it as a potential buyer. What sticks out? What can you repair yourself? By taking time to review your concrete areas, you can make decisions before listing your home. This way, the imperfections are no longer there, and more people will be interested in your property.

These are just a few examples of what you can do to spruce up the concrete of your home when preparing to sell. Take your time and make all necessary repairs and handle cleaning needs before listing. This way, your home is as perfect as it can be and you are better able to sell your home once it is listed.

Meet Lance Davis


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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