If you have a big enough porch, it can be a nice place to sit and relax or even hang out with friends. This also applies to your front steps so just as you take care of your porch, you should take care of your front steps as well.
- Clean your front steps every week. To drive away dirt and grime from dominating your concrete steps, you should be cleaning it on a regular basis. Dust it off then scrub it clean to maintain its appearance.
- Repairing cracks as they appear. Check also if your concrete stairs have cracks on its edges and other corners. Filling it out will prevent water intrusion which may cause problems with the subgrade. Even small cracks will expand over time which may cause someone to trip or fall in your concrete stairs.
- Seal the joints. These portions are also important so by sealing the joints in your concrete also prevents water intrusion, weed infestation and dominance of dirt in your steps.
- Seal the surface. Sealing the entire concrete surface also avoids the possibility of moist infiltration in your porch steps. By filling it out, your stairs will have a higher chance of not being stained and tainted.
The quality of a properly maintained concrete steps depends on your brand of sealer. If your porch steps are more of a decorative type, you have to check out what’s applicable to your concrete stairs like the choice of colour for example. Before you buy, make sure that the sealer brand can stand all the weather challenges such as rain, flood and extreme light — these are some factors that affect the durability and condition of your outdoor stairs. When applying the sealers, make sure to remove all the dirt and stain. Be precise in filling out the cracks, joints and surfaces. These details matter because it is open to any dirt and grime domination once it is neglected again then double check your work before finishing.