It’s summer, and children are outdoors playing. Whether they’re enjoying swimming in a backyard pool or playing a game of pirates in the yard, little ones tend to go pretty fast, which can result in injury. Today, we’re bringing you some tips to ensure your outdoor patio area is as safe as can be for the whole family. Visit our blog for more safety tips regarding your concrete.
If you’ve been reading our blog a while, you know concrete is a great flooring choice for a number of safety reasons. It can’t trap allergens and dust on the surface, resulting in cleaner air in your home and living spaces. It’s also easy to clean. What happens if your patio is extra slippery though?
Typically, if concrete is slick, it’s due to there being a surface contaminant present. On the road, we feel a lack of stability when oil or water is on the surface. On an outdoor patio, water could make the surface feel slick. Did you know that the concrete itself isn’t what’s slipping, but rather the coating or finish put on the surface?
Sidewalks in industrial areas are typically finished with something to make the surface ridged and give stability and grip, like a bristle broom. So how do you fix a surface that has ridges that have worn down with use?
One easy way to fix the problem is by priming and painting the patio. Grit or a non-slip material can be added to the paint to help create another layer of protection again. Additionally, there are a number of spray-on materials that have non-slick qualities that will go well with concrete patios.
Whether you just need advice or are looking for help on a larger project, contact us today. We’re happy to provide you with a free quote to help make your backyard safer, and more enjoyable, this summer.