Concrete is a major structural material in your home. It provides strength and durability for the foundation. Your concrete requires minimal care. It should be kept free of accumulated dirt and debris. Oil, grease stains and standing water should be removed. Concrete cleaners are available at home centers and hardware stores. In the extreme variations of temperature humidity in this area, minor cracks and surface color variations in concrete are normal and unavoidable. Small cracks, which are the result of contraction and expansion of the concrete, are characteristic of concrete and do not affect its performance or durability.

The driveways and walkways in your home are designed for residential use. Do not permit large trucks or delivery vans to use your driveway.