Why a Sidewalk Coating Is Essential This Spring

calander Mar 12 , 2021 user-iconAnderson Painting
People walking on sidewalk

At first glance, a sidewalk might seem like little more than an avenue to get someone from point A to point B. While this description is accurate, it’s also reductive. For one thing, a sidewalk must also be sturdy and safe for pedestrians to tread upon -- a lopsided, sinking sidewalk won’t do. On top of that, sidewalks offer aesthetic value as well, creating boundaries, leading people from one area to another, and, in some cases, complementing the surrounding scenery. So, whether you’re a homeowner, business owner, or both, taking care of your sidewalks and/or walkways is just as important as maintaining other portions of your property. One of the best ways to fortify and beautify your sidewalk is to coat it with quality materials.

The Benefits of Sidewalk Coating

Inspect Your Sidewalk for Winter Damage

Making a point to coat your sidewalk this spring will force you to take a close look at your sidewalk's current condition. After all, these coatings should not be applied until after your walkways are cleaned and repaired. Harsh winter weather can do serious damage to your sidewalks, so the sooner you inspect and mend these surfaces, the better -- spring offers the perfect opportunity to get started.

Set Your Business or Home Apart

If the sidewalks and walkways surrounding your business are under your jurisdiction, you can enhance your location’s exterior via specialty sidewalk coatings. Like other concrete floor coatings, sidewalk coatings come in a variety of colors and texture options, allowing you to make a bold statement and entice more customers. The same can be said for homeowners who wish to enhance their property’s curb appeal. You might, for instance, use sidewalk coatings to match or contrast your home’s exterior -- there are so many aesthetic possibilities, and spring is a great time to update your space.

Keep Employees and Customers Safe

With warmer weather comes increased foot traffic to businesses everywhere. If your location’s walkways are in a state of disrepair, you might discourage customers from entering your store and put them at risk of slips, trips, and falls. Either way, a beaten up, ugly sidewalk is a liability. Hiring reliable commercial painters to coat your sidewalks will help create a smoother, slip-resistant, level surface. These coatings also prevent pitting and cracking while strengthening the overall integrity of your sidewalks. Ultimately, applying sidewalk coatings this spring will reduce liability, increase safety, boost your reputation, and extend the lifespan of your walkways.

Protect Your Walkways from Warmer Weather

Speaking of protecting your sidewalks, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your walkways if they’re not well-guarded. And considering that sidewalks simply rest out in the open all day, the more you can shield them from the spring and summer sun, the better. Of course, the sun isn’t the only seasonal threat to consider -- pests and heavy rains can wreck or sidewalk, too. Fortunately, quality concrete coatings create a barrier that prevents pests and moisture from gaining entry.

Springtime is the perfect time to think about investing in commercial and residential exterior painting projects. Make sure sidewalk coating is included in your checklist this spring. At Anderson Painting, we use Penntek polyurea coatings to protect and enhance sidewalks, patios, garage floors, basement floors, and other concrete surfaces. To learn more about us and all we do, call today at 919-610-1855 or email us at info@andersonpaintingnc.com!