White stain is one of the most troublesome cosmetic defects on masonry. The French have a word for it is efflorescence, which means “to flower out.”
This is a reaction to when the masonry surface meets moisture. When the water dries, it can leave behind salt, and the deposits are an eyesore.
Although the efflorescence effect is naturally occurring, it doesn’t mean you have to live with it. There are ways to reduce its likelihood of happening in the first place and address it when it manifests itself.
Concrete is a mainstay of modern life, which is why it’s used in almost every imaginable structure – from skyscrapers to driveways. But what is this wonder material really made of, and why is it so ubiquitous and durable?
Spotting clear signs of aging on your driveway can have you wanting to get it fixed in a hurry. One of the biggest advantages of an asphalt driveway is that it can be easily fixed. However, once it reaches the end of its 12-year (on average) lifespan, it will need to be resurfaced.
There are so many ways to make your home a little “greener.” Now, you can even make your driveway be more environmentally friendly. With the cost of concrete driveway construction steadily increasing, it may even be worth it to look into eco-friendly driveways for your next exterior remodeling project.