Water-repellent coatings or sealers can help prevent damage from freeze/thaw cycles and salting. They deter water from getting into the surface pores. Newly cured concrete should have a period of air-drying before being sealed.
Do not use salt or other deicers during the first winter. Use sand instead to improve traction. Even light applications of salt, or salt carried on cars may cause severe scaling of newly placed concrete. Fertilizers are not an acceptable deicer as they can stain or discolor concrete.
Proper drainage should be maintained to avoid saturation of concrete.
We deliver concrete to Pierce, South King, Lewis and Thurston Counties. Upon request, we can go almost anywhere. We are capable of pouring in remote wilderness areas, on barges in our waterways or whatever your need is. We will try our best to accommodate you.