Imagine a nice day you don’t have to work you have everything cleaned and the house is set. Your friends are going to come over and spend a nice day with you outside in the nice warm air. You go to pull the barbeque pit up so it can be ready and heated by the time your friends arrive, and right there on your concrete you have the most gastly orange eye sore imaginable. Rust has tarnished your beautiful concrete.
Rust is created over time from water and Iron. Simply by setting something metal on your concrete over a large amount of time you can create rust stains.
What else can create rust stains?
Battery Acid- Although not a rust stain Battery Acid stains look very much like rust stains and are worth mentioning. They are caused by you guessed it a leaky battery. Even just your golf carts or 4-wheeler can cause this big streak of yuck.
Irrigation Systems- Many irrigation systems contain trace amounts of Iron and since they also contain water they can easily create rust stains. Everytime the water from your sprinkler hits the concrete or driveway you could unknowingly create rust stains.
Fertilizers- A lot of Fertilizers that are giving your lawns that bright green look are also causing rust stains because they also contain trace amounts of Iron.
The Concrete Itself- Although highly unlikely some contractors think concrete is indestructible. They don’t pay clos