Ensure statuary or bench is placed on a sturdy and level base of aggregate or stone throughout the frost-free months. Statuary or benches placed on grass or soil are not recommended.
Before winter or first frost, statuary and benches should be raised off of the ground surface with risers to prevent it from soaking up moisture and freezing, which could cause crumbling on the bottom of the piece.[clear]
Do not cover statuary or bench with plastic in the winter, as this may cause the piece to retain moisture which may then freeze. Campania Covers may be used as they are one way breathable (allow trapped moisture out, but rain and dust cannot enter) or if the piece permits, it may be stored indoors.[clear]
Ensure statuary and benches are kept clear from harsh salts and chemicals, as these may damage the stains and/or concrete[clear]