When your concrete looks a little worse for wear, you can count on Epoxy Flooring Florida for all your concrete resurfacing needs! Concrete resurfacing is great for fixing minor cracks, chips, and other blemishes without removing and repressing the concrete slab. The process is quick and easy and more cost-effective than any other method. Concrete resurfacing involves a cement-based overlay mixed with other bonding agents to give a new, smooth look to your concrete while adding strength and durability. Concrete resurfacing last for many years, most up to 15 years or more, and can come in many designs. You can choose a stamped concrete overlay to give a new look or add some color for a whole new look! As long as the concrete is structurally sound and only has minor blemishes, it is a great candidate for resurfacing and can save you a ton of money while giving you a great new look!
Common Areas Concrete Resurfacing Is Used
Many different areas can benefit greatly from concrete resurfacing. Driveways, patios, walkways, and pool decks are common places where you can find resurfacing benefits. These areas go through a lot of wear and tear from constant foot traffic, car traffic and parking, and the weather. Resurfacing can fix the small blemishes that can appear in these locations and give some added flair with color or designs if you choose.
Below are the most common places you can utilize concrete resurfacing
Driveways are a common area for concrete resurfacing because of the constant wear that vehicles have on the surface. Not only do you have continuous wear from vehicles and fluids that can leak from them, but you have the harsh weather as well. Constant rain and heat can cause concrete to expand and contract, causing cracks that resurfacing can fix.
Patios have constant foot traffic and patio furniture that can cause cracking, chipping, or other minor blemishes. Unless your patio is covered, it is also subjected to continuous weather, which can cause cracks to form. Resurfacing can make the surface look good as new but can be used for stamped overlays to be added or even colors for a whole new look.
Walkways become cracked and chipped from constant foot traffic, weather, and playing like roller blades or bikes. Your concrete can become damaged or stained, causing it to be an eyesore. Most walkways are the pathway to your front door, and are the first impression of a home, let concrete resurfacing make that impression a great one!
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The Many Benefits of Concrete Resurfacing
Resurfacing your concrete is a cost-efficient way to fix blemished concrete. When you have minor cracks, chipping, stains, or discoloration, concrete resurfacing is a great way to fix them at a fraction of the cost. It is not only time consuming but a significant expense to tear out existing concrete and repour it. Resurfacing takes no time at all and gives the option to add color or stamped overlays for a totally new look at a fraction of the cost.
Choosing to tear out old concrete and completely replace the slab will cost a fortune. A simple resurfacing job can be completed much faster but will be done without breaking the bank!
A Fresh Look
Not only is resurfacing an easy and budget-friendly way to give a better look to your concrete, but you can also personalize it. You can opt for a smooth, grey surface or even add different colors or designs. You can choose a stamped overlay pattern that can mimic the look of stone, brick, or wood for an elegant new look at a fraction of the actual materials’ cost.
When your concrete has blemishes, it can lower the slab’s integrity, causing it to become weaker. When you use concrete resurfacing, you are fixing these minor blemishes, but you are also giving added strength and durability to your concrete. Concrete resurfacing provides better quality to your specific and make it last for a decade or more. Resurfacing makes the concrete more resilient, creating a durable surface that will last.
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If you don’t choose concrete resurfacing, the only other option for damaged concrete is tearing up the old slab and making a new one. This is time-consuming to tear up the old concrete, outline the fresh concrete, pour it, and ultimately cure it. While most concrete resurfacing can be completed and ready to dry within a day, a complete replacement can take multiple days to weeks.
One of the best benefits of concrete resurfacing is how easy the maintenance is. Concrete is an easy material to keep clean and looking great and doesn’t require major work to keep it looking great. It is essential to regularly clean your concrete by regular sweeping and the occasional spraying for harder grime. It is suggested that once a year, you seal your concrete to help fight against moisture and make the concrete resistant to UV rays and abrasions.
Concrete Resurfacing Is the Best Option
Concrete Resurfacing Vs. Total Slab Replacement
Total Slab Replacement
Opting for a total slab replacement can cost more than its worth when there are other budget-friendly options. Not only is slab replacement expensive, but it is incredibly time-consuming as well. It takes a significant amount of time to remove the existing slab, outline for the new piece, pour the fresh concrete, and cure it. This process is costly and can be more hassle then what it’s worth.
Concrete resurfacing is a great way to fix minor blemishes to otherwise stable concrete. It can be used in many different areas like patios, walkways, and driveways, to create a smooth and beautiful look to your outdoor spaces. Concrete resurfacing is a cost-effective way to fix these blemishes coming in much less than that of a total slab replacement. There are many different ways you can add flair to your concrete with resurfacing at a fraction of the cost.
Choosing a Professional
It is crucial to choose a professional for your concrete resurfacing projects to ensure your resurfacing project’s safety and quality. Professionals can add color or stamped overlays with no problems to make your area unique and beautiful. Professionals are licensed, bonded, and insured to guarantee the safety of the job and the exceptional quality. There are many kits advertised for resurfacing concrete, but without proper knowledge, there’s room for error that won’t be a worry with a professional.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can Any Concrete Be Resurfaced?
Concrete resurfacing will work on any concrete surface as long as the damage isn’t severe, and the concrete is structurally sound. If your concrete isn’t completely level and is sinking or the concrete has deep cracks, it may not be the right candidate for concrete resurfacing. In these cases, replacement may actually be the best option, but your concrete professional can come and assess your concrete to see what the best course of action is.
Can Resurface My Own Concrete?
Many hardware stores and home improvement stores have concrete resurfacing kits on hand that you can do yourself. There is a specific way to apply the resurfacing product, but there are special surface preparations that need to be done to ensure it will last. There are also special professional-grade tools needed to do a resurfacing job correctly that most homeowners have available.