Concrete Resurfacing

Do you have concrete inside or outside the home that is looking a little tired or in need of revitalizing? Concrete resurfacing may be the answer.

Why Resurface your Concrete?
Concrete resurfacing is a way of making your tired old concrete look like new once again. It is also an excellent and economical way of increasing the value and live-ability of your home and can be done both outdoors and indoors. Essentially, it is a decorative coating – providing you with a brand new look at a fraction of the cost of removing and replacing the concrete with new concrete or another flooring system.

About Concrete Resurfacing
Concrete resurfacing is generally done using polymer-modified overlay systems or cement-based overlays. Polymer-modified overlays blend polymer resins with cement, sand, and other additives in order to improve performance, wear resistance, and aesthetic qualities. The overlay can be applied in layers as thin as a credit card or up to several inches thick, depending on what is necessary for your concrete.

What is Available in Concrete Resurfacing
Concrete resurfacing is available in a wide range of colors, designs, and textures, to suit any type of decor. Some options include sandstone, granite, brick, and paved finishes. Multiple colors can be used in order to provide an aged look, or you can even recreate the look of stamped concrete. Borders are often done in a different color or pattern in order to bring highlights to the concrete. The work is sealed to ensure that the finish is water resistant and durable. Many resurfacing products are also slip reduced for safety.

What can Concrete Resurfacing be used for?
Resurfacing is best done on surfaces that are clean and structurally sound. Small cracks can be covered by the resurfacing materials but larger cracks will need to be repaired first for optimal results. Be aware that resurfacing will not solve problems that cause damage to your concrete such as underlying soil movement. Aggregate and pebble finishes can be resurfaced. Maintenance is very simple as the sealing of the new surface means that it can simply be hosed down. Stains can be removed with soap and water or with a citrus based cleaner.

Concrete Resurfacing – Best Done by a Professional
Concrete resurfacing, while possible to be applied by the home handyman, is best applied by a professional resurfacing company. This will ensure that you get the best and most long lasting finish possible. For best results engage a professional resurfacing company.