What You Need to Know About Concrete Resurfacing

Concrete resurfacing is the renewal, restoration or reconstruction of old concrete laden surfaces such as floors, walls, driveways, sidewalks, patios or anything made out of or built with concrete. Old concrete surfaces tend to manifest cracks and defects, imperfection and surface discoloration which most of the time results to unsightly surface areas within homes or buildings. Conventional wisdom and age old practices dictates that old concrete worn out by time and manifesting such surface defects shall be replaced or removed if the main goal is to improve the look of the particular area. But there are certain modern concrete resurfacing procedures that challenge conventional thinking, and instead of totally replacing or removing damaged concrete surfaces, builders, contractors and building owners alike should seriously consider concrete resurfacing. Concrete resurfacing is a great option to look into as the process can rebuild or reconstruct worn out concrete surfaces and transform these into brand new looking surfaces at a fraction of the cost of constructing a new one. Old concrete surfaces can be transformed to look new and even feature decorative exteriors or colored appropriately to blend with the whole structure or surrounding areas. Simply put, concrete resurfacing is a practical solution to your concrete reconstruction needs. Best of all, it saves money, time, and resources and do away with disposal problems normally faced when tearing down large concrete sections.

Concrete resurfacing is about giving old concrete surfaces a new appearance or a concrete facelift so to speak, and resurfacing with a polymer-modified covering or overlay is one of the most effective and popular ways to improve the look of worn out and old concrete areas. This type of concrete overlay also offers great flexibility in terms of color availability and design patterns that owners or contractors can choose from.

The most important thing to consider when you plan to push through with a concrete resurfacing project is to assess the area to be repaired, keep in mind that not all concrete surfaces can be resurfaced and there are certain limitations to this procedure. Hairline cracks, superficial cracks, shrinking or crazing cracks can be plastered with the polymer primer and base coat of the resurfacing material and left to dry for a certain period before applying the polymer-modified overlay material. Large cracks should be repaired instead of just applying the primer and base coat to cover up the damage. Be sure to assess the underlying concrete of the areas or sections to be resurfaced to determine whether it is still strong and does not need total concrete replacement or reconstruction. Do not resurface concrete sections or areas that are heaving or unstable, have large or severe chinks or cracks or manifests damage due to freeze/thaw conditions. Also note that concrete resurfacing is not a solution to underlying soil or concrete base problems.

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