You may know your concrete needs resurfacing but have questions about the process. Concrete is one of the most commonly used building materials, and for good reason! It’s meant to last throughout the ages and function as a strong substance. Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever, but we’re here to help. Keep reading to learn the signs of concrete aging and what can lead to a need to resurface. Visit our blog for more information about caring for your concrete.
Aging concrete can show itself in a variety of ways, one of the most common being cracks. Small surface cracks can be easy to fix, but once it gets bad enough, it might be time for resurfacing. If you’ve got big cracks in your driveway or patio, weeds sprouting through, and it’s becoming an eyesore, never fear. While complete replacements can be expensive, often a resurface job will do the trick in less time, money and effort. Similarly, learn the differences between repair and replacement jobs for garage floors on this blog post.
Let’s walk through the steps involved in bringing your concrete new life with a resurfacing job. First, your team will ensure the concrete is spotless with a fresh power wash to remove the dirt and grime. The cracks in the surface are primed, reinforced, and covered with a coat of polymer concrete that’s smoothed out to be even with the rest of the driveway. Holes are fixed similarly, this time with an epoxy mortar.
After all the repairs are done, the entire surface is covered with a spray-on polymer concrete and finished with a trowel. At this point, the homeowner can choose to add a decorative color to the surface, or just seal it for protection. After curing, your driveway, patio or other concrete surface is ready to use!
Does this sound like a complicated process? Don’t worry, we’re ready to help. At Tolley Concrete, we have years of experience in crack repair, concrete replacement, and resurfacing, and can help you choose what’s best for your needs. Contact us today for a free quote.