Concrete can be very expensive. Because of the cost of pouring new concrete, many homeowners find that concrete resurfacing is an inexpensive alternative that allows them to enjoy the same benefits of having new concrete for less than the cost of new concrete. Since concrete resurfacing is cost effective and provides an excellent result, homeowners as well as city management professionals are choosing to go with resurfacing rather than laying new concrete. For homeowners who are looking for the perfect do it yourself project, many find that resurfacing is a task that they can handle easily and efficiently.
When concrete becomes flaky, scaled, cracked, or in otherwise need
of repair, resurfacing is often the best choice of repair. It is
also a good idea to resurface your concrete as soon as you notice
that it is becoming weakened or damaged, rather than putting the
project off for a later date. If you leave concrete problems for
very long, you'll find that the damage will become too severe to
repair on your own. Taking care of minor problems as they arise
is the best way to prevent future trouble later, and one of the
best ways to make those repairs is through concrete resurfacing.
You can purchase mixes that are already pre-packaged for your resurfacing
repairs, or you can create your own. The basic ingredients needed
for repairs are Portland cement, aggregates, sand, and water. However,
you'll find that you can purchase the mix very inexpensively. Before
you begin to resurface the concrete you will need to identify the
source of the problem. If you are experiencing a lot of cracking
in your concrete, the problem may be that the concrete was never
sealed or is being exposed to freezing temperatures. Resurfacing
is the best and most effective method for repairing weakened concrete.
If the cracks are too severe, it may be necessary for the slab to
be replaced. If the concrete slab is on a poor sub grade the cracks
If you are simply tired or bored of your concrete you may want
to consider resurfacing with an acid stain or a dye. This type of
resurfacing is not used for structural defects with your concrete,
but rather to beautify your structures. From garage floors, patios
and pool decks, to interior structures concrete resurfacing can
create a wide variety of looks, feels, and textures that resemble
everything from wood and stucco to granite and marble. For those
who truly want the look of a new floor or to add sparkle and life
to their concrete surfaces, resurfacing with dye or acid stain is
an excellent option.
Many people are thrilled to restore their concrete to its original
condition, however many are still unaware of the amazing potential
they can achieve with acid staining, dyes, stamping, and stenciling.
The results are astounding and are awe inspiring, as many people
simply do not realize that concrete has the potential to look so
beautiful. After resurfacing, your choice of sealant will also determine
the amount of shine that your finished project has. You can choose
to seal your concrete with a hard protective finish, or even go
for a glossy appearance that looks wet to the touch. Whether repairing
damaged concrete or looking for a new way to revitalize an old look,
you'll find that concrete resurfacing will meet all of your expectations.