As a homeowner or business owner, you care about the exterior appearance of your home or business. Curb appeal is important for the presentation of your home, resale value, or your business’s first impression.
If you have cracked, uneven, broken up, and damaged concrete on your exterior, chances are your curb appeal is taking a real hit. The good news is, that you don’t have to be stuck with damaged concrete. Even on a budget, you have concrete resurfacing options.
An overhaul of your concrete work can be expensive and isn’t always necessary, sometimes concrete resurfacing in Ohio is all you need to repair the damage and have it looking like new.
How Does Concrete Resurfacing Work?
When you completely replace concrete it involves an extensive process of tearing up all the old concrete, hauling it out, preparing the surfacing, and repouring.
In contrast, the process of resurfacing concrete uses the concrete you already have as a base and pours new concrete over top to fix and solidify the damaged concrete. This gives it a like-new appearance and strength with less time, energy, and money.
Preparing For Concrete Resurfacing
Before you resurface your concrete you need to prepare the area a bit. The surface must be free of any loose concrete pieces, debris, dirt, and soap or chemicals. A good power wash is a great way to get your concrete cleaned up and prepared.
What Is Used to Resurface Concrete?
Simply put, concrete resurfacing is a thin cement-based overlay that is mixed with special bonding agents. It is poured over existing concrete and adheres to create a beautiful and smooth new surface. As your new surface dries it gets stronger and more durable.
Benefits of Concrete Resurfacing
Apart from saving you money and upgrading your old and worn-out concrete surfaces, there are many other benefits of concrete resurfacing. In short, concrete resurfacing is easier than breaking apart old concrete and pouring it all over again, it saves time and money, it is resilient to future wear and tear, it allows for custom finishes and it gives you smooth and beautiful new surfaces in and around your home.
If you have cracked, broken, or damaged concrete at your home or business it is worth a call to see if resurfacing could be an option for you. Our team of flooring professionals at Select Flooring Systems can advise you on the best and more cost-efficient method to repair, resurface, or replace your concrete.