Chances are if you have concrete surfaces in or outside your home or business you chose that material for its long-lasting durability. If your concrete was installed properly, you will get years of beautiful use out of it. If your concrete was poured incorrectly or not sealed properly, you may have a different experience.
If your concrete is older than you can remember or wasn’t installed correctly by a professional then you may be noticing cracks or chips. Over time these will continue to worsen if not addressed.
Even the most durable of materials hit their limits and with concrete, there may come a time when it needs to be either patched, replaced, or resurfaced.
Resurfacing your concrete is a cost-effective repair option that leaves you with a brand-new floor. Concrete resurfacing involves pouring a new layer over top of your existing concrete, covering chips, cracks, and blemishes.
While concrete resurfacer dries to look just like concrete, it’s actually not concrete. If you tried to resurface a floor using normal concrete, it would crack and break. But the resurfacer is engineered to adhere to the existing concrete, creating a solid structure.
So What Exactly is Concrete Resurfacer?
Resurfacer isn’t actually a lot different from concrete. Just like most concrete, it contains Portland cement and sand. In addition to those, however, it contains polymer modifiers and other additives to give it its special bonding properties.
It’s safe to walk on after about 6 hours and can be driven on after a day.
Once it’s dry, it’ll look just like normal concrete. Though a resurfacer mix is more expensive than a traditional concrete mix, much less is required for a resurfacing job.
Is Concrete Resurfacing Right for Me?
While concrete resurfacing does a great job of repairing some cracks, chips, and uneven spots that patchwork can’t fix, it does have its limits. Depending on the quality of the foundation, the age of the concrete, and a few additional factors, concrete resurfacing may or may not be the way to go.
The best way to find out is to have it inspected by a concrete professional.
At Select Flooring, we provide a wide range of concrete services, including concrete resurfacing in Ohio. In addition to restoring damaged concrete, resurfacing can be used to add beautiful stamped concrete patterns and more.
To get the most out of your concrete, contact Select Flooring Systems today!