Concrete is made to last a long time, but it won’t last forever. Eventually, cracks and chips will begin to form. Actually, a degree of cracking is natural in concrete, even when it’s new. However, these cracks are thin and generally only noticeable if you’re looking for them.
Should the cracks start to deepen, and your concrete’s surface become uneven, however, it may be time for some work to be done. But before you go and replace your concrete surface, you should consider concrete resurfacing.
Concrete resurfacing uses a special compound that goes over existing concrete. Though resurfacer dries to look like normal concrete, it’s a little different. It’s specifically designed to bond with existing concrete, creating a smooth, seamless finish.
Despite not actually being concrete, it can still be stylized, finished, and textured just like normal concrete. Alternatively, you can leave it unfinished.
Is Concrete Resurfacing Right for Me?
Concrete resurfacing is best utilized for surface damage and mid-sized cracks. Deep cracks that go all the way to the base of the concrete may reappear after resurfacing. This is especially true if the foundation is uneven and/or there is severe structural damage. Ultimately, a concrete flooring professional can help you decide whether resurfacing is an option for you.
When considering resurfacing your concrete, you should always utilize a pro. Concrete resurfacer is a complex compound that forms a strong bond with existing concrete. If it’s applied wrong, you could end up with a serious mess on your hands.
At Select Flooring Systems, we provide a variety of systems that allow our customers to get the most out of their concrete flooring. For concrete finishing and concrete resurfacing in Ohio, you can trust in Select Flooring Systems.