What to Do with Damaged Concrete
With the ice and snow all gone and warmer temperatures upon us, many are noticing some new cracks and damage in their exterior concrete. While a little cracking is to be expected in any concrete, it reaches a point where it becomes unsightly.
The question is, what can you do about it? The truth is, there are a few options depending on your situation. Let’s take a closer look!
Concrete Crack Repair
The longer you leave cracks unattended, the worse they will get. It’s best to tend to them quickly. If you have a notable crack or three, but the rest of the surface looks fine, some concrete crack repair should be able to take care of the situation.
While it doesn’t always look the best, it’s quick, and it’s cheap. With some concrete stain or coating, the appearance can be made more cohesive.
For a more dramatic improvement, concrete resurfacing can be a great balance between affordability and appearance. Concrete resurfacing applies a special compound across the top of the concrete that bonds with the concrete underneath. When it dries, it looks like freshly laid concrete.
As long as the general foundation is solid, concrete resurfacing is a viable option for those needing to redo their concrete floors, driveways, and more. Just like normal concrete, concrete resurfacer can be stamped, stained, sealed, etc.
Concrete Staining and Coating
If your concrete looks a little worn, uneven, or just kind of plain, some concrete stain and/or coating can help dramatically improve the appearance and even things out. Concrete stain and sealing can also help mask cracks, provide better protection, and help your concrete last longer.
Even if your current concrete is in perfectly fine condition, concrete staining and coating can take it to another level.
Who to Hire
When it comes to concrete work, it’s a job best left to professionals. A professional flooring contractor can assess the current condition of your concrete and recommend the best option to move forward with. Just make sure to choose one that’s reputable and versatile in their abilities.
At Select Flooring Systems, we provide a range of concrete services, from staining and sealing to general concrete repair in Ohio. Contact us today and bring your concrete back to life.