What You Need to Know About Concrete Resurfacing

Concrete resurfacing is the result of providing driveways, patios, sidewalks, and outdoors an overhaul without replacing or removing damaged concrete.  What happens is that new concrete is poured over sunken or cracked concrete of existing flooring. A decorative element is then added to customize the outcome.

Traditionally, when a concrete flooring is destroyed or damaged, the existing concrete is broken up and then hauled away. New concrete is then poured in the surface to replace the damaged flooring.  This has proven to be a very labor intensive as well as expensive process especially if the area is large.

In contrast, concrete resurfacing is the cheaper alternative in providing a more customized finish.  The process starts with the existence of old and damaged concrete that is cleaned and loose concrete and other debris are shoveled away. The resurfacing concrete material is then poured over the old concrete to cover all the dents, cracks as well as other blemishes on the existing space.  The entire surface is then refinished and decorative elements are added to give it more character.

Concrete resurfacing works best in areas where damage is minor as the process is not equipped to fix huge structural problems.  However, for major cracks or any problems that lie underneath, concrete resurfacing can be used as the flaws will eventually appear.

The materials used for concrete resurfacing can be found in any home depot or home improvement stores.  It is important to note that different products work with different applications so not all of the materials can be used over and over again.  To illustrate, a small project will only need a thin resurfacing material while a project that is of the same size but is thicker will need a more substantial resurfacing material.

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