What are the Benefits of Concrete Resurfacing?
Are your concrete surfaces looking old, worn or dirty? Whether you have
concrete surfaces indoors or outdoors that are in need of refreshing,
the look of dull concrete can affect the overall aesthetics of any home
and irritate homeowners to no end. Many people will decide to rip out
the concrete and have it completely redone from start to finish, or they
will buy concrete mix and try to pour it on top of the old surface. The
first option of starting fresh is not a bad idea, but it is completely
unnecessary. The second option of pouring new concrete on top of old concrete
is a very bad one. This doesn’t work as well as you would expect
it to, because concrete does not contain bonding agents and it will not
adhere to the surface beneath it. This results in crumbling and an even
bigger headache for the homeowner. This is where
concrete resurfacing comes in. What is concrete resurfacing? Simply put it’s a thin cement
based overlay with special bonding agents that is poured over existing
concrete. Here’s a quick guide that will fill you in on all the
benefits of concrete resurfacing.
It’s Economical & Doesn’t Break Your Bank Account
In comparison to other solutions that fix worn out and cracked concrete,
resurfacing is very cost efficient. The overall cost can be up to three
times less than ripping up and replacingold concrete. You save money on
the cost of materials and labor while still achieving the look of a brand
new surface. Concrete resurfacing can also be used to repair old surfaces
as well as hide damage, so you get more for your money. Whether you need
a garage floor, basement floor, patio, deck or pool coated, concrete resurfacing
saves you time, money and it leaves your surface looking brand new!
It’s Easy to Apply & Saves Time
Resurfacing products are self-leveling, which means that there isn’t
an extensive amount of work necessary to create a smooth and level surface.
The main thing that needs to be done is to make sure that the resurfacing
product is spread around the entire surface. Instead of spending time
and money on trying to repair cracked concrete or ripping out an old surface
and having it re-poured consider concrete resurfacing, which upgrades
the look and hides any prior imperfections or cracks.
It Allows for Different Designs & Colors for more Aesthetically Pleasing Finishes
Do you want a marble floor without paying the price of actual marble?
Or maybe you prefer sandstone, brick, granite, or a specific color? The
beauty of concrete resurfacing is that it can be tinted with special colorants
or stamped with patterns or finishes. This allows you to customize your
concrete floors and achieve the design and ambiance you’re specifically
looking for without paying the price of the expensive materials.
Increases Resilience to Future Wear & Tear
The materials used in concrete resurfacing are very durable and some can
even be stain resistant. Triad’s heavy-duty epoxy-based systems
not only upgrade the look of the floor you are resurfacing, but they also
increase resiliency to stains, tire marks and hide minor imperfections.
One of the best things about concrete resurfacing is that your new surface
has the potential to last much longer than your existing concrete surface did.
It Can Increase the Value of Your Home
The benefits of concrete resurfacing go above and beyond the basic idea
of upgrading a floor. It becomes an investment for the home, because it
fixes cracked, damaged and worn out floors to make them look brand new
while adding a customized design aspect, which in turn increases the value
of the home. Concrete resurfacing is also often sealed and has the potential
to last longer since it protects from daily wear and tear. You can even
add non-slip coatings to your new floor so that it is safe to walk on
regardless of how wet it gets.
If you are considering fixing or replacing your concrete floors don’t
rush into any final decisions before thoroughly researching all your options.
Maybe tearing up your old concrete really is the best option, but chances
are that concrete resurfacing will be able to repair and completely renovate
your surfaces efficiently at a lower price. Triad offers a variety of
colors and concrete coatings to choose from for your resurfacing needs
and we also offer waterproofing for a completely dry and warm home. Contact
us for a free estimate or for more information and check out our website
to familiarize yourself with our other services!