Is your concrete starting to decay and look old? Is it stained and full of cracks? If you are a homeowner, and you are sick of dealing with concrete that seems to get uglier year after year, now is the time to fix your problem. The longer you wait, and the more decayed your concrete becomes, the more costly it will be to repair the problem.
There are several different ways that you can repair and re-surface old concrete, but it partly depends on how severe your problem is. This article explains the best concrete floor services for repairing severely damaged and corroded concrete, and the best method for repairing barely damaged concrete.
Dealing With Severe Damage
When it comes to severely damaged concrete, methods like glazes and epoxies aren't going to be strong or thick enough. These methods work fine on small if the existing concrete is in decent shape, and the top-surface is just a little rougher. But, if the texture of your concrete is so bad that there are large holes and high points, you will want to have an new concrete overlay applied.
An overlay is basically the same as having a brand new layer of concrete poured over your existing surface. This is usually a more expensive solution, but it is going to be the strongest and most dependable permanent fix.
Fixing Minor Problems
If your concrete surface is only has some minor damage, you can fix it much more cheaply and easily by applying a glaze or epoxy finish. You could conceivably do the work you self to make the job cheaper. Glazes and epoxies are both basically liquid solutions that are poured on top of your concrete. A glaze is the best solution if you want to maintain the existing color of your surface. There are also tinted glazes which can add a hint of color, but they are translucent so you can still see the concrete pores underneath.
An epoxy finish is a solid color, so it has a more dramatic affect on the style of your ground. Epoxy solutions are cheap and convenient since they waterproof your concrete and make it much easier to care for. In fact, some people even apply an epoxy or glaze finish after they fix their concrete with an overlay.
So, use epoxy or glaze to fix mildly damaged concrete, but use an new overlay to fix severely damaged surfaces.Share
17 May 2018
When I first moved into our house, I realized that the place needed a little bit of work. In addition to missing part of the back lawn, there was also an empty RV pad and a missing patio. I thought about what to do, and I realized that the best thing might be to hire a concrete contractor to make things right. After we got settled, we started pricing services. We were able to find an incredible contractor that we knew would do a good job. After he poured the pads, it was amazing to see how much better things looked. Read my blog for ideas on how to finish your property, so that you aren't left looking at an eyesore.