When Is Resurfacing Concrete the Right Move?

Resurfacing Concrete

There comes a time when resurfacing concrete is necessary, even though it is one of the most stable, durable and economical building materials. A resurfacing will restore your concrete structure back to its previous smooth, unmarred appearance and help prevent future wear and tear.

You should consider concrete resurfacing if:

The Surface Is Beginning to Crack

If your driveway or patio is made of concrete and you begin to see deep cracks develop, it’s time to take action. Before you focus on resurfacing, make sure the slab is stabilized through slabjacking. Once the sections are firmly back in place, resurfacing will finish the restoration job. Letting cracks grow will only result in a more expensive repair down the road.

You Are Thinking of Selling Your Home

Those unsightly oil stains on your concrete driveway are not going to attract potential buyers once you place your home on the market, but resurfacing can help.

In order to successfully apply the resurfacing agent, all mold, stains and dirt must be removed. Most resurfacing products contain stain-prevention properties that will protect the surface against further soiling and contribute to the curb appeal of the home.

Winter Weather Is on the Horizon

If you live in an area where it snows a lot, you may want to resurface your worn concrete so you can effectively remove snow and ice without worrying about how it will affect the finish.

Normally, you should not use de-icing salts on concrete, as the accelerated freeze/thaw cycle will only serve to weaken the bond between the materials. But certain products can help prevent moisture absorption and limit damage to the surface.

You Don’t Want to Invest in Brand New Concrete Installation

There’s no doubt about it — ripping up old concrete and pouring new is not a cheap project. It is an extensive job that will result in a significantly higher bill than resurfacing. Not only will you need to pay for an excavator to remove the broken pieces, dispose of them and haul them off the lot, you’ll have to invest in surface preparation, brand new materials and labor to take care of the entire project.

Resurfacing concrete is a much more affordable restoration option and can extend the life of the surface. Don’t replace when you can repair for a fraction of the cost.

Call Lift-Up Concrete for prompt, professional concrete restoration services for your home or business.