Concrete is one of the most durable and dependable building materials around. To know this, all you have to do is take a look around the outside of your home to see just how necessary concrete actually is. The driveway, patio, garage floor, pool deck and the sidewalk in-front of your house are made up of strong concrete slabs, capable of withstanding heavy foot traffic and vehicles. However, even durable concrete has its limits. When the time comes for concrete repair in Regina, SK, contact a concrete resurfacing professional to get the job done right.
Time, weather, harsh elements and years of hard use all contribute to wear on a concrete surface. Take the driveway for example. Although concrete is relatively inexpensive, it would cost quite a bit to have a driveway completely ripped out and replaced with a fresh pour of concrete. Instead, if the driveway is still usable and in decent condition, save money down the road and time by resurfacing the concrete to add new life back into an old driveway.
If your concrete surfaces are starting to show signs of normal wear and tear or there’s old surface damage, then you could benefit from a concrete resurfacing job. Common visual signs are minor to moderate cracks and chips, as well as discoloration and flaking from it standing up to the elements. Think about adding curb appeal back to your home by restoring your driveway, the patio and other concrete surfaces with a youthful coat of concrete resurfacer.
Though concrete resurfacer costs more initially, it works by applying special bonding agents to a tired concrete surface, bonding agents which regular old concrete does not contain. If the additional layer is not a resurfacer, then a concrete bond will not be formed and crumbling is inevitable. And, since resurfacers are not a quick fix for damaged concrete, a surface with minor damage like cracks and missing small chunks will need to be patched up prior to cleaning and the resurfacer poured.
The weather also plays a role in getting the job done. Outdoor temperatures should be at least 50 degrees when pouring, rain-free for at least 8 hours and above 40 degrees for the next 24 to 48 hours. If severe wet weather or extreme heat is present, then the resurfacer’s effectiveness to do what it’s supposed to will be drastically diminished.
While it’s true that resurfacers pour and spread easily and they’re self-leveling, it’s important to make sure it is spread all around the entire concrete surface. An uneven spread could mean a portion of your driveway, patio, walkway or garage floor will not benefit from the protection of the concrete resurfacer’s bonding agents.
Does it look like your driveway or other concrete surfaces can benefit from concrete resurfacing? Make no mistake — rejuvenating damaged and unsightly concrete will be one of the best decisions you make as a homeowner. To make sure a resurfacing job is done correctly, hire a licensed professional from M D Construction to do concrete repair in Regina, SK today!