When it comes to taking on projects around the house, many a weekend warrior have stood up courageously to tackle a project, only to falter at some point during the process, wishing they’d enlisted the help of a professional. Emboldened by HGTV and a slew of other DIY sources, many homeowners are quick to jump in with no idea how to get out.
In some instances, you truly do get what you pay for. That philosophy certainly holds true in the area of concrete restoration and beautification. Because of the permanent nature of concrete, it’s important to work with someone regarded as a licensed concrete professional. Here are just a few reasons why:
The Nature of Concrete
Concrete is basically a mixture of water, concrete powder and aggregate. To those who don’t know the specific intricacies of concrete, it might sound as simple as mixing the three parts in a wheelbarrow. But to an experienced professional, such things as ratio, temperature, and thickness make all the difference in the world. Use the wrong mixture and you’re looking at wasted resources, time, and money.
In addition, applying a concrete overlay to an existing surface that hasn’t been properly prepared and you’re risking the integrity of the new material you’re putting down.
If altering the color of the concrete, it’s important to know how much color must be added to the mixture to gain the desired result. The color of the cement can change during the drying process.
And when it comes to acid stain projects (putting aside the danger of working with such harsh and toxic chemicals), you must make certain that the surface is ready to take the stain or else it could badly alter the end result.
On The Level
Because you’re adding additional concrete to the top of an existing surface when resurfacing, it’s of utmost importance that you make sure that the surface is level before the concrete hardens. If not, an unlevel surface can allow water to puddle, which is not only hazardous to traction, but the longevity of the concrete. If applying a decorative stamp pattern, the concrete must be stamped at just the right time to gain the desired effect of a pattern that looks and feels as natural as can be.
For nearly 20 years, the concrete experts at Concrete Resurfacing Products have been at the forefront of revitalizing and beautifying concrete surfaces for both residential and commercial applications. Whether indoors or outdoors, they can help you resurface, stamp, stain or repair your existing floor, patio, garage, walkway, pool deck or driveway surface.
Contact Concrete Resurfacing Products today for your free, written estimate.