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All areas of your home deserve to have great flooring! Consider adding durable, attractive, and affordable decorative concrete to your home’s garage and basement. Lasting for decades, requiring little maintenance, and offering unlimited creative options, concrete can be designed for any budget. It is also free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pet friendly, and can be heated with a radiant system. 

Common Concrete Floor Problems in Basements and Garages

High levels of moisture and humidity can cause several issues with concrete in basements and garages, including:

  • Cracks: Impacts, heavy foot traffic, moisture, and humidity can weaken a concrete slab,
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As a porous material, concrete absorbs water during freeze-thaw cycles. The top layer begins to break off (scaling) and small cracks or holes will quickly become larger problems. This cycle, general wear and tear, and the use of chemical de-icing agents can combine to take a toll on the appearance of your concrete walkways. Don’t dismiss this damaged concrete as merely a cosmetic nuisance! This deterioration can quickly become a costly issue as well as a safety hazard. You should prioritize resurfacing your walkways before winter. Not only can an uneven walkway easily lead to trips and

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Is Your Concrete Driveway in Need of Some TLC?

Don’t Repair or Patch…Resurface!

Your driveway is a vital part of your home’s curb appeal. Cracks, pits, weeds, and chipped edges don’t leave a great first impression, but constant freeze-thaw cycles and continuous use are bound to eventually cause damage. If your driveway has cracks, minor defects, or discoloration you may be considering either repairs or a full replacement, but there is a middle ground that might be the best answer for your situation. Resurfacing your concrete driveway (essentially removing the top layer of your driveway and replacing it) will give

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Adding trees to your property will increase aesthetic appeal and value as well as purify the air. Unfortunately, trees planted near sidewalks, driveways, and patios may end up creating uneven, buckled, or collapsed concrete due to naturally expanding and thickening root systems. Tree roots can grow dozens of feet away from the trunk in search of water and they have a tendency to seek out soil that is non-compacted and oxygen-rich—like the soil under sidewalks and driveways. It is important to take proactive measures with planting to prevent future problems as well as make the best decisions for both your

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  • Does your pool decking look aged, damaged, or faded?
  • Has your pool decking lost traction, becoming slick and unsafe?
  • Are you delaying making changes to your pool decking because you believe your only option is an expensive full replacement?

If your pool deck space is buckling, cracking, or crumbling you will likely need to replace the entire area due to the fact that the deck protects your pool’s crucial plumbing. However, if your pool decking needs minor repairs or you are looking to update its aesthetic appeal and safety, resurfacing is a faster and much more affordable option.

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School downtime when students and faculty are not on school grounds is usually a few months in the summer. This year stay-at-home orders paired with an unknown return date for fall has expanded the window of time available to perform upgrades and maintenance. Take advantage of this unexpected opportunity by resurfacing concrete spaces in and around your school buildings.

Best Places for Concrete in a School

Finished concrete is quickly replacing more traditional options (carpet, tiles) in many schools, universities and public facilities, due to its cost, maintenance, longevity, and sustainability. Concrete flooring is ideal for classrooms, restrooms, offices, common

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Many of us have been cleaning up our homes, inside and out, for the last few weeks. While home projects are prevalent in the spring, this year we have all been extra productive due to stay-at-home orders and quarantines. If during all of your outdoor projects you noticed that your home’s concrete is looking less than its best, then it’s time to call the concrete professionals at Concrete Resurfacing. Give your home’s concrete a makeover this season with one of these services. 

Concrete Sealing 

All exterior concrete should be sealed. Its porous quality allows it to easily absorb

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Stamped concrete, often called textured or imprinted concrete, provides a durable and unique surface to driveways, sidewalks, patios, pool areas, and more. Paired with the known durability of concrete, stamping provides several additional long-term benefits. 

Aesthetic: Patterns, Colors, and Textures

Concrete can be specially stamped to mimic natural stone (cobblestone, fieldstone, flagstone, slate, etc), wood planks, or brick. The stamping can also be applied in a wide variety of patterns including herringbone, basket weave, or chevron. Realistic stone coloration and contrasting color patterns can be created by mixing, layering, antiquing or using multiple colors. Concrete can

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Unlike your home which is built to keep water outside, your home’s outdoor areas are exposed to the elements and prone to water damage, especially your concrete patios.

Drainage Problems

Water remaining pooled on your patio after a heavy rain is a sure sign that your patio isn’t draining properly. Not only does this prevent you from using your patio but if the water is pooling next to your house it can begin to seep into your basement. Here are some tips to identify your patio’s drainage problems.

   Improper pitch: Completely flat patios are unable to channel

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Rainwater isn’t just water. Its composition varies based on chemicals in the local atmosphere. These chemicals then rain down onto your concrete and trigger processes and reactions in your concrete which make it vulnerable to deterioration.

Excessive moisture and long-term exposure to any type of water (like this year’s rainy winter) can negatively affect the structural performance of concrete. If you start to notice your concrete displaying signs of water damage, you will want to perform maintenance sooner rather than later to keep it safe and aesthetically pleasing.

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  • Repair: Freeze-thaw cycles and regular use will slowly erode concrete,
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Is there someone on your holiday list who loves spending time in their garage? Maybe they love to work on cars, have a garage workshop, or they use the space for crafts, projects, and hobbies? Give them the gift of an epoxy coated garage floor from Concrete Resurfacing this holiday season! As one of the most used (and abused) surfaces in a home, garage floors are often cracked, chipped, and pitted. Durable and beautiful epoxy coatings are designed to withstand constant use, frequent impacts, and dramatic temperature fluctuations, giving any garage a fresh new flooring that will look great for

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Winter is always a particularly treacherous time of year for concrete surfaces. Beyond the cycle of constant changes in extreme winter temperatures that cause the moisture in the concrete to freeze and thaw, which takes its toll on a concrete slab’s structural integrity, there are the countless chemicals, de-icers, and salt compounds that are used to treat snow and ice that can also wreak even more havoc on your slab’s lifespan.

If you have a plain, old, drab slab in need of beautification and winterizing, a professional can apply a new, stamped surface to your existing slab that not only

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Stamped concrete, often called textured or imprinted concrete, can replicate the look of slate, flagstone, tile, brick, and even wood. In addition to offering an improved visual aesthetic to a space, stamping can also offer a level of safety by reducing slip and fall potentials. More slip resistant than conventional concrete, stamped concrete is a permanent solution that reduces the human and financial cost of slip/fall accidents while eliminating the need for costly replacement safety mats or rugs. Grooves can be cut to channel water away from an area or patterns can be added to increase traction underfoot.

Optimal Locations for Stamped Concrete

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When it comes to effective ways to increase your home’s value while also dramatically increasing its curb appeal, few things are as cost-effective and impactful as renovating the concrete on your front entryway, walkways, and/or porch. Even though we’ve discussed the benefit of adding curb appeal by way of decorative concrete on the driveway, which is generally one of the first things most people notice about the front of your house, the front of the house itself certainly factors into the equation. 

Walkways

Often times overlooked as something that can be renovated or refreshed, a drab walkway offers a wonderful opportunity to boost curb appeal

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