Occasionally, we here at Concrete Resurfacing Productsreceive online inquiries from our blogreaders, asking us random questions about decorative concreteand different aspects of its installation. Since it never seems to fail that we get a few like it around this time every year, we found the following question to be a timely one worth sharing and addressing:
Dear Concrete Resurfacing Products,
My wife and I have been thinking about getting the concrete on our back patio fixed and resurfaced and were wondering if there was any time of the year when it might be best to get the work done. We’d love to have the work done before our families visit for Christmas, but were wondering if the cooler weather might pose any risk, compared to doing it in the warmer weather.
- Brian K.
Thank you very much for the inquiry. Because applying a decorative concrete surface obviously involves the use of concrete, you are correct in assuming that weather and other climatic factors play into how well a concrete project fares. But your thought that the cooler months might affect it adversely is incorrect. As a matter of fact, the cooler weather actually bodes well for a concrete resurfacing project, whether indoors or out.
Besides the mild days and crisp evenings, another reason to love fall is that it’s a great time of year to lay down a decorative concrete surface here in the Atlanta area, due to region’s relatively stable weather patterns that time of year. While most people might assume that hot weather is good for concrete, if the temps are too hot, the decorative layer could dry too quickly, which could cause the overlay to be too brittle. In addition to the fact that the temperature is neither too hot nor too cold, the humidity level is low, which means that the level of moisture in the air is minimal, allowing for optimal drying and curing.
Since you’re probably engaging in fewer outdoor activities during the cooler months, you probably won’t miss out on all the things you’d be missing out on if you were having your decorative concrete installed during the warmer months. In other words, your patio or pool deck will already be installed and ready for use, avoiding any possible downtime when the weather turns warm. While a reliable concrete resurfacing professional like Concrete Resurfacing Products strives to keep downtime to a minimum, it’s a small inconvenience you can avoid by having your concrete project done in the fall.
While Concrete Resurfacing Products is dedicated to fast, reliable service, it’s a fact that we’re in higher demand during the warmer months. Having your concrete resurfaced in the cooler months ensures that you’ll avoid the usual spring rush and be able to start enjoying your outdoor area long before the warm weather kicks in.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with a decorative concrete specialist, contactthe pros at Concrete Resurfacing Products as soon as possible and get started on your plans to repair, renew, and renovate all the concrete surfacesin and around your home, regardless of season!