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.
- Repair: Freeze-thaw cycles and regular use will slowly erode concrete, causing small surface cracks. Cracks less than a quarter inch wide can be repaired with liquid crack-fillers as a temporary solution but water will settle between the old and new material and the cracking will continue.
- Replace: If your concrete is several decades old, was improperly installed, has been affected by tree roots, or has had salt used on it as a de-icer, you should consider full replacement.
- Resurface: Resurfacing your concrete will save money, resources, and eliminate the disposal of materials. An experienced contractor will remove the top layer of concrete and replace it with a thin layer of cement based material, applied directly to the existing concrete. With resurfacing there are many decorative options, including stamping, staining, and texturing. You can customize the colors, patterns, and finishes to blend with other decorativeelements of your home, such as brick, flagstone, or slate.
Trust the Experienced Team at Concrete Resurfacing
Do your research before hiring a concrete company because a low-quality concrete job may cost less initially but it will be more susceptible to water damage and cracking—meaning it’s not such a great deal in the long run. As Atlanta's source for concrete acid stain, decorative concrete coating and concrete stamped overlay, Concrete Resurfacing will give your existing concrete new texture, color and interest that will enhance your property's value and improve the look of your entire space. We have been helping clients upgrade their old concrete since 1998 and would be happy to come to your home or business and provide you with a free, written estimate and show you how we can improve the look and lengthen the life of your concrete surfaces. Let us resurface your rain damaged concrete or revitalize your driveway, patio, walkway, pool deck, or garage today! Call us at 770-614-5444 or contact us through our online form to get started.