Is It Time to Consider Concrete Resurfacing?
Is it time to resurface your concrete? Nothing lasts forever, not even concrete, but you might not need to repair or replace it. Resurfacing it can refresh its appearance and open up a new world of design possibilities. Here is what you need to know before proceeding.
What Is Concrete Resurfacing?
Concrete is strong, but time and the elements can take a toll on even the most rugged materials. In the past when your polished concrete floors began to show cracks and other damage, their remaining lifespan was likely highly limited. Today, you can extend that lifespan through resurfacing. Resurfacing repairs damaged concrete and creates an attractive like-new finish.
During the resurfacing process, our concrete flooring contractor removes the damaged top layer and applies a fresh new layer applying a resurfacer. The resurfacer features special bonding agents that keep it securely bonded to the underlying concrete flooring, but it looks and acts just like regular concrete. The finished product is indistinguishable from a brand-new concrete floor. That means no unsightly spots or blemishes, cracks, or seams from repaired damage!
Not all concrete surfaces are eligible for resurfacing. If your concrete has suffered serious structural damage, replacement is likely a better option. However, most chips, cracks, and other superficial flaws can be easily addressed through resurfacing, and the results can last up to 15 years. Once we apply the resurfacer, we can stain, polish, or otherwise finish it however you want to create exactly the aesthetic you crave.
Signs Your Concrete Flooring May Need Resurfacing
Do you see cracks in your concrete?
Dramatic temperature changes can trigger cracking in concrete. When concrete heats, it expands, and when it cools, it shrinks. Freeze and thaw cycles cause repeated expansion and contractions that weaken concrete at certain points and lead to cracks. While small cracks are not necessarily signs of immediate trouble, they need to be addressed before they lead to invasive structural damage and the need for expensive repairs.
How old is your concrete?
If your concrete is over 20 years old, it almost certainly needs to be resurfaced. Everything ages, including concrete. While concrete is incredibly strong and durable, it will need to be resurfaced after a couple of decades. That is not necessarily a bad thing! Resurfacing your concrete gives you a great opportunity to redesign your patio, garage, pool deck, driveway, or other surface and give it a fresh new look!
Is your concrete exposed to the elements?
In a sheltered indoor environment, concrete may not need resurfacing as often as concrete that is regularly exposed to weather, impacts, chemicals, and other potentially damaging influences. Concrete can withstand a lot but resurfacing it can rejuvenate and breathe new life into this durable material.
Are you ready for a new look?
Concrete is versatile and easy to match with nearly any aesthetic, but sometimes, you just need an update. If you are tired of your old concrete, resurfacing can give you plenty of new customization options from overlays and stamps to staining and sealing. You can create a beautiful new space in just a few simple steps!
Just about any concrete can be resurfaced, including:
• And more!
We can help you determine the best way to resurface and explore your options at your consultation.
At Blackrock Industrial, we offer a wide range of options for polished concrete floors. Call our offices today to learn more or schedule a consultation with our concrete flooring contractor.