The Process of Concrete Resurfacing
Concrete resurfacing is a process by which concrete is cleaned, repaired, and overlaid with a new surface. Here is an overview of the steps involved for this fix to aging concrete:
- Cleaning. The old surface is washed with a power washer to get rid of dirt and grime.
- Repairing the Cracks. Cracks are primed, reinforced with fabric, then covered with a polymer concrete that is smoothed out evenly with the rest of the concrete driveway.
- Repairing the Holes. Holes are filled in with an epoxy mortar.
- Covering the Surface. Once all the repairs are made, the surface is primed, then covered with a spray-on polymer concrete, which is then finished with a trowel.
- Coloring and Sealing. Decorative coloring is then applied, if you want it, and a seal coat that will protect the new surface from the elements.
- Curing. Then, you wait. Plan on not using your concrete driveway for 48-72 hours while the surface dries completely.
As extensive as this may sound, it is still quicker and more economical than pouring concrete for a whole new surface.
Costs for Concrete Resurfacing start from from $25.00 / m2