Concrete Driveways

Concrete Driveways

UnattractiveConcrete Driveways Can Look New Again With Concrete Resurfacing

Has the day has come where you pulled into your driveway and notice that it isn’t quite as attractive as it was when it got installed and you ask yourself, do you continue to let the driveway worsen and become a complete eyesore or do you have it repaired? The good news is, unlike years before when old concrete driveways were completely removed in order to pour a new one, there is an easier, less costly way to have a driveway that looks better than the original one. Concrete resurfacing can make your driveway new again.

What is Concrete Resurfacing?

Basically, it is a cement-based product made from polymer resins, cement, sand and other additives. This resin mixture creates an excellent bond to the cement below, provides strength and it has UV protection. There are different combinations of the resins, so it important to have a professional concrete contractor inspect the driveway to ensure it is suitable for resurfacing. The contractor will be able to determine the best mixture for your specific needs as well as provide you with a variety of decorative options. The resurfacing is applied directly over existing concrete driveways and will cover/repair/fill-in most cracks and crevices if not all and give the driveway a new look.

Benefits of Concrete Driveway Resurfacing

This process provides you the opportunity to give old, worn-out concrete driveways a face-lift, without the cost that it would’ve been from a total replacement of the driveway. There is an unlimited supply of designs and colors to choose from, which can make choosing one the most difficult part of the process. When the resurfacing process is done by professional concrete contractors you can expect a wide range of benefits, including:
  • Amazing durability
  • Cost reduction
  • UV protection
  • Extremely low maintenance                
  • Protection from scuff marks and scratches
  • Protection from the freeze-thaw cycle
  • Protection from salt and other chemicals
  • Slip resistant

Can Resurfacing Be Used on Any Concrete Driveway?

One of the most common questions about overlays is where can concrete resurfacing be used. There are a few things to keep in mind when deciding if resurfacing is the right choice for your specific type of concrete problem. Concrete resurfacing can only be used over a completely stable base, it cannot be used if fragmentation of the existing material is present from previous freeze-thaw cycles, if the base has any serious cracks that have occurred as a result of instability, an overlay cannot be used and a concrete overlay cannot be used if the existing material is raised. In any of these situations, the existing concrete driveway may have to be removed and replaced, but for all other situations, a concrete contractor will be able to install the resurfacing.
As you can see, concrete resurfacing is the ideal product for old, unattractive concrete driveways and it provides a vast array of options for both commercial and residential customers. Although DIY homeowners may be tempted to make concrete resurfacing a weekend project, this type of work should be left to an experienced concrete contractor.
If you want to learn more about how concrete resurfacing can help improve the look of your home or business concrete driveway, contact Kelly Concrete Co and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the this type of project.
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