What is concrete resurfacing?
Concrete resurfacing—sometimes called concrete restoration, concrete refinishing, or concrete rejuvenation—begins with an existing concrete slab. After preparing the surface, a concrete overlay (or coating) is applied to the existing concrete. SUNDEK has many resurfacing products that can be customized with a variety of colors, textures, patterns, and masonry effects.
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A patio is often the most used area in an outdoor space, so making it durable and attractive is a top priority for many homeowners and business owners. Even if your concrete patio is uneven or cracked, SUNDEK can apply a concrete overlay and customize it to give it a look you love.
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Walks & Porches
The walkway and porch of your residence or business is like the welcome mat of your property, and SUNDEK’s decorative coatings are the perfect way to enhance your curb appeal.
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The variety of concrete resurfacing options available through SUNDEK means you can get the exact color, texture, pattern, and style you want for your outdoor space. This includes the ability to make concrete look like stone, tile or brick. Some of our most popular choices are textured spray coatings, stamped concrete overlays, and thin, smooth microtoppings.
If you have a new patio and an outdated walkway, we can design your walkway to match or coordinate with your patio. If you love the look of the neighbor's concrete driveway down the street, we can replicate it. Did you see a picture in a magazine of a pool deck you love that was created using knockdown texture? Show us, and we’ll figure out how to create that same look. The options are endless.
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Concrete Resurfacing Cost
The cost of concrete resurfacing varies depending on where you live. Your project’s cost will also depend on the condition of your existing surface. Contact your local SUNDEK contractor to get a quote.
Does Concrete Resurfacing Last?
When done properly, resurfaced concrete will last a long time. With good surface preparation, proper concrete coating application, a protective sealer and routine maintenance, we’ve seen jobs that look just as good 10 and even 20+ years later. SUNDEK contractors are trained in proper mix ratios and installation procedures to ensure our coatings last.
How to Resurface Concrete
Here’s an overview of the installation process (details vary depending on which products are used):
- Prepare & Repair. Etch, grind, or shot blast the concrete surface to make it porous. Fix cracks or other existing damage.
- Clean & Prime. Clean with a pressure washer and let surface thoroughly dry. Apply primer if necessary.
- Mix Product. Following instructions, mix the product to prepare it for application. Mix in color if necessary.
- Apply Overlay. Depending on the desired look, apply the overlay by spraying, rolling, or troweling.
- Add Patterns & Texture. This is completed using hand-trowels, rakes, stamps and other specialty tools.
- Cure & Seal. After the overlay cures, add a sealer for additional protection. Customers often ask us if outdoor concrete needs to be sealed, and our answer is always yes. A sealer will preserve the look of your concrete surface for longer. It also enhances its stain resistance and makes it easier to maintain.
Resurfacing concrete is not easy. Our professional contractors can do it for you. Find a local contractor.