SUNDEK has been resurfacing concrete driveways at homes and commercial properties for more than 50 years.
Reasons to resurface your driveway
If your driveway has any of the following problems, we can repair it in a matter of days:
- Unsightly cracks
- Salt damage
- Crumbling surface
Cost of resurfacing a concrete driveway
The cost of concrete resurfacing varies by region, and the cost of your project will depend on the current state of your driveway. When working with one of our dealers, you will receive a custom quote based on a price per square foot. You can contact your local dealer to get an estimate.
Frequently asked questions
What is concrete resurfacing?
Concrete resurfacing begins with an existing concrete surface. After preparing the surface, a concrete overlay (also called a concrete coating) is applied to the existing concrete. See some of the colors, textures, and masonry effects that can be added.
How long does a resurfaced concrete driveway last?
A concrete overlay will last for many years when it’s correctly applied and protected by a sealer, even if there’s heavy vehicle and foot traffic. By keeping up with maintenance and reapplying sealer when necessary, you can keep your driveway looking fresh longer.
How thick should a concrete driveway be?
Because driveways need to bear a lot of weight, it’s important to get the thickness right. At a minimum, a concrete driveway needs to be at least 4 inches thick. According to the Concrete Network, making your driveway 5 inches thick will add to the cost, but it will also increase its load-bearing capacity by 50%. The SUNDEK dealer you work with can help you figure out what will be best for your needs.
Is stamped concrete good for driveways?
Yes. Stamped concrete is a great option and is just as durable as a smooth, flat surface. In fact, SUNDEK has many other design options available.
Can a damaged driveway be resurfaced?
Yes. Before applying the concrete coating, we will repair any existing damage. See more about why resurfacing your driveway is better than replacing your driveway.
Your driveway is the first thing people see when they get to your home or business, and SUNDEK can help you design one with a look you love. We have a variety of colors, patterns, textures, and masonry effects to choose from. If you’re having a hard time deciding, take a look at our Driveways photo gallery. You can also contact your local SUNDEK dealer to discuss options.
Installation of a SUNDEK driveway coating
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. Pressure wash 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 a concrete driveway needs to be sealed, and our answer is always yes. A sealer will preserve the look of your driveway for longer. It also enhances its stain resistance and makes it easier to maintain.
Resurfacing a concrete driveway is not easy. Our professional dealers can do it for you. Find a local dealer.
The best way to lengthen the lifespan of your concrete driveway is to invest in a sealer. Keep in mind that even high-quality sealers need to be reapplied (reapplying a sealer is less expensive than having to get your driveway resurfaced again). Talk to your SUNDEK dealer about how often you’ll need to reseal your driveway.
Aside from applying a sealer, maintenance includes using an ordinary broom or mop to remove dust, grass clippings, or other debris every so often. You can also spray off the surface with a hose to resolve any dirty spots. We suggest using our product Sunspot to remove various stains, and we also have suggestions for removing tire marks.
Although several of our top coatings are chemical and moisture resistant, we recommend that you clean chemical spills as quickly as possible. For stubborn spots, you can use commercial cleaners, but they need to be non-abrasive and formulated for the surface. You can also use a pressure washer if necessary.