If you’re looking to add curb appeal to your home or business, let SUNDEK help you with your project. We’ve been resurfacing and repairing walkways and front entries of homes and businesses for more than 50 years.
Why resurface a concrete walkway or porch?
Does your concrete walkway or porch have stains, cracks, or other damage? Or do you want to update its look? Having SUNDEK resurface it is the perfect solution. By applying a concrete coating over your existing surface, we can resolve any current issues and give you a brand new surface in a design you love.
Cost of resurfacing a concrete walk or front entry
Resurfacing a concrete walkway or front entry is less expensive than completely replacing it. However, the cost of resurfacing varies by region because the cost of concrete varies depending on where you live. Your project’s cost will also depend on the condition of your existing surface. Contact your local SUNDEK dealer to receive a custom quote.
About cracks in concrete surfaces
If your existing concrete walkway or front entry has cracks, we will fill them in before resurfacing. We’ll also help you identify why the cracks appeared so that you can address any issues. For concrete walkways, the reason for cracks is often roots from nearby trees or shrubs, but there are a variety of other possibilities:
- Improper installation
- Problems with the concrete mix
- Freeze/thaw damage
- Soil that was poorly compacted before the concrete installation
Your local SUNDEK dealer can help you figure out the best way to resolve cracks, if necessary.
Frequently asked questions
Can I extend my walkway or front porch?
Yes. Whether you want to extend the length of your porch or add a new section to your existing walkway, SUNDEK can help. First we will pour a new slab of concrete to add length where you want it. Then we will resurface the entire thing so everything matches.
Is painting my concrete entry an option?
If you’re looking to update the look of your concrete entry, painting it might sound appealing as an affordable option. However, it’s important to keep in mind that while you can use water-based stains, concrete dyes, or tinted sealers, some color variation is likely to occur.
When SUNDEK resurfaces concrete, we apply a concrete coating that already has color mixed in (we have a variety of colors to choose from) so you don’t get that variation. We can also seal the surface so it’s protected from stains and UV damage. With resurfacing, you’ll get a more permanent, professional solution than you’ll get from painting.
Can I pour concrete over my existing concrete walkway or entry?
Yes. Even if your existing surface has cracks or other damage, we can pour a concrete overlay over your existing surface. You’ll get a new look without having to rip out your existing concrete. The coating will only add just under a quarter-inch of thickness on top of your surface.
What if my current walkway has uneven spots?
SUNDEK can resolve uneven surfaces. While resurfacing, we will apply a thicker coating wherever needed. You’ll get an even surface without trip hazards or spots where water puddles.
Installation of a SUNDEK coating on a walkway or front entry
Here’s an overview of the installation process (details vary depending on which products are used):
- Protect. Don’t forget to protect nearby plants before beginning the process.
- Prepare & Repair. Etch, grind, or shot blast the existing 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 walkway or front entry needs to be sealed, and our answer is always yes. You need to protect the surface from all the foot traffic it will get. A sealer will preserve the look of your pathway or front entry for longer. It also enhances its stain resistance and makes it easier to maintain.
Resurfacing a concrete walkway or front entry is not easy. Find a local dealer who can do it for you.
Designing your concrete walk and entry
Your front walk and entry are the first thing you and your guests see upon arrival, so make it beautiful! SUNDEK offers many options when it comes to choosing your design. You can choose from a variety of colors, textures, patterns, and masonry effects. We can design your walkway so it matches your entry, or vice versa.
While choosing a design is exciting, we know it can also be overwhelming. When you contact your local SUNDEK dealer, we can walk you through options and ideas. Show us designs you like so we can create something you love. If you’re looking for inspiration check out our gallery of walks and entries.
Your walkway and front entry will obviously get a lot of foot traffic, so the best way to keep it looking great is to invest in a sealer. Talk to your SUNDEK dealer about the best sealer for your particular project and location. It’s important to remember that high-quality sealers need to be reapplied after a few years (reapplying a sealer is a lot less expensive than getting your walk or entry resurfaced again!).
In addition to sealing your walk or entry, it’s good practice to brush off debris with a broom every so often and use a hose to spray off dirty spots. If needed, it’s fine to use a pressure washer. We also have cleaners that take the guesswork out of your maintenance. If you decide to use a cleaner that’s not from us, be sure to use one that’s non-abrasive and formulated for the surface. Although several of our top coatings are chemical and moisture resistant, we recommend cleaning chemical spills as quickly as possible.