Spirit Legends Construction & Home Improvement

Maintaining Your Home’s Look With Concrete Resurfacing

Driveways or exterior floors made of cement can become unsightly when allowed to go into disrepair. Both discoloration and cracking are two of the maladies that can keep these surfaces from looking their best. If you have put off repairing these problems due to cost, then you haven’t heard about concrete resurfacing. Whether you are in business or a homeowner, you want your property to look its best. Maintaining property value is always advantageous as it will get you the highest price if you ever decide to sell. Another reason to fix these problem areas is that they can cause accidents to happen. Crews are even fixing roads using this process. The last thing anyone needs to deal with is a lawsuit, including the state.

When cement starts to break down, it will only continue to do so until it is stopped. Repairing it will be amazingly easy on the budget in comparison to replacement. With our less than the great economy, money saved by homeowners and the state should be taken advantage of. When one waits until the damage is so severe there is no other option besides replacement, you are using up even more of the budget.

Never attempt a repair unless you are committed to following all of the necessary steps. This kind of project, when hastily done, will not hold up for very long. Step one is most important, and that is the cleaning of the surface. A power washer works very well in this situation. Cracks in the surface must be filled, covered with a unique material and then bonded in place using an epoxy. Smaller damages like small holes, need only to be filled. With preparations completed, you can move on to the resurfacing. Depending on what you want to spend, the surface can be made to resemble sandstone or brick. They are a bit more costly than cement which is the least expensive. A cement float will even out the new surface.