In olden days, the solution to deteriorating concrete floors is a new installation. It could still be done but it is quite expensive. It is natural for floor owners to be discouraged when they see the damage on the concrete’s surface. But once they realize the range of affordable concrete repair options available for them, dealing with damage won’t be a nightmare.
Repairing Concrete with Decorative Coatings & Overlays
Concrete damage is caused by a lot of things. While resurfacing and refinishing could repair concrete damage, there are certain issues that only a re-pour could resolve. Extreme damage caused by poor subgrade compaction, corroding steel reinforcement, or incorrect cement proportions during mixing may require a new concrete installation. It is possible to do pool deck, garage flooring or driveway repair with coatings and overlays if the damage is minor and physical, such as:
Cracks – This includes surface cracks, crazing, and hairline cracks. There are two types of cracks: working and non-working. Once resurfaced and sealed, non-working cracks do not recur. As for working cracks, the addition of a custom scoreline or expansion joint can help provide enough room for the slab to move without causing a new crack.
Holes – Small holes, pits, or craters can be covered and masked off with an overlay. There are many ways to deal with holes, depending on how deep they are, before an overlay or coating can be applied. Grinding can be done on concrete floors with shallow holes or scaling. Deeper holes need to be filled first before it is topped off with an overlay. Effective concrete repair products for this type of issue are stamped concrete overlay, epoxy, polyurea polyaspartic, and acrylic cement coating.
Discoloration – Concrete has the tendency to discolor due to its high porosity. In case of a discoloration or stain, a coating of acid or water-based stain would help. Not only will the discolored area be covered, the whole surface would look absolutely eye-catching.
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