Concrete Resurfacing in Miami, FL – Old Slab, New Form, Better Function
In earlier times, when a concrete surface gets ugly and damaged, the only options you have is to replace the slab entirely or ignore the damage. The first option is costly and the second one is insane. Not only is damage an eyesore, it could be dangerous as well. Fortunately, there is a way to cover up cracks, dents, stains, and other minor damage without compromising the aesthetics and function of the slab.
Concrete Resurfacing is a popular method for giving old concrete slabs a makeover. Using a coating or overlay, the slab gets a new look and a more functional surface. Decorative concrete applications are durable, easy to maintain, and customizable to fit your style.
Can your Concrete be Resurfaced?
Resurfacing is a highly recommended solution but it does not work for just any type of concrete slab. There are concrete that might be better off replaced than restored. Here are a few tips:
- Minor cracks that can be repaired must be filled before an overlay or coating can be installed. If the cracks are too large and deep, a replacement might be more appropriate.
- Heaving or shifting concrete must first be inspected by a pro to determine the cause of its movement. Once that is addressed and resolved, resurfacing can proceed.
- Extensive freeze-thaw damage often affects far past the surface of a concrete slab. Have a pro inspect the extent of the damage to determine if the top layer can be ground off before resurfacing or if a replacement is a better option.
- Working cracks are cracks that recur because of an ongoing issue, such as water or soil movement under the slab. If this is the case, some installers could still resurface the surface and then add custom scorelines in areas where cracks often occur. Such scorelines effectively disguise the cracks while giving the slab enough room to move without causing new cracks.
Popular Concrete Resurfacing Solutions
Stamped Concrete Overlay – Known for replicating high-end materials through stamped patterns and textures.
Spray Texture – A spray-down coating that is similar to stucco but less intense. Perfect for surfaces that need to be slip-resistant and cool to the touch.
Epoxy Flooring – Ideal for garage and basement floors. Epoxy is durable, tough, and resistant to most damaging elements.
Polyurea Polyaspartic – This is a one-day installation coating perfect for use on surfaces that call for tough, damage-resistant coatings.
Ready for a concrete makeover? Call (786) 899-2146 for more details about concrete resurfacing.
Concrete spaces can be made more beautiful and functional without using all-new materials. Miami Concrete Artisans is a leading decorative concrete company that specializes in resurfacing and refinishing concrete spaces such as patios, driveways, pool decks, and more. We offer solutions that can restore your concrete slab while giving it a whole new look and improved functionality.
We would love to discuss all the concrete resurfacing applications we offer. Call us today for a free in-home consultation and quote.
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