More Than Just Curb Appeal: Why Concrete Resurfacing is an Effective Money-Saver for Homeowners
Replacing concrete can be one of the most cost-intensive, inconvenient, and disruptive maintenance activities a homeowner can undertake. Did you know that in the vast majority of cases concrete replacement is completely unnecessary? Most of the time, a homeowner begins considering replacement due to concrete surfaces on the property beginning to crack, chip away, or look dirty—and no amount of pressure washing seems to do the trick.
This problem is especially prominent in Phoenix and the surrounding areas, on account of our extreme temperatures. The summers are blazingly hot, and the winters often get quite cold (especially if you live in the upper elevations). These temperature fluctuations can and will wreak havoc on concrete given enough time.
Rather than tearing up and replacing concrete, many homeowners choose concrete resurfacing in Phoenix as an effective, far more affordable alternative. Let’s take a moment to explore how concrete refinishing works:
Understanding Concrete Resurfacing and Concrete Coatings
Concrete resurfacing is the process by which a thin-yet-durable overlay is poured over a homeowner’s currently existing concrete. This cement-based compound has a bonding agent that seamlessly grips it to the worn out concrete underneath.
Concrete coatings are also “self leveling,” which means that they don’t have to be perfectly smoothed out like actual concrete does. The compound levels itself after application, reducing the amount of time necessary to apply even further.
The compounds in a concrete coating are generally designed to be incredibly durable and stain-resistant. We say “generally” here because just like any other product on the market there are sub-par imitators, which is why your best bet is going with the recommendation of a professional (like us!). The right concrete coating can make your driveway, sidewalk, or patio look completely new… without the cost of actual concrete replacement.
Popular Types of Concrete Coating in Phoenix
Concrete refinishing in Phoenix should focus on using materials with the following attributes:
- Stain-resistance (including tire marks)
- Non-slip (if desired)
- Includes warranty
In addition to the functionality of the coating, homeowners in Phoenix should also consider how they want their concrete to look. In the majority of cases, the functional benefits of the compound (e.g., durability and strength) aren’t impacted by the look of the finish—meaning that homeowners can have just about any look they want.
Concrete coatings open up a whole new world of design aesthetics for homeowners. A variety of different looks are available, including patterns or textures like sandstone, granite, spanish tile, marble, or just about any solid color you can imagine. This, as you might guess, has inspired more than a few Phoenix homeowners to get creative.
Learn More About Concrete Resurfacing in Phoenix
If you’re interested in learning more about concrete refinishing and concrete coatings in the Phoenix, AZ area, please feel welcomed and encouraged to contact New Look Kool Deck today by calling 602-561-7532. A professional would be more than happy to answer all of your questions and get your concrete resurfacing project started.