If you do not prefer to completely remove the concrete for your surface but are interested in a new and fresh design, you can do it with polymer concrete resurfacing. Many driveways, concrete paths and floors have been resurfaced by Deco Polymer concrete resurfacingand have saved the time, energy and money of people who did so. The polymer concrete resurfacing is indeed a great way to revitalise shabby and old looking concrete and give it a new and fresh look. Above all, this does not cost you much and a very practical way to give your home a comfortable new design and improve its value.
Eventually, polymer concrete resurfacing adds a beautiful and decorative layer on your surface. It is normally done by using cement-based overlays or polymer-modified overlay systems. The polymer-modified overlays further blend cement with polymer resins, sand and other additives so that its performances increases along with enhancing its resistance and beauty. However, the required products and processes may vary depending on the type of your surface. For instance, the product like Overcrete resurfacing compound is a decorative coating and its application is thin coats whereas other product particularly the floor levellers can be applied by a thickness of 30 milometers for one application.
The polymer concrete resurfacing is an available variety of designs and colours. There are also different option to choose from your polymer concrete resurfacing like sandstone, brick, granite and paved finishes. You can use colours to transform the old look or to create warmth and can entirely give it a stamped concrete impression.
When you consider about the restriction, since the coating compatibilities may affect the adhesives you should ground off the pre-existing coating prior to resurfacing. Secondly, you can easily fill the small cracks during the resurfacing, but the larger cracks have to be repaired prior to the resurfacing. Silica sand and epoxy mixture are normally used to repair the smaller and medium cracks during the resurfacing. However, the crack repair can never be guaranteed when you take up polymer concrete resurfacing. The danger is if the concrete moves and it again cracks your polymer concrete resurfacing would also crack. Importantly, if there is any structural damage like underlying soil movement etc. the resurfacing will not serve your purpose.
Before going for polymer concrete resurfacing, make sure that your foundation is strong enough for resurfacing work. In addition to this, if the base concrete is weak, flaky and chalky, the resurfacing coating would be simply lift off.