Most homes or commercial establishments feature concrete patios, pool decks, interior floors, driveways, and more. No surprise there since it is a sturdy and long-lasting material. However, when signs of aging start to appear, what should be done? In the past, replacing the slab is the only options. That is no longer a practical one since it takes too much time and costs too much, too. The practical choice now is Minneapolis concrete resurfacing.
Concrete Resurfacing: What is it?
Resurfacing is the process of cleaning, repairing, and overlaying or coating concrete slabs to give it a new surface. This can be done with the use of decorative concrete overlays and coatings. The new surface can be stamped, stained, scored, polished, or sprayed. It is important to know that resurfacing is only effective on minor and surface deep damage. If the slab has extensive damage, deep cracks, or structural issues, a replacement would be a more appropriate option.
Highly-Recommended Concrete Resurfacing Applications
- Stamped Concrete Overlay – This overlay is popular for concrete patio resurfacing and for other outdoor concrete surfaces like patios, pool decks, driveways, sidewalks, walkways, and more. There is a wide range of pattern options, such as ashlar, flagstone, fractured slate, running brick, cobblestone, and more.
- Spray Knockdown Finish – This is an acrylic concrete coating that is sprayed on a slab. Popular for resurfacing a concrete pool deck because this creates a textured surface that is stunning and slip-resistant. It kind of looks like stucco but with a less intense knockdown texture. Another notable feature of this coating is that it maintains a cool temperature even during hot and humid days.
- Epoxy Flooring – Epoxy, a mix of equal parts of epoxy resin and polyamine hardener, is a really tough material that is popular as garage floors, basements, commercial floors, and interior flooring option. This seamless coating is is highly recommended by epoxy flooring contractors in Minneapolis, Minnesota because it is resistant to weight, heavy traffic, impact, abrasion, and other types of damage.
- Polyurea Polyaspartic Coating – Originally developed for industrial floors, this coating is a very tough and durable material. It is a fast-drying coating, making it a popular coating for those who want a quick install.
Interested in restoring your concrete? Call (612) 268-6687 for resurfacing options.
Some property owners think that the only way to acquire their dream concrete spaces is by replacing the old slab. Minneapolis Concrete Artisans is a licensed decorative concrete company that will make the most of what concrete you have and transform it into something much better. Each of our installers has over 5 years of experience in this field. We have the skill and expertise to give you beautiful and timeless results.
Let’s discuss your project so we can get a good understanding of what you want and what would be best for you. Call or email us today.