Repairing concrete is no easy task. While concrete is a tough material that can withstand a lot of damage, the simple fact is that changes in temperature, repeated exposure to moisture, chemical spills, and numerous other things can damage concrete. In the past, you might have been forced to tear out all of your concrete and replace it. Today’s concrete companies, however, have developed a variety of techniques and technologies to repair concrete.
Whether you are considering concrete crack repair, concrete resurfacing, or staining your concrete, the right concreting products can help. By using the latest technologies and services, you can repair your concrete today and protect it from future damage tomorrow.
Concrete Crack Repair and Concrete Resurfacing
Shifts in the ground, changing temperatures, or just plain old wear and tear can cause concrete to crack. High quality concrete may last for years and even decades without cracking, but the simple fact is that at some point in time, even concrete will start to wear out.
Concrete contractors can send a team of specialized concrete repair technicians to examine your concrete driveway, concrete garage floor system, or any other concrete surface. Their experts will closely examine your concrete surface and consult with you on what can be done.
If your driveway or other concrete surface has been extensively damaged, concrete crack repair might not be enough. Instead, concreting specialists might recommend that your concrete be resurfaced. In this case, all cracks will be filled in. Then, a new layer of high strength polymer modified concrete material will be applied to the surface of your driveway or other concrete substrate. The concrete will be smoothed out, textured, and allowed to dry. This will restore your concrete surface to near mint condition.
If you are looking for added protection to prevent future damage (which is a great idea, by the way), you can consider one of many concrete stains and coatings that will help protect your concrete. It is true that very few things can actually damage concrete, but concrete can be vulnerable to some things. Liquids, for example, have a habit of seeping into concrete because concrete is porous. Using an acrylic or resin-based coating, such as epoxy can make your concrete more resistant to damage.
Polyaspartic coatings are also emerging as a particularly popular choice. Not only do these coatings look amazing, they can be applied under nearly any condition and will provide a great deal of protection for your concrete. Polyaspartic coatings are not porous, so liquids will never even reach your concrete. This also makes clean up a breeze in case you spill oil or another liquid.