Concrete patios are common in San Diego homes. It is a great place to enjoy the outdoors without leaving your home. When the concrete starts to wear out, it can be quite unpleasant to look at and unsafe to walk on. Fortunately, there is a way to make it look better and become functional again without replacing the existing slab. How? Concrete Patio Resurfacing. Here are a few of the most important things you need to know about this concrete solution:
1. Available Applications
Stamped Overlay – This is a cementitious material that is laid out on the surface of the patio and then imprinted with a pattern. Homeowners would love to choose from the wide selection of patterns available with a stamped overlay, such as ashlar, running brick, basket weave, herringbone, flagstone, fractured slate, and more.
Spray Texture – This is an acrylic concrete coating that is sprayed down, instead of poured, on a concrete surface.
The splattered material is then knocked down, creating a slip-resistant texture that is stunning but in a subtle way.
2. Best Time to Do It
There is no specific date or time to best resurface a concrete patio. However, it is highly recommended to do it in dry weather.
3. Hire or DIY
Although there are tons of DIY resurfacing tutorials available on the internet today, it is quite risky to resurface on your own, especially without previous experience. It is highly recommended to hire a licensed concrete contractor to ensure the best possible results. Here are other reasons why hiring a pro is better:
- The work comes with a warranty.
- A pro is equipped with the right tools and equipment.
- They have more experience and are highly trained to do resurfacing.
- You won’t have to stress yourself doing it by yourself.
4. Typical Project Length
Depending on the amount of surface preparation needed, the project may take about two or three days to complete.
5. Concrete Patio Resurfacing Cost
There is no fixed rate when it comes to resurfacing a concrete patio. There are factors that could influence the total cost of the project, such as:
- The size of the job
- The type of resurfacing coating or overlay used
- How much repairs or surface preparation is needed
- Any custom add-ons you request
To get more detailed information on concrete patio resurfacing, take advantage of the free consultations that contractors give to customers.