I started learning concrete when I worked summer jobs for a contractor. Site preparation, laying steel mesh and rebar, then pouring and finishing concrete. I worked for over 5 years for this contractor even after i had graduated high school. I later went on to open my own business..
We're a small town company having been started in Spring years ago. Don't let that fool you we all have years of experience in concrete, evolving into custom paving stamping coloring to fit individual preferences.
Our crews strive for perfection on every project. We offer a variety of finishes for you to choose from.
.A concrete overlay gives ugly concrete patio, floor, or pool deck a complete new look.
From a simple resurfacing to something quite elaborate, the possibilities are endless!
Being in the concrete business since the early 70's, I've seen lots of concrete that can use a new surface.
Back then there wasn't many user friendly products that would allow you to easily resurface a worn out concrete floor, sidewalk, patio or deck.
But now, that's a different ballgame! Today's "polymer modified" additives, and "just add water" bag mixes and it's really very easy to do a concrete makeover.
What's overlay stuff made of? Most manufactures of these overlay products have their own proprietary blends. All you need to know is there's a blend of cements, various aggregates and polymer resins. It's the polymers in the overlays that make them unique. The polymers are the "adhesive" that help make these products very strong and provide a pertinacious bond to existing concrete.
How does one overlay concrete?Well, it is quite easy. But some training and practice are needed before you just dive in on a project.
Things to consider:
The concrete being resurfaced needs to be sound structurally. If it's badly cracked, soft settled and/or powdery you're probably going to prefer to replace it instead.
The surface preparation is necessary if you want it to last!
What overlay product you use will be determined by what you want for a finished look. Some overlays can be thin and others can be measured in inches.
On average overlay costs about a fifth of what a new construction would cost.