- 1 Can old concrete be resurfaced?
- 2 Does concrete resurfacing last?
- 3 How do I make my concrete walls smooth and shiny?
- 4 Can you pour new concrete over old cracked concrete?
- 5 Can you put a thin layer of concrete over concrete?
- 6 What is the best concrete resurfacer?
- 7 Can pitted concrete be resurfaced?
- 8 Is concrete resurfacing expensive?
- 9 What is the smoothest concrete mix?
- 10 Can you polish concrete walls?
Can old concrete be resurfaced?
Concrete resurfacing is a way to make damaged or dated concrete look new again. A concrete coating is applied over the old surface, offering a variety of color, texture and pattern options. This type of decorative refinishing can be done on driveways, patios, pool decks and even indoor floors.
Does concrete resurfacing last?
How long does it last? Thanks to its advanced bonding properties, concrete resurfacing can last for quite a while. A properly resurfaced floor can last from 8-15 years.
How do I make my concrete walls smooth and shiny?
To achieve a smooth and shiny concrete finish first requires proper leveling, floating, and troweling before it cures. After attaining a relatively smooth concrete surface, and once the concrete is dry, you can utilize either mechanical or chemical polishing methods to achieve a nice, glossy shine.
Can you pour new concrete over old cracked concrete?
There are situations when pouring new concrete isn’t the most suitable option. For instance, surfaces with larger cracks, heaving or settling conditions, or where height cannot be raised, replacement is a better solution. However, in most cases, you can pour a new layer of concrete onto the existing one.
Can you put a thin layer of concrete over concrete?
Yes, you may pour a concrete pad overlay over an existing slab. You need to consider the added height and weight of the overlay on the existing structure. Overlays may include polymers, portland cement concrete, or epoxies.
What is the best concrete resurfacer?
The best concrete resurfacing material is the Quikrete Concrete Resurfacer (No 1131). The QUIKRETE® Concrete Resurfacer (No. 1131) is a special blend of Portland cement, sand, polymer modifiers and other additives.
Can pitted concrete be resurfaced?
Indeed, you can use resurfacer to revive just about any worn-out concrete surface. In especially dry, windy, or hot conditions, it may be necessary to mist the area while the resurfacer gains strength.
Is concrete resurfacing expensive?
The average cost to resurface 100 square feet of concrete is $400. Less expensive projects can run as little as $300 while more expensive ones are about $500. Concrete with a decorative overlay typically ranges in price from $7 to $12 per square foot while stamped concrete costs $8 to $20.
What is the smoothest concrete mix?
I suggest using an aggregate free Portland cement and sand (or silica powder if its available). The ratio is typically 1 part cement to 3 parts sand and water of course. The trick to getting a smooth final surface starts after its poured and before it sets.
Can you polish concrete walls?
Concrete walls are a blank canvas. If cold and industrial isn’t the design style you are aiming for, remedy the problem by polishing the walls to a high shine. Once the walls are sanded and polished, you can coat them with a clear sealer, stain them or paint them to match your décor.