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Resurfacing With Semco FL
All things wear out over time. Even concrete surfaces succumb to the ravages of time and erosion of water, wind and even the sun. The sun and salt water soaked air here in Florida takes an especially heavy toll on concrete surfaces. Before you go ripping up your concrete slab, consider a concrete resurfacer to return old concrete to new life. Below we answer a few common questions about concrete resurfacing in Florida.
1. What Is Concrete Resurfacing?
Concrete resurfacing is an affordable alternative to concrete removal and demolition. Instead of ripping up an entire concrete slab and pouring new concrete, concrete resurfacing treats the top layer of concrete. In concrete resurfacing, minor cracks and damage are repaired and filled and a new top surface is applied called a concrete overlay. The concrete overlay bonds to the original concrete substrate at the molecular level making it strong and durable.
2. How Much Does Concrete Resurfacing Cost?
The cost of applying a concrete resurfacer depends on a number of factors including size of area to be resurfaced, ease of access, whether it is interior or exterior concrete. But it is always considerably cheaper to resurface your concrete than to remove and replace it.
3. When Is The Best Time To Resurface Concrete?
There is no agreed upon “best time” to resurface your concrete. Any exterior concrete work should be done in dry conditions and above freezing temperatures. These two requirements are dependent upon your location.
4. How Long Does Concrete Resurfacing Last?
Concrete resurfacing will last as long as the concrete that it overlays. The special molecular bond that is created between the concrete substrate and the new concrete overlay ensures that there is a seamless continuation of structure from concrete to bond to resurfacer.
5. What Does Concrete Resurfacer Look Like?
Some concrete resurfacing looks the same as the original concrete, others , like Semco’s X-Bond Seamless Stone come in a variety of polishes, and colors for you to choose from.
6. Can You Resurface A Driveway?
Of course! And it can be done decoratively too. Driveway resurfacing is a great alternative to concrete demo and removal. No need to rip up old concrete. And the time required for concrete resurfacing is far less than the days and weeks that it sometimes takes to remove, pour, set and dry a new concrete driveway.
7. Can You Resurface Concrete For ADA Compliance?
You sure can. With Semco ADA Safety Flooring, you can make your concrete surface ADA compliant for pool decks, sidewalks and more.
8. Should I Resurface My Concrete Floor?
It depends on the state of the concrete. If the concrete is badly damaged, sinking due to foundational issues, concrete replacement might be the best choice. But if the cracks are minor, then resurfacing is a much better bet.
9. Does Concrete Resurfacer Come As A Decorative Concrete Overlay?
10. How Do I Get Started With Concrete Resurfacing?
Some Things To Consider Before Resurfacing Your Concrete
So now that you know the general process of concrete refinishing and resurfacing, you can start to plan your own project. Before you do so, take some time to consider what you want to get out of concrete resurfacing. Do you want cheap and easy, or something more durable and long lasting? Are you looking to add some decorative concrete or colors to your surface? Some concrete resurfacers, like SEMCO resurfacing products, come in a variety of surface textures, polishes and finishes. Another thing to take into account is if you need or want some slip resistant coatings. Semco ADA Safety flooring is perfect if you need a concrete area like a pool deck, bathroom or lockeroom to be ADA compliant. Finally, there are some applications that need both durability and chemical resistance, like garages and even driveways. If you need a durable, chemical resistant surface, make sure that the resurfacing product that you use is suited for the job. Check the surface strength limitations and chemical resistant properties of any concrete resurfacer before you purchase.
The Many Advantages Of The Resurfacing Of Concrete
Resurfacing concrete can be a terrific thing for your outdoor property in many diverse ways. Resurfacing work, first and foremost, is highly economical. Other concrete restoration solutions tend to cost a lot more. Resurfacing does not require demolition or removal of concrete floors . It doesn’t call for the assistance of overwhelming numbers of contractors all at the same time. That’s why it’s a technique that can be terrific for people who wish to reduce their expenses dramatically but still get a beautiful new concrete surface.
Do I Have A Surface That’s Fit For Resurfacing Work?
Resurfacing concrete is great for a variety of applications. Concrete driveways are a great candidate for resurfacing as long as they are not structurally compromised. Old walkways and sidewalks are also a great prospect for resurfacing. Another great application for concrete resurfacers is garage flooring. Garages take a lot of wear and tear and need a strong, chemical resistant surface to keep up. Make sure that the resurfacing product you use is up to the task.
Resurfacing Concrete With Semco Florida Surface Solutions
The Semco Florida product line features a number of concrete resurfacing solutions for a variety of needs and applications. For garages, driveways, sidewalks and more, Semco can help you resurface your concrete. From ADA Safety Flooring concrete solutions to crack bridging and repair to decorative concrete resurfacing, Semco has a product for your project. Contact us and tell us about you resurfacing project. We are happy to help in any way we can.
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