There is a popular belief that the first impression is the last impression. At the very first sight we indeed tend to form a mental picture of the person, and once the foundation has been made, then it is difficult to erase it. The same holds for real estate and architecture as well. It’s as simple as mathematics.
Suppose guests walk into your house and noticed that the patio has been slightly damaged and a few concrete slabs have even loosened up then such an impression can last long and is disturbing as well. Consider concrete resurfacing the damaged areas of the house and it surroundings.
Insights about concrete resurfacing:
1) Save up on costs: In fact, many aren’t aware that concrete resurfacing is a good option especially when a concrete slab is damaged or some part of the floor is disfigured. Concrete resurfacing can save a lot of money in such cases where one can quickly get it resurfaced and that too without even needing much help.
2) Do it yourself if the damage is small: In case of small concrete damages, one can repair the area at home without calling an expert. In such a case, if the cracking is not deep, one should get rid of all the old surface especially the broken areas. This process will require a lot of time and it is physically demanding too. After the damaged area is thoroughly clean, it’s time to pour the new concrete.
This is the area, which requires expertise and thus ensures you only try this at home if the damage area is “small.” If the damaged area is big, don’t take any risk and call for the expert’s service. Now, it is very important to clean the surface. One should get rid of any stains before resurfacing is done.
At this point the resurface needs to be applied on the area. Before applying this one needs to mix the resurfacer too. Then, pour the resurfacer into a five-gallon bucket and then add water.
3) The right way to resurface is to be maintained: Give some time to rest the mixture and then add more water or resurfacer, if necessary. The time has arrived to apply the resurfacer. Make sure you pour the concrete resurfacer in small amount on the surface and then immediately spread it using a squilgee. Now, be gentle while using the squilgee and spread the concrete resurfacer gently.
One can also use a brush or a towel. Here, one thing needs to be remembered. If you are doing concrete resurfacing in the outdoor space, do cover the area to avoid it from the rains. While using the squilgee, be gentle towards the edge. Leave the surface to dry for about 3-4 minutes and then apply the second coat.
The procedure, however, remains the same. Now in some of the cases, the second coat is not required if you have managed to seal the gaps in the first attempt carefully. The area will remain wet for some time, so it is better to leave it to dry.
Concrete resurfacing is the best way to solve minor issues such as a cracked concrete or a leaking floor. Well, in this way, one can save a lot of money and prevent the building from acute damages. Though concrete resurfacing looks easy, one needs to know how to use the squilgee or brush to make the edges look even. Also, the right proportion of water and resurfacer are needed to prepare the mixture. If the mixture becomes too slippery, then the slab will not hold onto the concrete.