Concrete Resurfacing: Dos And Don’ts

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(Last Updated On: February 25, 2017)
Concrete Resurfacing dos and donts
Dos and don’ts of concrete resurfacing

If you have a driveway or patio, which is made of concrete and it’s been quite a while since you took some time out to maintain it, then it could need resurfacing by now. Concrete resurfacing is pretty easy if you know the right method to do it. You might set a budget of 300 to 500 dollars for this DIY project. It might sound like a lot but you do intend to use good materials and you’d want to do a good job to make it long lasting, don’t you? If that’s the case, follow the given steps and get started. Your work shouldn’t take more than a day.

• First of all, you need to clean the area. This means that you would have to remove all the dirt, grime, the debris, and other loose pieces. Do keep an eye on the weather reports though; you would NOT want to start on a rainy or windy day. It’s ideal to work on a day when the temperature is cruelly over 50 degrees outside. Strip the area off any paint or sealers.
• After you manually clean the area, use high-pressure water (preferably at 3500 psi) and blast away the remaining dirt and grime. This would smoothen out the surface and make it ready for work. Tape-off the sidelines and edges, so that you don’t ruin the surrounding area.
• Now comes the mixing part. You need to prepare your concrete mix perfectly so that the end result gives you a sturdy outcome. Do ask for some advice from your constructor if you’re not sure about the method and measurements.
• After you’re ready with the mix, apply the first layer and make sure you fill up holes and cracks carefully. Let it dry up a bit and then apply the second layer. Spray water. Then, use a concrete level finishing broom. Then all the skim coat and shape up the edges.

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