How to Restore Damaged Decorative Concrete

Your decorative concrete has been in place for several years and you’re beginning to notice a few cracks or chips, or perhaps some fading and discoloration – what to do?

Not to panic; unless there is an underlying issue with the sub-base of the concrete, most of the damage is easily repairable and will restore the decorative concrete back to its new condition and ability to furnish many more years of service. It is much more cost effective to repair and restore rather than replace.

The first thing that should be done if any damage is noticed is to have your concrete inspected by a professional.

Although sturdy and long lasting, concrete will eventually start showing small signs of aging. Expert in everything concrete, Concrete Designs can quickly assess the problem and offer the best solution. Sub-base issues are relatively rare and usually caused by poorly prepared and laid surfaces. In this case, replacing may be your only option. Again, this is relatively rare.

When signs of aging begin to show as faded or discolored areas, either caused by weather extremes outdoors or in heavy traffic locations indoors, the restoration process can be as simple as a proper and thorough cleaning followed by a surface coloration treatment. If flaking or peeling is the problem, that is usually a sign that it’s past time for a fresh coat of sealant, or the present sealant was not the right one for your particular concrete. This involves sanding and cleaning off the old sealant and properly applying the correct sealer. Either of these issues can be quickly and affordably taken care of by the experienced experts at Concrete Designs, restoring your decorative concrete back to its like-new appearance.

Restoring damage from small cracks or chips in your decorative concrete is another fairly common problem with an easy fix by the professionals.

The chips or cracks will be filled, after correctly prepping the area, with a blend of ingredients formulated to adhere to the existing concrete, then sanded to match. Resurfacing with either coatings or overlays is the final step in restoring the damages to their original beauty.
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