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Concrete Resurfacing – Creating The Mix

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Concrete Resurfacing – Creating The Mix

You should not mix more than one bag at a time. A professional tip is to use a 0.5 inch drill and paddle mixer to get the best results. As a rule of thumb, you will need around 3.5 quarts of water per 40 pound bag of mix. If you are resurfacing in warm weather, use cold water and if you are resurfacing in cold weather, use warm water. Make sure you have a large bucket; a 5 gallon plastic bucket is ideal. Pour most of the water in first followed by most of the mix. Start mixing the combination until a smooth consistency has been achieved; let it rest for a few minutes before mixing again. Use the remaining water or mix to ensure the right consistency is achieved. Spray the concrete surface with water before application; this prevents the concrete drawing moisture from the resurfacer. Click here to learn more about our resurfacing...

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Concrete Resurfacing – Surface Cleaning

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Concrete Resurfacing – Surface Cleaning

Once the concrete is deemed suitable for resurfacing, the next step is thorough cleaning of the surface. In most cases, a garden hose is sufficient but it may be better to use a pressure washer. If you decide to go down the more thorough route, use a 3,500 psi washer for best results. Remove any oil or paint stains from the concrete before moving on to the next step. Click here to learn more about our resurfacing...

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Concrete Resurfacing – Repairing Small Cracks

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Concrete Resurfacing – Repairing Small Cracks

While small cracks don’t indicate any structural problems with concrete, it is best to fix the issue as soon as possible. Once a small cracks appears, wear and tear will inevitably cause it to expand. ‘Minor’ usually refers to cracks that are 0.5 inches or less deep and 0.25 inches or less wide. Here is a quick 5 step process to repair minor cracks and get your concrete ready for resurfacing: 1. Clean the cracks with a wire brush. Get rid of loose debris and vacuum. Be sure to thoroughly remove any oil or grease around the crack. 2. Use clean sand to fill up the crack; if it is more than 0.5 inches deep, only fill the crack up to 0.5 inches with sand. 3. Purchase premixed concrete crack sealant, shake the container and cut its tip to the same width as the crack. 4. Apply the sealant in layers of 0.25 inches and if you need to force the sealant into the crack, use a putty knife. Allow each layer to set overnight before trying to add another one. 5. Do not fill the cracks beyond the surface level of the concrete. Don’t walk or drive across it until the sealant has been fully cured. Click here to learn more about our resurfacing...

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Concrete Resurfacing – Surface Preparation

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Concrete Resurfacing – Surface Preparation

You should look upon concrete resurfacing as cosmetic finishes rather than products for concrete repair. Ultimately, there is no point embarking on a concrete resurfacing project unless you have addressed all structural problems. In simple terms, don’t continue with the project if there are chunks of concrete that have broken away, lifted or sunk. It isn’t hard to determine whether there is a structural problem as the signs are usually obvious. If you find evidence of structural damage, there is an underlying problem which necessitates the replacement of some or even all the concrete. Further clear signs of damage are deep and large cracks running through the slab or if you can see the surface turning into pieces of powder or sand. It is a mistake to try resurfacing concrete in this condition because all you can do is mask the problems for a short period of time. Resurfacing is very effective on concrete with minor pits or cracks as long as these issues are repaired before the project begins. Bear in mind that most concrete resurfacers are not reliable beyond a depth of 0.5 inches. Click here to learn more about our resurfacing...

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