Concrete Patio Resurfacing
Resurfacing an already existing patio is becoming a popular option for backyard transformations. If your patio is fairly sound, meaning there are no large, uneven cracks, then your surface is a good candidate for a concrete overlay. An overlay is a cementitious material that can be sprayed or spread over your existing patio surface. It can be applied in various thicknesses to create a new, smooth surface for your patio.
Once applied a variety of decorative options can be added to give color, texture and even slip resistance to your ‘new' patio. Some resurfacing systems adapt for stamping and stenciling so you can get the look of texture or stone without having to remove or replace any part of your patio.
Other benefits of many overlay systems include resistance to damage from salt, pool chemicals, UV exposure, and freeze-thaw conditions. Many systems are also quick drying so your deck can be improved in very little time.
To determine if your patio can be resurfaced as is, it is best to contact a contractor. An experienced concrete contractor can let you know if your patio can be easily repaired and covered, and what options are best for you.