Concrete Driveway Resurfacing
Modesto Driveway Repair & Resurfacing
Concrete driveway resurfacing is an affordable option for homeowners who want to change the appearance of their driveway without having to completely replace it. The cost of concrete driveway resurfacing varies depending on the size of your driveway, the type of finish you choose, and whether you hire a professional contractor or DIY.
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How can I make my concrete driveway look new again?
If you want to give your driveway a facelift, consider resurfacing it. This process involves applying a coat of concrete and sealant over the entire driveway, including cracks and crevices. Resurfacing is a great option because it saves you time, money, and frustration. Plus, you don’t have to worry about ripping out old concrete or digging holes for new pavers. Instead, you simply lay down a new layer of concrete, add a few coats of sealant, and voilà – you’ve got yourself a beautiful new driveway.
How do you resurface a concrete driveway?
Concrete driveway resurfacing is one of those projects that seems like it takes forever. But it doesn’t have to take long to make your driveway look great again. If you’re thinking about resurfacing your driveway, here are some things to consider before starting.
Clean the Surface
First, you’ll want to clean off any loose gravel and sand. Then use a pressure washer to blast away any remaining dirt and dust. This step is important because there might be some old sealant residue left over from previous applications. Sealants tend to dry out and crack over time, especially if they’ve been sitting around for a few years. You don’t want to add another layer of cracking to your driveway.
Remove All Dirt, Oil, and Any Other Debris
Once the surface is clean, you’ll need to remove any grease or oil that might still be present. You can use a degreaser product, such as WD40, to help loosen up stubborn stains. After the surface has dried, you’ll want to vacuum the entire area to remove any additional debris.
Prepare The Surface
Before resurfacing, grind, etch, or acid wash the driveway so the overlay can bond to the surface.
We mix your concrete materials and add any grit and coloring agents.
We then spread the mix evenly over your driveway ensuring the coating is even and adhering properly. After application, we give the coating at least 24 hours to dry.
Can I resurface my concrete driveway myself?
Resurfacing a driveway is a very big project, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing. A professional contractor will have the tools and knowledge necessary to properly prepare the surface prior to applying the concrete surface. Once the surface is clean, the concrete driveway can be resurfaced.
In addition to proper preparation, there are several things that can go wrong during the process of resurfacing a driveway. One of those problems is improper application. You want to make sure that the coating adheres to the concrete surface. If the coating does not adhere properly, you could end up with chipped or cracked concrete. Another issue that arises is that of improperly prepared surfaces. An uncoated concrete driveway is susceptible to damage from rain, the sun, and even cars driving over it.
The best way to avoid these potential problems is to hire a reputable concrete contractor. If you live in Modesto or the surrounding areas, reach out to A1 Concrete Modesto for your driveway resurfacing project.
Can you resurface a damaged driveway?
If your driveway is severely damaged, it might be worth having it rebuilt. You shouldn’t attempt to resurface a driveway that is cracked, broken, or severely uneven. This type of work requires specialized equipment to make sure that the new material adheres properly to the old.
If you have minor damage such a small cracks or insignificant chipped around expansion joints, it’s likely that you can have it repaired and then resurfaced, depending on the extent of the damage. Before embarking on a driveway resurfacing project, it’s important to have your damage inspected. An experienced concrete contractor can help determine whether or not you’re able to resurface your driveway.