Concrete resurfacing is a good option for a slab with oil or other deep-penetrating stains that cannot be removed by grinding. It’s also a good option for flattening or leveling an uneven slab or slabs with excessive spalling or damage. The resurfacing products cure just like concrete to a light off-white color that is ideal for staining, dyeing, or integral color. They can even be ground and polished. Cement-based, self-leveling overlays can be used on both interior and exterior slabs. The overlays produce a smooth, strong surface with high bond strength. After application, the slab will be ready for foot traffic in 2 – 3 hours and ready for coatings, dyes and stains in about 12 hours.
Concrete resurfacing typically requires a light grind to prep the floor for a good bond with the overlay If imperfections can be removed by grinding, surface preparation is usually a more inexpensive option.
Surface prep is a good option if you’re considering applying a dye or stain to your concrete floor. By lightly grinding the surface of the concrete, you will have a clean, porous slab which will produce a more vibrant, consistent, and longer-lasting color. A clean, porous slab will also allow the sealer to form a stronger bond with the concrete and will last longer.
Surface prep is also used to remove existing paints, coatings, or flooring adhesives. Whether you’re prepping for decorative concrete or another type of flooring, we can grind through almost anything and leave you with a clean slate. We can grind to any level from a rough, abrasive surface for epoxies or other coatings, to very smooth for a stained concrete floor.
Overlays are designed to provide a smooth finish over an existing structurally sound slab. They cannot be used on deteriorating slabs and are not designed as a repair method for bad concrete.