Top Image Credit: Niles Erickson is the marketing manager for Erickson Construction Co. Yet this wonderful amenity can also pose a design dilemma if you want both decks to look the same but they are built of different materials. You may freely link to this site, and use it for non-commercial use subject to our. If it's badly cracked, settled or soft and powdery you're probably going to want to replace it instead. We mixed it well, poured it into a rolling tray, used a brush to apply it along the edges, and then rolled the rest on using a long handled roller. Fill the recesses with resurfacer, and smooth with a finish trowel. Squeeze the caulk into the cracks with a caulking gun, and smooth it with a putty knife.
We are going to finish off the top of the siding, widen the posts with some additional cladding, and then add a fence along the lower far end for additional privacy. If you send us an email address we can send some pictures of the whole process. Besides patios and driveways, Ardex can be used to resurface concrete stairs, sidewalks, garage floors, and most vertical surfaces. Step 7 Evenly spread the resurfacer back and forth onto the slab. Remove moss, roots, and vines. I hope this amazingly transformed pool is still in its good state. Although a great deal of time can be spent trying to fit each of the randomly shaped pieces together, the patio we saw utilized mortar joints that averaged one-inch in width and varied from about half that width to some areas that were about twice as wide.
They provide general contracting and foundation repair services. Then another part of a day to do a second coat after the dry time had been allowed for. My dad and I recently made it one Saturday afternoon, I will post the tutorial soon! Fill the walkway joints with peel-and-stick foam weatherstripping, and dampen the concrete if necessary. Well, like I said, it is quite easy. Any kind of sand will do. Generally speaking, the chemical method is more economical for small jobs such as small sections of a patio or a cement walk.
Patch all cracks, crevices, and holes in the old concrete surface. I really liked the pool pictures after remodeling the pool and pool-side areas. There are cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. If I haven't seen the before and after pictures I wouldn't have believed how awful it used to look. Thanks Jack and Maria said. © Four Generations One Roof - All Rights Reserved. We will explain to you exactly how the job will proceed so that you will have confidence in our services and know what to expect.
A concrete or block primer will give you a nice, even surface to work with, instead of the uneven, porous surface of non-primed concrete. Let the cement set for a few hours and then do a second pour with the resurfacing or patching mix, feathering it into the old work. You might be able to raise the slab yourself… if it is not too large and heavy. If your concrete patio or porch has become uneven, A-1 Concrete can offer effective alternatives to the expensive, tear out and re-pour method of repair. If you take a break in between, just wrap your roller in a plastic grocery bag. And a couple more hours to seal it.
It does not have to troweled smooth. That old patio can now easily be transformed into a beautiful patio that will make you the envy of the neighborhood. The cleanup is also quick, as there is no excess, muddy material to have to wash away or clean with water. A-1 Concrete has the expertise to carry out your concrete patio repair project from the beginning stages to completion. But this method is not so simple. My mom loves black and sand colors together so we used her existing cushions along with some bolster pillows from the fabric I had left over from our makeover.
For optimum results, work on a day with low humidity, no rain and an air temperature ranging between 70° and 75°F. The priming step is very important and needs to be done correctly and thoroughly. Allow the product to dry between applications according to label instructions. An advantage of this procedure is that it will also fill in any gaps under the concrete where sinking has not yet occurred and prevents water from pooling or running through the foundations. Firstly, Where you have routered the edge of the pool, have you had any problems with it splitting or splintering? Which is best for your project? There are methods that can be used to raise a sunken slab of virtually any size back to it's original position. This article was co-authored by. A concrete patio can be painted, but it requires some special attention.
Before I totally avoided this lower deck area, and now it feels so clean, fresh, and welcoming. This step will help the new concrete adhere to the old surface. Some things to consider: The concrete being resurfaced has to be structurally sound. While it may bond well with the concrete, it won't necessarily protect your concrete from the elements. We want to hear from you! It makes your indoor and outdoor charm-full. I was thinking of using a cement product which will adhere to the existing surface without having to replace the whole drive and patio? If you liked this, please share. Fit the wand with a 25-degree fan tip, and hold it 6 to 8 inches from the surface as you clean the concrete with slow, even sweeps.
Especially the Cape Code Gray cement color. We've been trained to use these products. This reduces the odds of a similar problem occurring again. My friends are now loyal clients of the company. Disclosure: I worked with Rust-Oleum Canada on this product review. I am living and loving life.