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Concrete Overlay vs. Removal

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Is your driveway, patio, or other concrete area looking worn? Is it cracked, chipped, or otherwise making you think it needs to be completely redone? Consider having a professional take a look. You may not need a removal, but a concrete overlay instead.

Why the Overlay May be Better Than a Removal

As long as the underlying concrete is still stable and not crumbling, an overlay could be the best option. Overlays are just as new and attractive as a completely new driveway. You can have it stamped, or in any decorative pattern possible with concrete, without the expense of removing all the existing concrete.

Professional concrete overlays are not standard driveway concrete. They are made for strength, durability, and can be creatively altered to suit your design preferences with staining, stamping, special polymers, fibers, and other methods and ingredients. You can revitalize your driveway, patio, or other concrete surface with a custom and completely new look, and a finished product that is as functional as the first version.

A professional can take your troubled concrete area and add overlay mixes that transform plain, standard concrete into an elegant addition to your home. Even if the current concrete is not too worn, but you want something new and better, anyway, consider an overlay. You could have new colors, finishes, or a brick, or paver appearance. Find inspiration for new porches, decks, pool areas, and anywhere concrete will work. You may even find yourself inspired to renew other parts of your home to match your beautiful new concrete.

Rather than replace the area with what you already know, you could have what you really want without spending too much more, and with far less trouble than the replacement project. Consider concrete overlays. Contact us at Stamped Concrete. We’ll evaluate your old concrete and help you get the patio, driveway, or any other concrete area of your dreams.

Revitalize Your Patio with a Concrete Overlay

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Stamped-Overlay-(1)There are still plenty of warm days left in the seasons. Even as fall approaches, there will be ample opportunities to sit out on your outdoor patio with friends and food, or coffee and a good book. This means reasons to consider a patio revitalization. If your patio is concrete, a concrete overlay may be precisely what you need.

Concrete does not have to be grey and boring. There are many options for a concrete overlay that can be a patio floor makeover. You can choose simple, single colors, stamped designs, multicolored options, textured, and more. Even worn, cracked concrete can be polished, removed if necessary, strengthened, and made stunning with new concrete overlays.

The Process

First, your chosen professional will make certain that your current patio concrete and materials are sound. If your patio is badly damaged with too many cracks, or too soft, you may have to go beyond resurfacing and replace the concrete altogether.

Once the concrete base has been prepared, either by polishing or replacing, the decorative overlay can be laid. The concrete is resurfaced with a concrete mixture, made to suit your specifications, and stamped with designs, should that be your preference.

These overlays can be stamped to look like stone, and to hold specific shapes and patterns. They can be sprayed for texture and gloss, but they are generally made to be slip-free. The designs and combinations are almost limitless. Though it is concrete, it is far from what people see in their minds when they think of concrete.

We have the experience necessary to design and build the perfect patio for you. Even if you don’t currently have a concrete patio, you may want one when you see how beautiful the overlays can be. Take a look at our website and some of what we offer in concrete overlays, and then contact us for more. Tell us what you want, and we can make your dream patio a reality.