It is common for homeowners to choose a concrete patio over any other material because of its durability which it has proven over the centuries. It is durable enough to withstand outdoor weather and regular use. However, just like any other material, old age and frequent use will soon wear it out. This does not mean, though, that it needs to be replaced. Oftentimes, the damage you see on a concrete patio is fixable. All you need to do is find the right solution at the right price.
Patio Resurfacing, Refinishing, and Repair Options
A patio is a place to enjoy the outdoors without leaving the comfort of your living space. The great thing about concrete, as a material, is that it is highly versatile. You can mold it into any shape or form to acquire the look and function that satisfies you the most. Here are the top decorative concrete coatings and overlays that could restore your patio back to good shape, if not better:
- Stamped Concrete Overlay – This type of resurfacing method involves the installation of an overlay which is then stamped with a pattern. There is a wide selection of patterns to choose from, from natural stone patterns to more modern ones. The result it yields is a highly decorative, durable, and slip-resistant stamped concrete patio that will surely make heads turn.
- Stained Concrete – Concrete is often gray but in varying tones. While some purists enjoy the utilitarian look that raw concrete has, some want something different. Concrete staining can help customize the look of a concrete patio with its wide range of color choices. It is important to note that there are two types of stains: acid and water-based. Acid stains are known for the unique effects and varying color tones that show up when the stain reacts with the lime and mineral content of concrete. Water-based stains are non-reactive so the results are more solid and consistent.
- Knockdown Texture – An acrylic concrete coating is installed through a spray-down method. The splattered material on the patio is troweled, creating a surface that is similar to stucco but with a less intense texture. This is a popular option because it has the ability to stay 30% cooler than other paving materials out there.
Maintaining Concrete Patios
Concrete patios are exposed to a lot of harmful elements outdoors. The constant exposure to weather changes, vehicular traffic, and UV rays cannot be avoided. The great thing about a resurfaced or refinished patio is that it requires minimal cleaning and maintaining. Regular sweeping to remove dirt and debris is enough to keep it clean. Occasional pressure washing can be done for more stubborn dirt.
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Northwest Concrete Resurfacing is one of the most trusted and highly-rated concrete contractors in Seattle, WA. We are dedicated to producing exceptional concrete patios on budget and on schedule with the resurfacing, refinishing, and repair solutions that we have. We have something for every style and every price point.
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