Is it right for you? Resurface concrete driveway or tear it out and replace it?...
You don't wan't throw money away on something that's doomed to fail, at the same time the expense of replacing a concrete driveway may be unneccessary.
|Large, opened cracks in driveway... Not a good candidate for resurfacing.||Discolored, scaling driveway... Still structurally sound and suitable to be resurfaced.|
Resurfacing is an economical way making look new again that's a fraction of the cost of replacement. Not only that, you can get a colored or decorative finish too really boost that curb appeal.
Unfortunately it doesn't work on every driveway and it can be difficult to conclude whether or not your driveway is a good candidate for resurfacing. It all boils down to structural soundness. Resurfacing material is only as strong as what you put it on.
Here are the most common problems with concrete that would make resurfacing a bad idea.
Now let's look at some common problems with structurally sound concrete that resurfacing can solve.
If you're just not sure whether or not it is a good idea to resurface concrete driveway, consult some contractors and get a few opinions. They can also provide you with some options on colors, textures, and patterns for your new driveway.
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