Posted on: 14 August 2015
When concrete gets damaged, you have to consider the cost of repairing the concrete. Pitted, cracked, uneven concrete is an accident waiting to happen. If a neighbor slips on concrete chips that sit on your walkway or driveway, you could be facing a lawsuit for failure to maintain your sidewalk if your negligence led to bodily harm. Replacing a damaged concrete slab can be costly. Resurfacing the concrete, on the other hand, can be advantageous.
The cost to pour a concrete slab will vary from company to company and location to location, but you can expect to pay somewhere between $2,000 and $2,500 to pour a concrete slab. And pouring a slab is only one of the costs you have to worry about, you also have to consider the cost of having your old slab torn out and hauled off. Resurfacing your driveway can cost as little as $1,600 for a 750-square-foot driveway, or as much as $6,000 if you decide to add colors or patterns. Thus, resurfacing can be a cost effective way to renew or improve your driveway.
Depending on whether you have your driveway resurfaced with concrete or with an epoxy and stone resurfacing material, you can either restore your driveway to its original condition or improve the looks of your driveway. You can have your driveway resurfaced to mimic the look of cobblestones, or you can hire a company that uses millions of tiny stones imbedded in epoxy to give your driveway the look of a mosaic. Thus, you can turn a concrete slab that is little more than an accident waiting to happen and turn it into a beautiful accent to your home.
The epoxy resin used in stone resurfacing is highly durable. It can stand up to the elements in that it is flexible enough to counteract frost wedging. When water settles on a bare concrete slab and freezes, the resulting expansion can create cracks in the concrete. On the other hand, if water freezes and expands on a resin surface, the epoxy will flex, thus preventing damage to the surface.
When you decide to have a concrete slab resurfaced instead of replaced, you do yourself several favors. For one, you save money, which is motivation alone. In addition, you can create a beautiful surface which will add to the curb appeal of your home, and you protect your slab from further repairs. Thus, if you have a deteriorated concrete slab around your house, you should consider having it resurfaced with stone instead of replacing it. Contact a local stone resurfacing company, like Marble Tec Systems, for more information.Share