HOW TO RESURFACE A CONCRETE DRIVEWAY

Learning how to resurface a concrete driveway so it will last for many years requires some preparation, planning, technique, and the right repair material.

Concrete driveway resurfacing can be done to cracked, spalled, and peeling concrete driveways to make them look just like new again. Changing the appearance of the surface is also possible by doing a stamped concrete overlay.

Using a polymer-modified concrete repair material, the new surface is only 1/8 to 3/8 inches thick. After fixing the cracks, the concrete can be acid etched and neutralized, then rinsed and cleaned.

The primer coat is applied to the driveway surface, then the polymer-modified concrete is applied and either broom finished or it can be colored and stamped for a decorative look.

If the pop-outs in the concrete driveway are more than 1/8 inch deep, these should be filled in up to the original surface of the concrete before resurfacing the entire driveway. If you try to fill in these deeper spalled areas and resurface the driveway in one coat, it will be difficult to get the entire driveway surface to look uniform.

Here is a video that shows how to resurface and patch a concrete driveway, then giving it a broom finish.

Concrete Driveway Resurfacing Video

Although it looks easy, learning how to patch a concrete driveway and have it last for many years is an art. The skills learned from many years of experience make the process look quite easy. If you are unsure about performing the skills required for a successful concrete driveway resurfacing experience, then contact a professional, it will be well worth the money.

If your concrete driveway just has some cracks that need to be repaired, click on how to repair concrete driveway cracks to learn how to fix driveway cracks.



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