My husband and I wanted to add an addition to our home for years before we finally decided to act on the idea. However, we then realized that we desperately needed to update our kitchen, as well. Before we started the remodeling process, we prepared for what we expected: stress. We made sure we cleared our calendars and didn't have any other major commitments during the remodeling process. However, once we began planning the renovations, we quickly learned that we were actually having a lot of fun! The renovation process also went very smoothly and, now that the process is over, we both joke around that it feels "too quiet" in hear without the company of the contractors. I enjoyed t all so much I decided to start a blog to share my remodeling tips to help others who will soon be taking the plunge!
Concrete is an extremely durable material. Many people have it installed in their garage, basement, driveway and any number of other places around the home. While you might not expect it, concrete can end up cracking due to the elements or just not being durable enough to handle the normal wear and tear it is being put up against. Thankfully, concrete resurfacing allows you to restore your surface and get it looking as good as new in no time. To help you understand the process, here are the steps needed to get the job done.
Preparing your surface.
1. The first thing you have to do in any type of remodeling or resurfacing job is to get your surface ready. Take a broom and remove any debris on the surface. You need to start with a clean slate.
2. After that, use your garden hose to wash it down just to make sure everything is gone and your product is going to adhere nicely.
3. If there are any paint, oil stains or tree sap, you need to get rid of those as well. When all else fails and those stubborn stains just won't go, you can always use a sealant over the stain. This will help your resurfacing materials adhere better.
Mix your product.
You typically only need your mixture, water, a bucket and something to stir it with to create your resurfacing agent. Based on the manufacturer's directions, mix your product and prepare for application. Oftentimes, you need to allow the mixture to rest for a few minutes to cure before you can apply it to the surface.
Apply the product.
To apply the product, you need to make sure you have the right tools. A long-handled squeegee works great for creating smooth, even texture, while a garden hose allows you to wet the surface evenly.
1. Once your product is ready, you want to wet your surface down ever so slightly. You don't need to saturate your concrete and leave large puddles everywhere. You simply want it moist to prevent it from drawing the moisture from your resurfacing agent.
2. Any standing water should be swept away before laying the resurfacing material down.
3. Once wet, begin laying your material down. Pour it in small amounts and spread it around to prevent any large clumps from forming due to not being able to reach the area you applied the resurfacing material to.
4. Once applied, you simply allow the area to cure.
Before you know it, you have a new surface that looks absolutely stunning. When in doubt, turn to professional concrete resurfacing experts to get the job done for you. This eliminates hassle and confusion and ensures a smooth, even surface. Visit http://www.mararestoration.com to learn more.