While concrete is an incredibly durable material, it will occasionally experience pitting or chipping. When this occurs, the process of fixing concrete in Memphis can be fairly simple with the help of SurfaceScapes and Sundek Products. In most cases, repairing chips in the concrete will involve filling them in with a concrete repair material and possibly sealing or resurfacing the area.
Check That Repair Is Possible
Before fixing concrete in Memphis, it is essential to ensure that repair is actually an option. Doing repairs is almost always an option unless the damage is severe. Keep in mind that only patching a small area of the concrete surface could give the repaired area a slightly different appearance. You must either be prepared for this difference in color or also talk to your SurfaceScapes representative about applying a decorative topping over the entire area, such as Classic Texture. If you are unsure about whether your concrete can be repaired or must be replaced, contact SurfaceScapes to evaluate it.
Prepare the Concrete
The first step that your contractor will take in repairing the concrete is to clean off the area that they will be fixing. This means removing oil stains, sealers, wax, and any other potential bond breakers. They will remove all of the loose and broken concrete. In many cases, chips or pits will extend further than initially thought, so if surrounding areas still sound hollow after testing, it’s best to expose the entire damaged area to prevent future repairs. Finally, the installer will thoroughly vacuum and clean the area to remove all dust and any bond breaking material.
Repair the Surface
Your contractor will then use a Sundek patch repair product based on your substrate type and extent of the damage. An epoxy-based product may be used if the concrete is to be resurfaced with a SunEpoxy product after. Polymer-modified cement patches are another option, and they are typically used when a resurfacing with an overlay like Tuscan.
Once the repair is properly done and has cured completely, the remaining overlay, color and finish system will be applied, depending on the specifics of the project.