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Taking Concrete Surfaces To A Whole New Level

No matter the type of property you are working on in Memphis, adding a limestone coating to a concrete driveway can dramatically improve its value. This coating is simple to apply, as it doesn’t require tearing up the existing driveway, and it will look just like limestone, providing all the benefits of natural stone without the high cost or labor time. SunStone from Sundek is perhaps the simplest and highest-quality option to add the appearance of limestone to a concrete surface. Best of all, it is versatile enough to be applied to brick, sheetrock, stucco, walls, foam, or other surfaces as well, so the limestone coating can continue past the driveway regardless of the surface underneath.

Adds to Curb Appeal

One of the biggest ways that a limestone-coated concrete driveway improves the property value is by adding to its curb appeal. When someone first looks at a home, they notice the landscaping, the overall exterior appearance of the home, and the condition of the driveway and sidewalks. A driveway that appears to be made of limestone instantly gives the house an upscale appearance as limestone is an expensive and durable material. It is also much more visually appealing than a standard driveway made from a solid piece of concrete without any colors or patterns.

Increases Durability

Because a limestone coating is a type of concrete overlay, it also improves the durability of the driveway. A driveway with cracks or minor spalling will lead to a lower property value than one that is in perfect shape. That is because surfaces without these imperfections last longer, so future property owners do not have to worry about immediate repairs.

Small Investment, Large Gains

Not only does a limestone-coated concrete driveway improve the property value, it does so at a relatively low cost. Since the old driveway doesn’t need to be torn up, there are reduced costs for both labor and supplies, giving property owners the ability to make a small investment and notice large gains in the value of their property. This is especially true when SunStone is installed by SurfaceScapes, as it will be long-lasting and truly look like limestone to the untrained eye.

Concrete is a versatile material offering much more than flat gray slabs. Even if you have a concrete floor, sidewalk, driveway, or patio on your Memphis property, you can completely change it appearance and update your home through decorative concrete resurfacing. There are various Sundek and other products available that can add texture, patterns, or even the appearance of natural stone to your concrete. This resurfacing is easy for the professionals at from Surface Scapes to complete and doesn’t require tearing up the existing concrete to get a new appearance.

 

Understanding Memphis Decorative Concrete Resurfacing

 

In decorative concrete resurfacing, a professional will take your pre-existing concrete and transform its appearance. There are several methods of resurfacing depending on the look that you want. In some cases, this will involve simply treating the surface with color or a stain. It may also involve adding a coating of some sort or adding a new layer of concrete in the form of an overlay. The common factor is that resurfaced concrete will have a top layer that is completely new and looks different.

 

Methods to Use

 

The resurfacing method your contractor uses will depend on the exact way that you want to change the current concrete. The professionals from Surface Scapes can apply an acid-based treatment that mimics leather, wood, or natural stone via acid etching or staining. This type of treatment is frequently combined with concrete dyes, which will add color to your concrete. If you want a specific pattern or design on your resurfaced concrete, we can spread a new layer of concrete and then stamp it in whatever pattern you like, including one that resembles natural stone or bricks. In the case of existing concrete with a solid surface, a resurfacing expert can even engrave it with a pattern you like to create the desired appearance.

Any home or business improvement project can cost a significant amount, which is why many people consider completing it as a DIY project to save money. This is sometimes an option, but in the majority of situations, it makes sense to hire a concrete contractor in Memphis. The professionals at Surface Scapes have the experience necessary to complete the project quickly and correctly, allowing your installed concrete to last longer.

 

Supplies and Materials

 

It is possible for anyone to go to the store and buy concrete pouring equipment, such as trowels and wheelbarrows, but professional contractors will already have all the items you need. This is especially important in the case of larger projects where concrete mixers may be necessary, as these are very expensive to buy or rent. It is also much easier for a concrete contractor in Memphis to find the proper concrete mixes and do so at an affordable price.

 

Project Size and Time

 

Depending on the project, it may sometimes be okay to do a project yourself as long as you are comfortable working with the materials. Tiny patios or other smaller scale projects can be done quickly by some people. Larger projects, such as driveways, pathways, sidewalks, floors, and foundations, however, will take much more time, making it usually necessary to hire a concrete contractor in Memphis. The contractor’s experience will let him or her remove the old concrete and install the new surface in a fraction of the time you would do the job yourself.

 

Avoiding Common Issues

 

In addition to the ability to save time, experienced contractors know how to avoid common mistakes that could lead to having to completely redo the concrete installation. They will perfectly plan and mix the concrete, size the pad correctly, make the concrete form level, and be able to judge whether repairs are enough or concrete replacement is necessary.

 

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