Taking Concrete Surfaces To A Whole New Level

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.


It is possible to install concrete in your home or business by yourself, but for long-lasting results and professional quality, the best option is to hire a concrete contractor in Memphis. A contractor will be able to efficiently install your concrete and can also make repairs if they become necessary. While many people consider price when searching for a concrete contractor, there are numerous other considerations as well.

Services Offered

The ideal concrete contractor in Memphis will be able to offer you multiple services, such as consultation, installation and repair. He or she should be able to install a wide range of products to meet all of your needs as this allows you to work with the same contractor on all projects. For example, the best contractors will be able to apply stains and colors, such as SunAcid; decorative overlays, such as SunStamp and SunStone; and acrylic finishes, such as SunSand.

Products Used

You also want to pay attention to the products that your Memphis concrete contractor uses. High-quality products, such as those offered by SurfaceScapes, may cost slightly more, but the result will be worth it. These quality concrete products tend to last longer and are more likely to create a polished, professional appearance. They are the result of tons of research and testing, to ensure quality and the very best in technology in today’s decorative concrete industry.

Reliability and References

Finally, as with any other contractor that you are hiring, you will want to consider the references and general reliability of the concrete contractor. Select one that has good reviews online or is able to provide you with a list of references and jobs that have been done recently. Remember that the occasional poor review does not indicate anything wrong with the contractor’s work; that particular customer may be impossible to please. Instead, look at the overall theme and customer satisfaction ratings. Also check whether the contractor stands by his or her work, indicating reliability.

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