It’s no secret that we are all drawn to beautiful outdoor spaces. Whether we’re entertaining family and friends, or we’re looking for a tranquil haven away from the stresses of life, our backyard can be that place.

Unfortunately, our patio pavers are a health and safety nightmare and that sad, worn look isn’t really hitting the spot. The cracks, chips, and stains aren’t helping the overall aesthetic either!

If replacing your patio is not an option right now, that’s okay.

You can still create your personal backyard paradise by resurfacing your old, worn-out concrete with a new coating that will give it an instant facelift. This is an affordable and practical way to upgrade the exterior of your home without having to replace the entire surface. It’s also much easier than trying to repair cracks and stains on concrete yourself!

Here’s everything you need to know about patio resurfacing to take your space from sad to sensational.

What Is Patio Resurfacing?

Patio resurfacing basically entails applying a new surface over your old patio. It's an economical and easy way to give your patio a fresh look while extending its lifespan for years, if not decades.

The process occurs in several steps:

  1. Fixing structural problems with concrete surfaces
  2. Patio cleaning and priming
  3. Adding pigments to resurfacing products
  4. Using sprays and rollers to apply overlays
  5. Creating patterns and designs
  6. Sealing the patio after it has been resurfaced

The best patio resurfacing companies can complete these steps in about one or two days, depending on the size of your patio.

Patio Remodeling With Concrete

Resurfacing is a great way to breathe new life into an old concrete patio or patio area. It's economical and easy, making it a win for most people who are exploring alternative backyard design options.

Your resurfaced concrete patio can be stamped, stained, or stenciled and have color added. A professional contractor can determine if your surface is a suitable candidate, and can easily make it look like wood, brick, or stone with a combination of different colors and patterns

Who knew that concrete was so incredibly versatile?

Benefits of Resurfacing Patios

Besides the incomparable delight of enjoying a late afternoon cocktail in a beautiful space, there are some practical and financial benefits to resurfacing your patio.

  • Increase the value of your home
  • Save time on maintenance and upkeep
  • Extend the life of your patio
  • Gain more usable patio space
  • Extend the living room style to your outdoor space
  • Transform your patio into a backyard paradise

Yes, there are certainly some exciting advantages to resurfacing your patio. Let’s explore some of the options available to you.

Overlay Systems for Beautiful Patios

You really are spoiled for choice when it comes to products and finishes for your new and improved patio space.

The most cost-effective way to brighten your patio is by painting it. The only drawback to this is that it doesn't stand up to heavy use as well as other options do, and it needs more maintenance more often. Epoxy coatings, on the other hand, protect your surface from moisture and can withstand more wear. This coating may also provide a creative color palette for your space.

Stamped concrete overlay covers offer color, pattern, and texture to your patio while also improving the surface's durability and strength.

Concrete monotone platforms are one of the more popular options. They're much easier to maintain than traditional concrete pavers and offer a clear design canvas for your imagination. Some come pre-tinted, making it simple to change the color to suit your home.

Concrete Patios for the Win

The versatility and low cost of concrete make it an ideal material for implementing elegant patterns on patios. We have a team of experienced designers who can help you find the perfect design that fits your outdoor space and your needs.

There are a range of concrete designs available. They come in a wide variety of colors, designs, and textures, including:

  • Stamped
  • Engraved
  • Stenciled
  • Colored
  • Stained

A beautiful concrete overlay can also be applied over surrounding walls, fire pits, worktops, and fireplace surrounds to uniformly decorate your space.

Patio resurfacing is a great option for patio renovation that will result in very little tear-up of your patio or surrounding areas. You'll save money on installation and enjoy surfaces that are colorfast and slip-resistant.

Depending on the layout of your property, some have also opted for concrete driveways to complement their patio and garden aesthetic.

Patio Resurfacing Tips

Do you know what you want? The first step to patio resurfacing is having a clear idea of the patio you want to create. What kind of patio do you have now? Is your patio made of pavers, concrete, or stone slabs?

Decide on your budget. It's important not to skimp on quality. Do your homework and ask for reviews when choosing your patio resurfacing company.

Look into patio various resurfacing products. Chat with your chosen contractor to determine what’s on offer and what the final look will be.

While patio resurfacing is certainly possible for do-it-yourselfers and weekend warriors, for best results it should be performed by patio professionals.

Who Should Consider Patio Resurfacing?

Almost anyone with a patio can benefit from patio resurfacing. If the patio is in need of repair or has had its better days, this process can breathe new life into your outdoor area. If your design ideas entail creating a seamless space from the living room to your outdoor entertainment area, then this is the right solution for you.

There are some things that resurfacing won't help with though. For example, if your patio is severely cracked or has major drainage issues, patio resurfacing may not be the best solution. You might need to consider patio replacement instead.

Residential and Commercial Concrete Solutions

Not only can we assist with patio resurfacing for your home, but our team can assist with:

  • Concrete repair
  • Concrete staining
  • Sealing concrete pavers
  • Driveway resurfacing

We offer a huge variety of colors and textures so you can choose one that perfectly matches your existing décor or create something entirely unique for your backyard paradise.

Our team has over 20 years of experience in this industry, and we know how important it is for our customers to have their questions answered promptly and professionally. Get in touch with us today – we would love nothing more than to help you transform the outside of your home into something truly special.

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