How to Repair Cracks and Resurface a Concrete Driveway
The concrete driveway is something that alot of homeowners love because of its versatility and strength. If properly managed well, the concrete driveway can really stand the test of time.
The truth is that as time goes on, patio and driveways are known to get cracked. These could occur because of water moving in the soil, as it freezes and thaws. It could be because of the tree roots or the cars moving through the driveway. Everything known to man and made by man always wear off as time goes on. All you need to do is either maintain it or have it replaced.
Instead of trying to have the slab broken, and then pouring over a brand new one, you can decide to have the concrete driveway repaired. Repairing the concrete driveway is something that can be done by anyone, as long as you fall into the category of the handsy kind of person. If not, it won’t be a bad idea to have an expert hired to prevent the work from getting messed up.
Begin by making use of a pressure washer to try and rid the concrete driveway of dirt, mildew, and mold. Immediately you have the slab wet down, douse the pressure washer’s reservoir with a masonry clean solution to ensure that every dirt gets removed. Spray on the concrete driveway until you notice that changes have occurred. The concrete driveway has to be neat before you can start to work on it.
Immediately the cleaner has been added, try and have the high-pressure nozzle linked to the pressure washer to ensure that the concrete surface gets cleaned totally. Ensure that every loose concrete or dirt in those cracks are removed well to ensure that when you start using patching material on the concrete driveway, it will work well.
The next line of action is to have the Concrete Resurfacer doused in water.
Ensure that the mixture is in a bucket, then try to use a mixing paddle to ensure that the mixture blends well.
You have to ensure that the mixture comes with a very thick consistency, and ensure that it gets poured on the cracks.
Opt for a flat edge trowel to ensure that the mixture is being forced into the cracks deeply.
Have the surface smoothened out. Don’t leave the surface looking jagged.
Leave the surface to dry out on its own for hours, and after that, place the resurfaced again in a thinner batch. Before it is applied again, ensure that you wet the concrete again to ensure that the new mixture added doesn’t dry immediately.
Immediately you are done with everything, have the resurfacer placed on the slab evenly by making use of the rubber squeegee. You will want the coat to be even.
As the resurfacer begins to dry, use ab room that comes with an extended handle to ensure that the concrete driveway doesn’t become slippery whenever it is wet.