Is it Better to Resurface a Concrete Driveway?

When it comes to concrete that is already worn out, spalled, or discolored, property owners usually have a choice between tearing out and replacing the existing concrete or going for a concrete resurfacing. Which one is the ideal path?

If your home has an older concrete slab, then there’s no doubt that you should replace it with new concrete. This is because old concrete is extremely porous and prone to cracking. It also tends to stain over time and become unsightly.

On the other hand, if your house has a newer concrete slab, then resurfacing may be more appropriate. Why? Because resurfacing does not require removing the existing concrete. Instead, it just adds a protective layer on top of the existing surface. This means that you don’t have to worry about losing the value of your home. Plus, you won’t have to spend money on new concrete as well.

So what exactly is concrete resurfacing? Well, this process involves applying a thin coat of cementitious materials (such as mortar) onto the existing concrete. Then, it is allowed to dry. Once the cementitious coating hardens, it forms a smooth, uniform layer over the existing concrete. As such, you can now enjoy a fresh new look for your driveway, patio, or sidewalk.

So how much does concrete resurfacing cost? Well, depending on the size of the area that needs to be resurfaced, the price could range anywhere between $1,000 and $10,000. But remember that these prices are inclusive of all labor and materials.

Remember that when it comes to the cost, you really get what you pay for. While you should go for cost-efficiency, you don’t want to sacrifice quality just to save a few bucks. Or else you’ll find that the resurfacing doesn’t last long and you’ll have to do it again. 

Fortunately, you have contractors like Sunny Desert Concrete, where you don’t have to choose between cost-efficiency and quality – because you’ll get both! To find out more about concrete resurfacing, contact our team of experts at Sunny Desert Concrete. Our professional staff will give you free estimates and provide you with helpful tips on how to maintain your concrete surfaces.