Thanks to its durability, the concrete coating can remain in good condition for a long time if it is installed correctly and the existing concrete base is strong. On average, a repaved floor can last from 10 to 15 years, but in some special cases, it can last up to 20 years. The quality of the coating material, the amount of preparation work performed on concrete, and the amount of regular maintenance can all affect the service life of a concrete screed. A ground concrete has strong adhesion properties, which makes it last a long time.
With a best of both worlds approach, concrete siding provides an “like new” finish with little mess at an affordable price. Resurfacing can help update the appearance of concrete and make it more consistent with the rest of the structure. However, if the underlying concrete is in poor condition, the repaved area may last only a year or two before showing signs of wear and tear. After removing the tiles and preparing the underlying concrete, a 1 ½ inch layer of unbonded reinforced concrete was applied.
According to the Portland Concrete Association, the best concrete coating thickness is 1 to 2 (25-50 mm) inches thick. A concrete screed can completely rejuvenate the aesthetics of a concrete surface and can drastically alter the appearance of a house or building. Using a machine that mechanically erodes concrete, such as a grinder or a shot blasting machine, is one of the most effective ways to prepare concrete substrates for resurfacing. Resurfacing can help fill cracks and chips and can also help make concrete stronger and more durable.
Temperature differences mean that the concrete layer will expand and contract at a different rate than the base concrete. In general, the more severe the weather conditions, the higher the cost of maintaining a repaved concrete surface. There are a variety of decorative overlay options for covering concrete driveways, pool decks, patios, parking areas and almost any other concrete surface.