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using concrete to create an outdoor living space

Do you want an area outside of your home where you can entertain guests? Maybe, you just want a patio where your family can gather for an outdoor dinner on a warm summer's night. If so, it is quite possible that you could have a concrete patio installed for less money than you might think. You can learn all about how concrete can be used for many of the elements of your patio. Concrete is easy to maintain and can last many, many years, so it is a great material to use in such a way. Visit my website to see how many things I have made out of concrete for my patio and learn the estimated cost of each item.

using concrete to create an outdoor living space

Why Your Small Business Shouldn't Wait For Concrete Resurfacing

by Eugene Mitchell

Whether you own a hotel or retail outlet, your small business should never wait for concrete resurfacing. Cracks, lifts, and even spalling are symptoms of bigger structural issues that can cause extensive damage down the road. So if you're putting off making needed repairs to your commercial business, you need to consider why your concrete shouldn't wait:

Timely Repairs Matter

Making timely repairs to your concrete can eliminate unseen damage that penetrates well into rebar or metal grating. They can also eliminate the hazard of a total breakdown of your concrete installation to a crumbling mess, if an area of your concrete has been overtaken by spalling.

If damaged concrete is either load-bearing or in a conspicuous location, like balconies or overhangs, making timely repairs will reduce the chance of structural failures that can pose a danger to pedestrian traffic and the integrity of your entire building.

Your Facade Can Be Restored

Almost any concrete facade (as well as foot path or structural installation) can be cosmetically restored with repair and resurfacing techniques that make the finished product indistinguishable from a new installation. New installations are expensive for both removal of old material and replacement of the surface.

Restoration of your concrete depends on whether the initial installation was correctly installed and the extent of your spalling, which will require area removal and replacement to remedy the cosmetic concern. But more often, contractors will recommend repair instead of replacement, because repair and resurfacing options bring the benefit of saving money, as well as a finished product that can last longer and look better than even the initial installation.

Repairs Are Fast

New concrete additives and formulas give your concrete a look and strength that is unmatched, and the results can be tested in minutes, instead of days. Modern concrete repair products are modified with polymers that allow repairs to be made in a wider range of temperatures and conditions, and the finished product is completely dry-to-the-touch in just minutes.

This is advantageous if you need to make repairs to concrete walkways or high-traffic areas for your small business that would otherwise need to be shut down for days during total replacement. Areas on ceilings or walls can also be repaired easily with products that offer excellent binding and low shrinkage, so you'll end up with results that look incredible and will last longer than the concrete that composes the surrounding areas.

To learn more, contact a company like Epoxy Stone Inc. with any questions you have.