If you own a typical home in the Triangle Area of North Carolina, you have multiple mismatched concrete surfaces around your property. These can include:
- Entry walkway
- Pool deck
- Footpaths or paved walkways
- Garage floor
- Outdoor shed ramp or entry
Often times, these concrete surfaces can easily appear mismatched and incongruous as a result of the project inconsistencies. Thus, for many homeowners, these slabs, steps and decks create a chaotic landscape. If you have this issue with your property’s concrete, how can you bring these areas together to appear more cohesive and attractive? We look at some of the methods used by We Do Concrete Cheap for Raleigh-Durham area homeowners.
Causes of Mismatched Concrete Surfaces
Your home’s mismatched concrete surfaces may be the result of poor planning or development of the property in multiple phases over a lengthy period of time.
Indeed, common reasons why properties have mismatched concrete surfaces include:
- Adding extensions to existing walkways or slabs
- Using multiple batches of concrete for one job
- Repairing older or damaged concrete
- Applying degreasers or cleaners to some areas but not others
Furthermore, concrete also changes color as it ages. Everyday wear and tear can leave blotches of dark and light areas. Selectively refinishing some of these areas will mismatch the existing concrete surfaces even more. No two batches of concrete will precisely match unless mixed to exact proportions using the same ingredients. Even then, new will not match older surfaces that have withstood years of exposure to the elements and use.
Updating Mismatched Concrete Surfaces
You are certainly not stuck with inconsistent looking concrete areas around your home. In fact, you can provide a facelift for your whole property by bringing these areas together as part of one refinished look. Or, you can selectively refinish or replace older surfaces to better match newer areas.
Some ideas for updating your mismatched concrete surfaces include:
- Unifying concrete extensions, such as making a new extension to a patio or walkway match the original slab by resurfacing both using decorative concrete or stamped concrete
- Restoring your old driveway and its extensions using decorative concrete or stamped concrete overlays
- Restoring an aging pool deck and its extensions using a repair mortar with a moisture-resistant finish
- Creating harmonious spaces of pre-existing concrete by resurfacing using a concrete overlay, stamped concrete or other decorative concrete surface
Concrete overlays, stamped concrete and decorative concrete can refresh and improve the appearance of your existing slabs, walkways, decks, patios, porches, steps and other surfaces. In fact, these methods of making concrete surfaces more cohesive actually upgrade the appearance of your property. Decorative concrete and stamped concrete come in a variety of styles, forms, colors and finishes. Instead of paying for full replacement or more expensive materials like flagstone, decorative concrete can mimic this look at a fraction of the cost.
Call We Do Concrete Cheap to Update Your Concrete
If you avoid looking at your unattractive and mismatched concrete surfaces, it is time for an update. Schedule your free consultation with We Do Concrete Cheap today. Areas we serve include:
- Wake Forest
Call the Triangle Area’s best choice for residential and commercial concrete projects. Unify your mismatched surfaces with decorative stamped concrete. Call today at (919)454-3927.