Unfortunately, bricks are too thick and cumbersome to consider when resurfacing the average concrete porch. But if you have your heart set on brick, one answer is brick-looking tiles.
If you have an old deteriorating porch you have two options; repair and apply a concrete resurfacing finish or replace it. If you are lucky and your porch is in sound structural condition, such as the one in the photograph and are willing to risk the ability of the new material to bond well to your old concrete then you may consider having your ...
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Resurfacing is a job meant to deal with discoloration or tiny cracks; if your patio is structurally compromised, you will need to replace it. You want to raise the level of your patio surface slightly where it meets a driveway , walkway , etc., so that it will be flush with it.
Mix concrete resurfacing powder and water—following manufacturer's instructions—in a 5-gallon bucket with a drill and paddle mixer. Saturate the patio surface with water, but remove any areas of standing water. Pour the patio resurfacing compound onto the patio, and spread with a long-handle squeegee. The mixture should be 1/16 to 1/8 inch thick.
Resurface a porch or veranda Looking for a quick way to improve the appearance of your front porch? As the saying goes, “You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression” and your front porch or veranda is generally the first thing visitors or friends notice when coming to your home.
With a concrete overlay, a drab concrete patio, walkway, or pool deck can be transformed into a new, colored or stamped decorative surface. Can Your Concrete Be Resurfaced? If concrete has severe cracking or damage resurfacing will not solve the problems.
This new porch was built to run alongside the length of the house. It would lead out onto the deck area. I designed the deck to have a bench built with storage underneath the bench to store flower pots and other miscellaneous items. The length of the porch and deck is about 40 feet long.
Concrete Patio & Walkway Repairs Fixing cracks, holes, pitting and performing proactive resurfacing and sealing avoids complete patio replacement costs of about $3,500. Filling cracks and holes are simple projects that only costs between $5 to $100. You can DIY the fix or hire a professional for as little as $300.