Concrete Sidewalk Resurface

Concrete Resurfacing in Minnesota

This blog post discusses unique options for repairing concrete that save you time and money.

This article is a review of the products used to refresh or resurface old concrete as an alternative to tear up and replacing concrete surfaces such as concrete sidewalks and concrete patios.

First, a little background on the project and products used; H&C Concrete products were supplied for this project through Sherwin Williams.  Two areas were tested:

  1. Concrete Sidewalk
  2. Concrete Patio

The goal was to avoid the mess and costs of tearing up and replacing the concrete in these areas.  The concrete in these two areas are 20+ years old.  These criteria make this product an excellent candidate for use in a remodeling project.

Concrete Sidewalk

Let’s start with the concrete sidewalk.  Originally the sidewalk was poured and smoothed like any other concrete sidewalk.  Over the years of wear and tear, the concrete sidewalk had become dull and worn out.  To refresh this area we chose to do the following:

  1. Clean the surface with concrete cleaning solution
  2. Base coat with H&C Concrete Resurfacer; add-in City Sidewalk color pack
  3. Apply turkey tape with Ashlar pattern
  4. Top coat with H&C Concrete Resurfacer; add-in Buckhead Brown color pack
  5. Remove turkey tape to reveal Ashlar pattern (City Sidewalk color) at grout lines
  6. Spray on Semi-Transparent Decorative Stains in the following order: Autumn Breeze, Honeycomb, Dahlia Red, Henna, and Cocoa Bean
  7. Seal with H&C Concrete Sealer Clear Gloss Oil-Based

Here’s the cost breakdown and comparison to starting from scratch for this project:

Resurface Concrete$1,000
Tear out and Replace Concrete$3,000

Concrete Patio

The concrete patio resurfacing took on a different process as follows:

  1. Clean the surface with concrete cleaning solution
  2. Base coat with H&C Concrete Resurfacer; add-in City Sidewalk color pack
  3. Apply Top coat of H&C Concrete Resurfacer; add-in Buckhead Brown color pack using Air Compressor and Hopper Gun
  4. Trowel down top coat to give the surface a knock down pattern
  5. Spray on Semi-Transparent Decorative Stains in the following order: Dahlia Red, Henna, and Cocoa Bean
  6. Seal with H&C Concrete Sealer Clear Gloss Oil-Based

Resurface Concrete$3,500
Tear out and Replace Concrete$6,000-8,000

Summary

This is definitely a project to be done by the professionals.  The key is to get this done as quickly as possible to the sealer stage to prevent any issues.  A professional will have the experience and know how to finish this project in a high quality manner.  If you can’t dedicate 20+ hours to this project (not recommended to leave it sitting halfway done across several days let alone weekend to weekend without touching it), then hire a professional.  It will be well worth the cost.

Brush Masters has the personnel properly trained to take on this project for you.  Please call us at (763) 478-3232 to schedule a time for someone to come out and look at your concrete resurfacing project.

Disclaimer
Sherwin Williams provided the products for this blog piece.

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