Concrete Overlay In San Diego
A concrete overlay can completely transform the appearance of old, worn, or damaged concrete. In rare circumstances, overlays can be put from the feather edge up to 1 inch thick. They can be left unfinished, broom finished or colored and stamped.
A trowel, squeegee, or gauge rake and smoother are used to apply the paint. Making it simple to give any concrete surface a whole new look at a fraction of the cost of removing and re-pouring new concrete.
Flooring With A Concrete Overlay
In the image below, we’re resurfacing an old concrete floor with a self-leveling concrete overlay that’s about 1/8″ thick.
The concrete floor was soiled and deteriorated, and the owner desired a fresh, easier-to-clean surface. To tackle this issue, we employed FLAT TOP, a bag mix self-leveling overlay.
Flat Top is a polymer-modified concrete overlay for resurfacing concrete floors like this one. One bag covers 50 square feet and is applied at 1/8″ thick.
We finished and protected the floor with a transparent concrete sealant when it had hardened.
Cost Of A Concrete Overlay
The self-leveling overlays are extremely fluid and only require a small amount of “assistance” to spread and apply.
Difference Between Concrete And Cement
A concrete overlay is a thin layer of polymer-modified concrete that is applied to existing concrete to resurface or repair it. They can be applied in a variety of thicknesses, ranging from feather edge thin to 2″ thick in some circumstances. Stamped, broom-finished, or smooth overlays are all options.
Almost all concrete overlay manufacturers have their own proprietary blends.
All you really need to know is that they’re a highly strong blend of cement, different aggregates, and polymer resins.
The polymers in these overlays are what set them apart. The polymers act as “glue,” allowing them to be extremely robust while also forming a tenacious link with properly prepared concrete.