Looking to spruce up your concrete without ripping it out?
Concrete Overlay is a great technique to enhance existing concrete. Here's how it work:
Step one: prep and clean
First we prep the surface by pressure washer or grinding. We then cut and open up any existing cracks and caulk. This allows for the crack to still move a little but once we put down on materials and incorporate a design and the ugly crack will be hidden.
The patented material that makes it all happen: kool deck®
We mix the material, which is a patented material called kool deck®. This material is concrete mix with polymer an acrylic material giving it extra strength (greater than 6000psi vs standard 3000psi for concrete). An added benefits of kool deck® is that it doesn't get as hot as regular concrete making it nice for pool decks and patios and other high barefoot traffic areas.
For more info on the patented material: http://mortex.com/products/kd.html.
Creating a custom texture or look
We then trowel the material down as seen in the video above. This provides a texture or look. We also can spray the material down. The other application is after trialing the material down we can trowel out a custom design or leave it as a texture design. We then wait for it to dry somewhat and then etch out the design.
One-of-a-kind color sample process with Customer
After a day of drying we come back to stain with a base coat color and then begin the color sample. Our color sample process is one of a kind where customers are able to actually change the colors that we use on the surface when using a flagstone or other detailed design.
Giving you a behind the scenes look at some of the many jobs that Unique Concrete Design LLP has done