Resurfacing a cracked concrete driveway is a great way to restore its look and integrity. Instead of completely replacing the driveway, contractors can repair the damage by pouring a new layer of concrete over the existing one. This will create a smooth, intact surface that looks like new. If you want to add a bit of extra flair, you can apply a coat of cement stucco to the driveway.
This stucco is made from Portland cement and sand, and you can add dry stir pigments to achieve the desired color. If your driveway has visible cracks, it's a sign that the surface is failing and needs attention. If the cracks are less than a quarter of an inch wide, you can repair them with RestoreKoat by Concrete CraftTM. This versatile repair mortar can eliminate years of wear embedded in your driveway.
Before you start resurfacing, grab a screwdriver and scrape off any residue you see. Then use a wire brush to clean the area and a blender broom or leaf blower to clear it. Wet the driveway with a pressure washer and add Quikrete engraver, cleaner and degreaser to the machine tank. Attach a high-pressure nozzle and thoroughly clean the surface.
Mix Re-Cap Quikrete Concrete Grinder with Water in a 5 Gallon Bucket and pour it over the cracks. Use a flat-edged trowel to force it deep into them and allow it to dry overnight. Then mix in a much thinner batch of rejuvenator and moisten the concrete before applying it. If the joint is ½ inch or wider, you must first insert a foam backing rod into the crack to prevent the sealant from falling out.
You may also want to replace an asphalt driveway after 20 years or a concrete road after 25 years. Filling small cracks is an easy DIY project, but for best results, watch this concrete crack repair video before you start. This type of crack is usually caused by heavy vehicles driving along the roadside and exerting pressure on the outer edge. To fix them, grind them, use a pressure washer to remove debris, open the cracks to their full depth and fill them with Re-Cap Quikrete Concrete Grinder. If your driveway needs a completely new look, you can apply a decorative layer of concrete to cover minor surface damage such as cracks, imperfections and discoloration.
To make your entry look great for many years to come, you will have to do additional work repairing the cracks. In conclusion, resurfacing your cracked concrete driveway is an effective way to restore its look and integrity without having to replace it entirely. You can repair minor damage with RestoreKoat by Concrete CraftTM or fill small cracks yourself with Re-Cap Quikrete Concrete Grinder. If you want to give your driveway an entirely new look, you can apply a decorative layer of concrete.