Cracked concrete can be more than just an eyesore. It can lead to deeper and more serious damage, such as sunken slabs and pavers, weather damage, and chipped concrete or pavers. A professional will know what repairs are needed, what type of concrete will be better maintained, and what problems are a symptom of a larger issue. If the slab is in a much worse shape than just a few cracks, you may need to replace the entire concrete coating.
Concrete resurfacing is an economical way to improve your driveway or patio if you're tired of the smooth concrete look. Cracks can also occur due to pouring concrete over a frozen site or the absence of control joints. Concrete can chip, crack, sink, and become uneven over time, especially under the repeated weight of your car. The cost of resurfacing concrete depends on several factors, such as the size of your site, the materials chosen for finishing, and how many repairs are needed.
Brick and concrete wear out faster, but paving stones have the benefit of being able to replace individual pavers as needed. The joints allow for expansion and contraction of concrete during temperature changes. Resurfacing a concrete driveway may cost more than replacing it with another material, but it will be much less expensive than removing and replacing the existing concrete. This type of repair involves using a coating or overlay to give the old patio a new life.