spalled_concreteDo you have a driveway that the surface is flaking away on?

Are you looking for spalling concrete repair methods?

Then you have come to the right place, in this post I will share with you 3 different spalling concrete repair methods that you could use in order to turn your unsightly driveway into something you can be proud of.

Spalling Concrete Repair Method 1 – Sandblasting

spalling concrete repair method 1One great way deal with your spalled concrete is to actually have someone come in and sandblast the surface away, heck it’s already coming off anyway. If you can’t beat em, join em right!

LOL!

Sorry about that, but on a serious note. You can actually sand blast the surface of the concrete taking away as much as ¾ of an inch. But in most cases when it comes to spalling concrete then this will not be the depth needed, it will only be necessary to take off the surface itself.

If you go with this spalling concrete repair method you can actually create a very nice looking exposed aggregate finish and if you take care of it properly by keeping it clean and sealed for protection it could last you for years to come.

Spalling Concrete Repair Method 2 – Grinding or Polishing

polished spalling concrete repairThis repair method would probably be my personal last choice for a few different reasons. But I did want to mention this option because it may work for some people. And in fact you can create some very nice looking finishes with this method.

With this spalling concrete repair method you would actually have someone come in with a large walk behind grinder and grind the surface right off which will leave a smooth surface. They could actually go so far as to polish it for you which would create and even smoother surface and even do some decorative cuts and create something that will truly look amazing.

As I mention though I would not personally go with this method but I have seen it done before and it looks really good. The reason I would not do it personally is because when it comes to a driveway, smooth is not the best option, just my opinion though.

Spalling Concrete Repair Method 3 – Concrete Overlay

Spalling concrete resurfacerThis is probably the most common method used to repair spalled concrete driveways and probably the most cost effective as well.

With this spalling concrete repair method you would actually pour a thin topping right on top of your existing driveway.

Now some people may be a little leery of only pouring a topping because of the concern they may have with strength but the truth is, you do not pour just any regular concrete. There is special concrete overlay and resurfacing products that are designed specifically for this application.

The best part about the concrete repair method is in most cases it is something that the average person can do with the help of a friend or two.

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