Signs You Should Resurface Your Patio

Signs You Should Resurface Your Patio

Have you noticed signs of concrete patio damage? Even the best patio on your block could benefit from resurfacing with patio coatings.

Read on to learn some common signs that indicate your concrete patio needs a facelift.

6 Signs You Need to Resurface Your Concrete Patio

If you’re worried about your patio’s condition, it may be time to resurface it. Here are some signs that will help you know when it’s time to call a patio coatings contractor.

Your Concrete Patio Is over 15-20 Years Old

Concrete patios can last for a long time, but they undergo wear and tear over the years. If you notice that the concrete surface looks rough or has small cracks, consider resurfacing it.

To keep your concrete patio in good shape, we recommend resurfacing it every 3-5 years. Resurfacing will refresh the surface and make it more durable. Your concrete will look new again!

The Surface Is Cracking or Crumbling

If your patio’s concrete is cracking or crumbling, it may be time to resurface it. Crumbling concrete is not only unsightly, but it also indicates it has moisture damage. Moisture causes the sand and aggregate in the concrete to wash out, leaving voids that lead to cracks and crumbling.

If you see telltale cracks on your patio, call a professional immediately. They will evaluate your patio and help you determine if it’s time for new patio coatings.

There Are Visible Holes or Uneven Surfaces in the Concrete

While concrete is generally durable, it’s not immune to damage. Over time, cracks can form due to surface trauma or weather exposure.

Cracks allow water to enter the concrete, leading to mold growth, discoloration, and other problems. Concrete patios can also become uneven due to shifting soil or ground movement. If your concrete has an uneven surface, a professional will need to fill in the holes and level out the patio before resurfacing it.

Concrete resurfacing with patio coatings isn’t just a cosmetic fix—it also offers a major safety precaution. It protects you from potential injuries and liability for damages if someone falls through one of those holes.

There’s Moisture, Water Pooling, or Dampness under/on the Concrete Surface

If you see moisture, water pooling, or dampness under or on your patio, don’t wait to resurface the concrete. Water damage indicates that surface cracks allowed water to seep into the concrete.

Water damage on a patio can significantly weaken the concrete, so it’s an emergency situation. Resurfacing will seal up the cracks and provide a water-resistant barrier.

If you wait too long to resurface your patio, you’ll risk mold development and other issues that will worsen the situation.

The Color Has Faded

If you’ve noticed that your patio looks a little drab, it may be time to resurface it. Your patio’s color can fade very quickly when continually exposed to the elements. The sun’s powerful UV rays can do a number on your patio, creating discolored areas.

To determine whether or not resurfacing is necessary, examine your concrete’s coloring. If you see any spots where the color looks faded or blotchy, the next step is a protective coating.

Your Concrete Patio Has Loose Paver Stones

If you’ve noticed that your patio has loose pavers, it may be time to resurface it.

A few options can help you fix this problem. You can replace loose pavers with new ones or use a cement grout that hardens as it dries, creating adhesion between pavers.

If you’re looking for a more permanent solution or want to revitalize your concrete patio, consider resurfacing. Specifically, an epoxy, polyurea, or polyaspartic coating will add durability and visual appeal to your patio.

Contact the Top-Rated Professionals for Patio Coatings in San Antonio, TX

If your concrete patio needs resurfacing, get in touch with the patio coatings experts in San Antonio, TX.

At EMC Concrete Coatings, Inc., we have over ten years of experience providing epoxy and polyurea/polyaspartic coatings to residential and commercial clients. We have a wide selection of durable coatings backed by a 24-month warranty.

Our coating options and services include:

  • Polyurea
  • Polyaspartic
  • Epoxy flake
  • Concrete repair and restoration

Our expert technicians will inspect your patio and give you a free estimate on coating or resurfacing costs. We can help you choose the best option to restore or enliven your patio. You can count on us to be reliable and honest and offer 100% customer satisfaction!

Call (210) 430-4181 today to get your free quote on patio coatings.

What are the benefits of coating my garage or patio floor?

There are a multitude of benefits to coating your concrete surface. Our prep phase will eliminate high spots or surface deficiencies through diamond grinding or shotblasting. In addition, our trained technicians will fill in any cracks, holes, or spalls on your concrete surface prior to any coating being placed. This ensures a smooth and uniform appearance throughout your slab. Concrete is very porous and can make stain removal difficult. With a high-performance coating installed, you will be able to remove otherwise tough stains with a spray of your water hose. And lastly, our floors look amazing! The garage is often overlooked when it comes to renovation/upgrades, but a professionally installed resinous coating will add $$$ to the value of your home.

How long does a typical installation take?
In most cases, our highly trained technicians can wrap up your residential project in as little as 2 days. We do offer a state of the art 1 day system, where you can walk on your new floor the next day, but we do not recommend these rapid cure systems during the summer months. Commercial projects and larger residential projects (1K sq. feet or more) can certainly take more time to complete. As always, our sales team will visit your site to take accurate measurements and offer a realistic timeframe.
Do you offer free on-site quotes?
Yes, we do. EMC Concrete Coatings always prefers to visit you at your project site to take
measurements and go over your coatings/color options. Our quotes are valid for 90 days and there is never any pressure. We are not here to make you feel uncomfortable or pressured. Our process is smooth and easy for everyone involved.
Can you give me a “ball-park” price over the phone?
Yes. However, this is not the way we prefer to quote jobs. Each project is unique and a
“standard 2 car garage” is going to be different for every homebuilder in town. Square footage’s, linear walls, garage aprons, and condition of the slab all play a very important role in providing you with an accurate quote. This simply cannot be done in a matter of seconds via a phone call or messenger.
How much does it cost to install a decorative coating on my garage floor?
A typical 2 car garage coatings installation in the greater San Antonio area will cost between $2’400 and $3’000. Our pricing is based on square footages and other aspects of the project, including the linear footage of any stem walls, aprons, or repair work.

Oversized or multi-car garages, patios, or other areas will result in higher priced estimates.

Do you use epoxy or polyurea for garage coatings?
We use all the above. Resinous coatings do not come in a one size fits all application. The
details and specs of each project will help our trained technicians determine what coating is best for your project. Typically, we use polyurea coatings for our garages and patio installations. However, shop floors and other commercia/residential spaces will call for epoxies, urethanes, or water-based materials. Rest assured, no matter which products we use, they are from reputable coatings manufacturers and TDS sheets are always available to our customers upon
Is this service affordable?
We are not the lowest priced team in town. We are also, certainly not the most expensive outfit on the block. Our pricing is determined by the costs of materials, inflation, demand, labor, and level of service. When choosing EMC Concrete Coatings, you have done yourself a great favor by hiring the best in the business. EMC does run specials throughout the calendar year for discounted floors and we always honor first responders, military, and front-line workers discounts.

Our team is always mindful of our customer’s budget. We are a locally owned and operated
small business, and we know the value of our hard-earned dollars and how much they mean to each one of us. We strive to provide our customers with the best possible pricing throughout the year. EMC honors our warranties, we show up on time, every time, and will go above and beyond to ensure you are 100% satisfied at the end of each project. If we miss the mark, we will rectify it. Simple as that.

Does my new floor come with a warranty?
Yes! We offer an excellent written warranty with all our floor coatings installations. Depending on which option you choose (stain, seal, epoxy/flake, solid color, or polish) the length of time will vary from 5 years to a limited lifetime homeowners’ warranty. We HONOR our warranties.
Who am I hiring if I choose EMC Concrete Coatings?
The best crew in town. From our brand-new trucks, wrapped-trailers, uniformed employees, and state of the art equipment – we are the best. Our technicians are certified and experienced installers. EMC is bonded, commercially insured, and experienced. Multiple professional references are available for commercial projects at any given time and our online reviews speak for themselves when it comes to our residential portfolio. You have made the right choice by calling the team at EMC Concrete Coatings. Most importantly, the owner of the company, Eric Calderon is personally involved in every project that comes through our door. Generally, Eric and his sales team will be the person you meet with at your project walk thru. You will then see Eric and his crew upon the day of installation. We never sub out our projects, our employees are in-house guys and Eric is there each step of the way to ensure maximum customer satisfaction!
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