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Identifying Concrete Problems

Although it might not seem like a big deal, issues with the concrete around your house can cause big problems in the long run. A single rogue crack can turn into a leaky basement in no time, which is part of the reason I started focusing so much on evaluating concrete issues. I realized that by identifying problems early, I could have them addressed proactively to resolve the problem. This website is all about identifying issues with your concrete so that you can get things fixed quickly the first time around. Read more about concrete issues on this blog and why they are so dangerous.

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Tips To Make Concrete Surfaces Look Like Elegant Custom Floors

If you have concrete in an area that is going to be finished space, such as a basement, there are finishing options to give them a custom finished look. When you do finishes like acid staining or epoxy coating, concrete polishing will give them an attractive shine. Here are some tips that will help turn your concrete surfaces into elegant custom floors:

Choosing the Type of Concrete Finishing for Floors That Are In Need Of A Makeover

When you plan on giving concrete surfaces a custom finish, you will want to choose the right finish for your needs. The finish used outdoors may be different than a finish that is used for indoor floor finishes. Outdoors, finishes like stamped concrete and overlays work well and will give concrete a textured surface, which can resemble natural stone, pavers or have custom patterns. Indoors, finishes that are smooth will work better, such as acid stained concrete or epoxy coatings. To give the floors indoors a more attractive look, have them polished by a concrete specialist.

Repairing Blemishes and Damage to Prepare Concrete Surfaces for New Finishes

When you have unfinished concrete surfaces, there are going to be some blemishes from the installation process. Usually, these blemishes do not need to be repaired if the flooring is installed over a concrete subfloor, but if you plan on having a custom finish and polishing done, you will want to have these problems repaired. In addition, if you have an older concrete surface with cracking and other damage, you will want to repair these problems before you have the concrete finished.

Polishing And Caring For Finished Concrete Floor Surfaces

Many concrete finishes will have a dull luster after they have been installed. The final step in finishing the surfaces will be to have a concrete service polish them. The concrete polishing process will involve buffing the surface to get it as smooth as possible and adding a protective sealant. Once you have had the polishing done, the only thing that needs to be done is maintaining the floors. Cleaning the floors regularly will help preserve the polished finish, and when the concrete begins to lose its luster, you can buffer them or have the concrete polishing done again.

Finishing concrete surfaces is an affordable option for durable and attractive floors. After you have had floors finished, contact a concrete polishing service, like Clean Force Concrete Corp., to give them a shiny finish and protective coating.