How to save your worn driveway without replacing it
In Colorado, a spalling driveway is all too common. In fact, one out of every three driveways in Colorado has spalling or deteriorated concrete. Spalling is the flaking off of the concrete surface as shown in the photographs above. But a replacement is not always necessary.
Here at Concrete Restorations, we have developed several resurfacing systems to repair this type of damage without tear out and replacement. Beautiful decorative applications that are stronger and more durable than your existing concrete driveway. Here we shall discuss our exclusive quartz driveway system that is perfect for repairing and resurfacing your driveway along with walkways, entryway, and even patios.
This particular driveway was a real challenge due to the extent of spalling or deterioration damaged that had occurred over time. But no worries, we enjoy the challenge. On this project, the control joints, which are the tooled joints that divide the concrete into sections, were in pretty bad shape as well. Control joints are there in hopes that should the concrete crack, it will be in that joint and not across the concrete slab.
To restore this driveway, we must remove any concrete that is loose or deteriorated by whip gears and high-pressure water blasting. This process of blasting is illustrated in our video tab showing the flaking concrete flying off the concrete surface. Then we apply a self-leveling mortar over all of the spalling areas. Once repaired, we use a walk behind diamond concrete grinder to remove all excess mortar from the driveway to make it smooth.
We shall then fill the control joints with a high strength repair mortar. Then take a right angle grinder with a diamond crack chaser wheel in a “V” shaped blade and a long piece of siding as a guide, to put crisp new control joints throughout the slab. Now we have an excellent pallet to work on for our Quartz System.
Quartz is the fourth hardest mineral known to man below diamonds and is an excellent high traffic material. We combine the strength of quartz with high solid epoxies to create the most comprehensive driveway resurfacing system available in the marketplace today. We have an endless selection of colors about 3200 colors and a system that is sure to meet the most stringent requirements.
Combining beauty and durability is assured in this high-end application. If you would like to learn more and find out about the multiple alternative systems that are available then feel free to contact Dan Yalacki at Concrete Restoration Systems at 303-435-3334. We provide free consultation and would love to show you what all is available to you!
Article Posted January 10, 2018 by:
Daniel Yalacki President/Consultant
Concrete Restoration Systems