Are you ready to spruce up your outdoor space this Spring? How about a concrete overlay? Here’s a closer look at concrete overlays and how to use them for your garden or backyard.
What’s a Concrete Overlay?
A concrete overlay is a thin layer of a colored cement-based product that is installed over existing concrete for the purpose of repair or decor. Concrete overlays can be applied feather-thin or up to ¾”, depending on the type of finish you’re going for.
The Benefits of Concrete Overlays
Installing a concrete overlay to a walkway or patio can fix underlying problems or uneven textures. They correct any surface deficiencies while providing skid resistance and improving surface draining. If you live in a climate with extreme heat or cold, a concrete overlay can minimize weather-related deterioration and improve the overall structural integrity of your space. From a design standpoint, a concrete overlay can help you achieve any look you’d like, from earth tones to geometric patterns.
Concrete Overlays for Walkways
If you have a cracked or crumbling walkway, or want to build a brand new one, a concrete overlay could be the perfect solution. Anywhere there is existing concrete, or an area that concrete that can be placed, is the ideal spot for an overlay. Damaged concrete can be dangerous for children or pets, so installing an overlay can not only change the look of your outdoor space but make it functional and safe as well.
Concrete Overlays for Patios
A concrete overlay can change a boring slab concrete patio into a work of art and a perfect spot for entertaining. Love the old-fashioned look of cobblestone? A concrete overlay can create that for you, at a fraction of the price of actual cobblestone. Installing a concrete overlay to your existing patio can make it easier to reliably place furniture, grills, and outdoor toys – making it a much more functional space for outdoor activities.
Ready for a concrete overlay? Leave it to the professionals at The Jersey Floor. Contact us for a consultation today.