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Basics of Concrete Overlays

Properly cleaning existing substrate prior to installing a concrete overly.After the existing substrate is properly cleaned and prepared, this contractor applies a self-leveling overlay.

Applying stain to concrete overlay creates visual interest to concrete.If desired, “grout lines” are sawcut into the overlay for visual interest.

Removal of excess concrete stain prior to neutralizing the concrete overlay.Stain is applied using a variety of techniques and colors, enhacing the design created with the scorelines.

Using a concrete overlay over a cracked slab may not hide the crack for long.Excess stain is removed and the surface is neutralized before it is sealed.

Long driveway with decorative concrete overlay covering a cracked slab. Cracks like these may eventually show through a thin concrete overlay, but proper surface preparation can minimize this problem.

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