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- Concrete Restoration: Step-by-Step Overview
- Raising Sunken Concrete by Slabjacking
- Applications for Resurfacing
- Restore Concrete: Resurfacing Outdoor Driveways, Patios, Pool Decks, Sidewalks and Walkways
- Resurfacing Interior Floors: Cover Concrete with Decorative Concrete Overlays
- Decorative Concrete Overlays: Discover the Decorative Options for Resurfaced Concrete
- Decorative Options for Concrete Overlays
- Adding Color to Overlays
- Stamped Concrete Patterns and Designs
- Outrageous Concrete Overlay Projects
- Concrete Floor Coverings: Creative Ways to Cover Concrete
- Other Ways to Add Pattern and Color to Existing Concrete
- Staining Concrete to Improve the Appearance
- Applying Decorative Stencils to Existing Concrete
- Sawcutting Patterns in Existing Concrete
- Concrete Engraving
- Garage Floor Coatings: add Color, Hide Imperfections
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Stamped Concrete OverlaysResurface existing concrete with a stampable concrete overlay
A stamped overlay offers all the aesthetic benefits of conventional stamped concrete but is applied over existing concrete. Stamped concrete overlays allow you to duplicate the beauty and texture of natural stone, brick, slate, wood, and other materials without having to replace your concrete.
ApplicationsStampable overlays can be used on new or existing concrete and on interior or exterior surfaces. They can even be applied to walls and other vertical concrete. They are especially popular for refreshing the appearance of existing driveways, patios, walkways pool decks, and floors. Before opting for a stamped overlay, consult a professional to determine if your concrete can be resurfaced successfully. If the concrete is in bad shape, with many cracks or severe settlement, resurfacing may not be a viable option.
How to installA stamped overlay will be durable and easy to maintain if applied properly. In order for the overlay to adhere successfully, you'll need to prepare the existing surface by cleaning it thoroughly, repairing any cracks, and profiling (which roughens the surface and helps the overlay grab onto the concrete). The overlay mix is usually applied by a gauge rake (a tool with an adjustable depth gauge for achieving a uniform topping thickness) and then imprinted with stamping mats or texturing skins. Overlay thicknesses range from 1/4 to 3/4 inch, depending on the depth of the imprint.
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