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Reducing Bond Failures Caused by Moisture-Vapor Transmission
Don't Let Water Vapor Delaminate Your Overlay: How to seal concrete before an overlay
How-To Tips for Installing Concrete Overlays
Answers to Common Questions About Concrete Overlays: Advice from expert Chris Sullivan
How to Add Color to Concrete Overlays
How to Protect and Maintain Resurfaced Concrete
Overlay Tools: Seven essential tools for concrete resurfacing
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Decorative Concrete Overlays: A primer of the various overlay types and the decorative possibilities with each
Vertical Concrete Overlays: Lightweight cement-based overlays mimic stone, brick, and other wall textures

Concrete sidewalks come in a close second to concrete driveways in the amount of traffic they receive. And just like driveways, they are often treated with deicing salts in the winter. All that wear and tear and chemical abuse can take a toll on the appearance of concrete walkways by causing abrasion, spalling, stains and freeze-thaw damage. The good news is that if the damage is superficial, as is often the case, it’s possible to restore and upgrade the appearance of your concrete walkway rather than go through the expense and hassle of replacing it. Resurfacing with a cement-based overlay or microtopping is a cost-effective option for adding a decorative touch to an existing concrete walkway while covering up minor flaws and discoloration. After the overlay is applied to the existing concrete, it can then be stamped, stained, stenciled or engraved to add color or simulate the look of brick, stone, tile or slate. Before beginning a concrete walkway resurfacing project, be sure to consult a professional to determine if your concrete can be resurfaced successfully. If the concrete slab is settling or is badly cracked, resurfacing may not be a viable option.

Concrete Walkway Resurfacing Projects

Flagstone-Patterned Overlay

This concrete walkway and steps were transformed with a colored and patterned overlay. Faux grout lines were created by taping off the flagstone pattern before the overlay was applied.

Adding the Look of Stone and Brick to an Existing Walkway

A polymer overlay with a hand-taped stone pattern and brick border gave this existing concrete entryway new life.

Italian Slate Sidewalk Overlay

This concrete walkway was rejuvenated with a concrete overlay stamped in a seamless Italian Slate pattern and hand painted with water-based antiquing stains.

Slate-Look Walkway Overlay

To replicate the look of inlaid slate, this concrete sidewalk was covered with a gray-colored cement overlay to create the look of a grout base. The slate pattern was delineated with duct tape, and then an acrylic cement topping was applied and hand painted to create a marbling effect.

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Rapid Set Skim Coat Repairs, levels, and smooths concrete for applications.
Thin Micro-Topping Produces durable surface to color or stain
Self Leveling Overlay Find the overlay to meet your project's needs
¼” Stamped Overlay Can be applied indoors and outdoors
T1000 Stampable Overlay For use with resurfacing concrete floors and hardscapes.
Floor Coatings Available in Value Packs
Flooring & Coating System Epoxy Flooring System designed for concrete
Microtop Concrete Overlay Can be sprayed or rolled on and accepts coloring
Decorative Concrete Made Easy Buildable overlay with superior adhesive properties
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