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Concrete Work to Do Before Selling Your HomeGet your home ready to sell by getting your concrete looking its best
If you’re a homeowner getting ready to put your property on the market, focus on making sure your concrete is structurally sound and looks presentable. Choose from a quick cleaning or repair or opt for bigger renovations, depending on your timeframe and budget.
CLEANING, SEALING & REPAIRING CONCRETE
If you’d like to get you home listed soon and don’t want to spend a fortune, here are some ways to get your concrete looking its best quickly:
- Remove Oil Stains from Your Driveway or Garage
Expert advice for getting stubborn oil stains out of concrete
- Clean Mold From Concrete Surfaces
Think you have a mold problem? Here's how to deal with mold on concrete
- Reseal Your Concrete
Tips for applying concrete sealer properly, including when to seal, how many coats and dry time
- Repair Unsightly Cracks
Learn how to fix minor cracks in concrete with a patch
Need professional help? Find a concrete contractor near me.
FIXING STRUCTURAL DAMAGE
If your concrete foundation, driveway or other surface has experienced structural problems, you should have it fixed before listing your home. Here are some resources:
- Foundation Repair
If there are any concerns about your home’s foundation, this could make it tough to sell. It is wise to have your foundation assessed and repaired before selling your house.
- Fix Sunken Concrete with Slabjacking
If portions of your driveway, sidewalk, patio or other outdoor surface have sunken, they can often be raised back up. A special mixture is pumped beneath the slab to float it back to its original position.
- Repairing Bowed Basement Walls
A carbon-fiber-reinforced grid system permanently stabilizes bowed foundation walls with minimal disruption and no excavation.
RENOVATING WITH CONCRETE
As a seller you may be considering more involved renovations, but you want to make sure the money spent increases the value of your home. Typically the best returns come from work done in kitchens and bathrooms and on the home's exterior. Finishing a basement or updating flooring can also be good choices that will help your home sell.
Learn more: 6 Reasons to Remodel With Concrete
Improve front yard curb appeal
Finish the basement
A finished basement is a big plus to potential buyers since it provides extra living space. Concrete is a great flooring choice for basements since they can be prone to dampness.
Ditch dirty carpet or dated tile
Stained concrete floors are an affordable choice that are appealing to buyers since they are easy to clean and attractive. If your concrete subfloor is in good shape and you go with a single, standard color, this is cheaper than wood, which is another favorite among buyers.
How much will these improvements cost?
When getting a home ready to sell, stick with basic designs because they are universally appealing and provide the best return on your investment. Get an idea of what you’ll spend on these projects:
- Foundation Repair Cost
The national average is about $5,857
- Cost of Concrete Countertops
Starting a $65 per square foot
- Concrete Driveway Cost
Starting at $8 per square foot
- Walkway Cost
Starting at $6 per square foot
- Stained Concrete Cost
Starting at $2 per square foot
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