Everything You Need To Know About Resurfacing Your Austin Area Pool Deck
Pool Deck Resurfacing Options To Consider This Summer
What Is Pool Deck Resurfacing?
Pool deck resurfacing is the process of repairing and restoring your existing concrete pool deck to help it look brand new. If you love your outdoor pool but notice your concrete pool deck is a little worse for wear, it may be time to consider a pool deck resurfacing job to help it look and function better. It can be helpful to correct damage such as cracks, holes, or stains or to simply give your pool deck surface a new facelift. Regardless of the reason, pool deck resurfacing allows your concrete to obtain a like-new surface that you can enjoy for years around your pool.
Signs Your Pool Needs A New Surface
Knowing the signs to look for that indicate your pool needs resurfacing can save you from costly repairs or replacement services. While it may be tempting to postpone your concrete resurfacing, there are some telltale signs that your concrete pool deck will need to be resurfaced, such as:
Pool Deck Damage
Signs of peeling, flaking, or disbanding in your concrete pool deck should never be ignored. While not only potentially hazardous, this may be a sign that your pool deck is aging and in need of a protective facelift. Pool deck resurfacing can provide a protective layer for your concrete to prevent damage around your pool for years to come.
Pool Deck Fading
Similarly, fading on your concrete pool deck can also create hazards around your pool. If your concrete pool deck color is fading, this could mean it no longer reflects heat in the summertime. Especially if you like to walk barefoot around your pool, the summer heat of Texas could heat your concrete pool deck significantly and create discomfort for you and your family or guests.
Protective Coat Damage
Alternatively, if you have already had concrete resurfacing but find that your protective layer is starting to chip away, this is a big sign that you need a new pool deck resurfacing job. Decorative and protective paint that peels away can leave your concrete prone to structural damage or more, so it is important to schedule a pool deck resurfacing appointment as soon as possible.
Increasing Your Property Value
Safety issues around your pool will not be overlooked if you are selling your home. Damage to your concrete pool deck or old protective layers chipping away will indicate to sellers that the fun outdoor pool is just a money pit. Resurfacing your concrete pool deck can increase your property value and appeal to potential sellers.
Benefits Of Pool Deck Resurfacing
Upgrading Your Outdoor Space
Concrete resurfacing is a less invasive renovation performed on your concrete pool deck area to enhance and protect your pool area. It is a cost-effective way to increase your property value, improve aesthetics, and increase safety around your pool. With minimal maintenance and many benefits, pool deck resurfacing is a great way to upgrade your outdoor living. Here are just a few benefits pool deck resurfacing can achieve for you:
Extend Your Concrete’s Lifespan
Many elements, such as weather and pool chemicals, affect concrete over time. Resurfacing and coating your concrete pool deck can protect it from outdoor elements and chemicals in your pool. Water can also penetrate the porous surface of your concrete, causing structural damage over time. Your concrete surface will be protected from cracks and failures caused by water and extend the lifespan of your pool deck with protection that lasts around 10 to 20 years.
As your concrete pool deck ages, the surface can break down and expose cracks, chips, and other sharp edges. This can result in an unsafe surface for you, your family, and pool guests. To reduce the risk of injury, your pool deck can be resurfaced to smooth out any damage on your concrete. Not only will resurfacing help to protect and smooth out your pool deck’s surface, but the option of a non-slip coating can provide a reduced risk of falling as well.
Like all aspects of home care, maintenance for your resurfaced concrete is an important part of upkeep in your home. While resurfacing can strengthen and protect your pool deck, maintenance is integral to keeping your resurfacing investment worthwhile. However, the coatings on your pool deck will protect it from weather, cracking, fading, heaving, and concrete failure, meaning maintenance on your resurfacing will be minimal, aside from keeping it clean and knowing when to replace it.
Saves You Money
Resurfacing your pool may seem like a high upfront cost, but the protection it provides your concrete means saving more money over time. Concrete replacement around your pool can be an extensive and expensive project. Resurfacing your concrete will be a much lower cost comparatively, with much less intrusive work. Resurfacing is a great way to extend your concrete’s lifespan without worrying about replacing the entire surface.
Finally, one of the biggest reasons homeowners opt for pool deck resurfacing is for an enhanced, high-end appearance. Having an attractive, expensive look without breaking the bank is a great way to increase the value of your home for yourself or potential buyers if you are looking to sell. Concrete resurfacing can provide comfort and better aesthetics to your backyard, making it a space everyone wants to enjoy.
Pool Deck Resurfacing FAQ
Your Concrete Questions Answered
Choosing to resurface your pool deck provides a myriad of benefits for your outdoor pool deck area. Since it’s such an extensive process, many homeowners have many questions about what pool resurfacing may cost, the process, or how long it will take to complete on your pool deck. Here are some frequently asked questions about concrete resurfacing:
How Long Does Resurfacing Take?
The length of time it takes to complete your pool deck resurfacing project will depend on many factors. Repairs needed, such as filling all cracks to prevent spreading and provide a smoother finish, will be an important first step in resurfacing your concrete to ensure no more damage is caused. The material you choose will also affect the time. Depending on the preparation of materials, cleaning, and repairs, the average completion time for a concrete pool deck is two to three days.
What is the Pool Deck Resurfacing Process?
The first step in any resurfacing project will be to thoroughly prep the existing surface to ensure all dirt, grime, or other debris will not interfere with resurfacing. We accomplish this by diamond grinding the entire pool deck surface and repairing all damage prior to coating. Once the surface has been ground, it’s vacuumed with our high-end vacuum system which expertly pulls the dust from the pores of the concrete, allowing our base coat to penetrate into the slab.
Then, a bonding agent will be applied to adhere the new material to the old surface. As part of the base coating process, decorative flakes are broadcast into the material which serves as a decorative element as well as a safety feature creating texture and built-in anti-slip. These flakes come in a broad range of colors and sizes and can be multiple colors or a solid color of your choosing. After 1-2 hours of drying the area is hand scraped and vacuumed again prior to the installation of our Polyaspartic topcoat. This material also has Shark Bite blended in for even more anti-slip protection. Once the curing process is complete, your new concrete surface will be ready for use.
How Much Does Resurfacing Cost?
Your pool deck resurfacing project’s cost will depend on several factors, like the size of your pool deck, resurfacing material, and the extent of any repairs you may need. If your concrete needs repairs or work before the process of resurfacing, you could face a higher price for labor. One of the most significant contributors to the cost will be the price of materials chosen.
Maintaining Your Resurfaced Pool Deck
Keeping Your Concrete Beautiful
Pool deck resurfacing can be a big investment in your property. For this reason, it is important to maintain your resurfaced concrete so you can experience the full lifespan of its protection. Resurfaced concrete requires very little maintenance, but it is important to upkeep to ensure that your concrete remains sealed and clean. Below are some helpful maintenance tips on how to clean, remove stains, and reseal your concrete resurfacing:
Dirt, grime, and debris are abrasives that can damage your resurfaced concrete if left to build up over time. Combined with natural wear and tear, your concrete resurfacing could face damage. To avoid this, regular sweeping with a soft-bristled broom with an occasional wash or mopping with mild soap and water will help prevent the build-up of dirt over time. This can extend the life of your concrete and keep the protective layer looking clean and polished.
While stains on your concrete won’t be too much of a problem if your concrete is sealed, it is important to ensure that grease, oil, and thick liquids don’t stay on your concrete for too long. Sealants protect the concrete surface by keeping staining elements from seeping through. However, if you find that sealer isn’t enough, using a mild detergent and a nylon brush to scrub stains off will also work to protect your concrete.
Professional Pool Deck Resurfacing
How Casey Custom Can Help You
Pool deck resurfacing is a great way to breathe fresh life into your backyard pool area. Whether you want to make your pool area more aesthetically pleasing to guests, or you are looking to sell your home for a higher value, a custom concrete resurfacing job can benefit your backyard pool in many ways. If you notice your concrete deck is showing signs of wear, it may be time to call in a professional for resurfacing your pool deck area.
Casey Custom Decorative Concrete proudly serves Dripping Springs and Austin area homeowners with quality concrete services. Our speedy installation, 15-year manufacturer backed warranty, and safety standards are what sets us apart from the rest. Our coatings provide built-in anti-slip and thermal properties so we can take on any custom resurfacing job around your pool. If you notice your concrete looks damaged, dull, or dangerous, call Casey Custom today to see how we can give your pool deck a facelift this summer.