Self-leveling concrete has a name that explains itself. We simply set down the cement and the special polymer added to this solution allows for the finished surface to appear leveled. This concrete allows for our team of experts to set your stamped concrete atop a smooth surface. Many of our clients ask for this form of cement so that there are no worries about precision in terms of how balanced our clients will feel when standing on their finished driveway, patio, or back porch. We have the proper tools to get the job done!
Why Self-Leveling Concrete?
Self-leveling concrete is simply the best solution to ensure that cement is well-balanced before making further adjustments to your finished surface. The polymer added to the cement solution helps manage a job that could be more taxing to our team of experts than necessary. Self-leveling concrete is smoother and appears as such. You can spot the different between this style of concrete and other concrete that has been smoothed manually. The former has more precision, and we value a smooth finished surface. We leave that finish to the wonders of science.
Although this style of concrete cannot be applied to surfaces that have already been painted, once the foundation is set, you can color the surfaced of self-leveled concrete. We encourage all of our clients to create a finished look that suits their aesthetic needs. Coloring can be added through staining the concrete. Additionally, dyes and tinted sealers can be added. Our special stamping procedure can also be used in which we stamp with a colored liquid or powder solution. There are several ways to ensure that you concrete has the proper finished look you desire.
Self-leveling concrete is extremely durable. The main difference between this form of concrete and regularly used concrete is that the finished appearance is much flatter. However, the material used is still concrete; it’s simply managed in a way that prevents clumps of cement from taking over your finished foundation. Not only is self-leveling concrete reliable, but many people who are undergoing home or business renovations have been able to purchase self-leveling concrete from home improvement stores. However, we recommend hiring our team of experts to handle the job because one misstep can make a worthwhile investment turn into a headache.
Remove Paint from Surface
One job that self-leveling concrete cannot handle is floors that have already been painted. The polymer added to the solution does not chemically react well to already-painted floors. In order to use self-leveling concrete, painted floors must be stripped of their color. A sander can be used to complete this job or a grinder. It is important that the new foundation of cement is laid upon a scuffed surface so that it may stick. Otherwise, the floor will be too smooth, and you will not be able to see the wonderful effect of this style of concrete.