If your concrete is disintegrating, you should replace it, as trying to put a concrete overlay overtop won’t help much if the surface underneath the overlay is disintegrating. However, if you just have standard cement issues like minor cracks, then there are multiple driveway repair products that can both repair and revitalize your driveway from improved integrity and property value.
Here is what you need to know about common causes of driveway damage and some of the best driveway repair products that Stone Edge Surfaces has to offer.
No one likes needing driveway repair. However, driveways are subject to significant wear and tear. Your cars drive over them multiple times a day, they’re constantly exposed to the elements, the ground can settle, and more. As such, even if you’re mindful about maintenance, you may end up needing driveway repair sooner or later.
Some common causes of driveway damage include:
Depending on the driveway damage, you may be able to save money by simply having your driveway repaired, rather than ripped out.
As mentioned in the beginning of this blog, there are some damages that can’t be repaired. Depending on the level and type of damage your driveway has, you may need to replace it. However, driveway repair is possible with most types of damage. When you get driveway repair done early enough, you can prevent damage from worsening in severity.
Some common types of driveway damage include:
If you have driveway damage, it’s important to consult with a professional before attempting any repairs. You want to take stock of the driveway’s condition, whether or not driveway repair would be worth it or whether you’re better off replacing it, and what type of materials would be best for the job.
Here at Stone Edge Surfaces, we take pride in helping commercial and residential clients meet the needs of their projects with our professional grade products. We have products and factories in the USA, Chile, and New Zealand. Some of the options we have available to help with driveway repair are as follows.
Our Smooth Coat Mix is a fantastic product for driveway repair. In most cases, you don’t need a primer. It can be used in both commercial and residential applications, inside and out. Our smooth coat mix is commonly applied over driveways for a beautifully smooth base or top coat, and can also be used as a texture coat with broom finish, skip trowel, knockdown, and other textures.
Our Hairline Crack Fill Mix, aka Accent Enhancer, is excellent for minor driveway repairs. As the name suggests, this is used for filling in hairline cracks that may be marring the appearance of your driveway. It prevents such cracks from widening and getting longer. This product can also be used to add a more realistic and weathered look.
Our Pro Bond Ulta is a primerless, multi-use base and top coat. It can be used to create a positive slope for your driveway, as well as for driveway repair. It can fill, repair, rebuild, and smooth damaged concrete, such as with spalling, cracks, and more. It can be used on its own, as well as with our Smooth Coat Mis and Stamp Mix.
If you don’t want your driveway to look like it’s been through the ringer, this is an option to refresh its appearance.Concrete overlays can be crafted with a beautifully realistic look that lasts. So, regardless of whether you want your driveway to look like it’s made of cobblestones, bricks, tiles, or something else, our Stone Edge Surfaces products give you a luxury aesthetic at a more affordable price tag.
You can even change colors and textures with our integral color mixes, stamps, and more. While our horizontal mix doesn’t change the functionality of the surface much, it provides great coverage and enhances curb appeal.
Our Concrete Stamp Mix is a customizable stone veneer ideal for driveways and can be used as a base coat, top coat, or scratch coat. It’s recommended to use this with our Pro Bond if you have a deep fill project, as the concrete stamp mix on its own is not suitable for deep fill projects.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to a Stone Edge Surfaces certified contractor in your area, or to us directly. We offer factory trainings to teach people how to use our products. Contact us today for any questions about our products that you may have.