While it’s one of the strongest and most durable construction materials around, even concrete suffers over time from stains, cracks, and surface flaking (aka spalling), leaving it looking old and worn. When the concrete in question is a patio, it can detract from the look and feel of the entire yard. Resurfacing a worn-out patio is a straightforward DIY project when using a product such as Quikrete Re-Cap Concrete Resurfacer. A few basic tools, a free weekend, and a couple of friends who are ready to roll up their sleeves is all that’s needed to give that pathetic patio a fresh new look—without the expense or labor that’s involved in tearing out and re-pouring it.
The secret to a successful patio resurfacing project lies in correctly prepping the surface and then applying the product uniformly. Keep reading to discover eight steps for getting the best results with Quikrete Re-Cap, and check out this video to watch a resurfacing project from start to finish.