Concrete pool decks are more than durable. They allow for some creative shaping to outline the contours of your pool more beautifully. Whether you have opted for a kidney shape, rectangular pool, or a more elaborate pool deck design encompassing patios, steps and walkways, few surfaces stand the test of time like concrete. When well maintained and professionally installed, concrete decks can last for years without requiring structural repairs.
But pump the brakes. We live in the Northeast. We don’t live in a climate that remains essentially unchanged 24/7/365. We get four seasons of fun. And the longer you’ve had your deck, the more likely that it’s developed problems that regions south and west don’t have to deal with. Such as stains from leaves, sap, and other debris from trees, and multiple rounds of freeze/thaw cycles that can crack and heave the surface. Indeed, Mother Nature can be your concrete pool deck’s worst enemy.
Choosing the best surface restoration for your concrete pool deck
When your deck has fallen into disrepair or just needs a serious facelift, there are several options you can select from. Not all are created equal.
If the deck has become particularly bad, you might think that total replacement is your only option. But there are many drawbacks to demolishing and repouring your deck. First, assuming it’s in the backyard, all the money you’ve put into landscaping and hardscaping are at risk once heavy equipment is moved into your yard. Second, digging out and removing the old surface and then replacing it can compromise the walls of your in-ground pool leading to expensive repairs and further delays. Then there is the impact on the environment. Manufacturing concrete is a carbon-intensive process, from the processing to trucking and delivery. Furthermore, getting that heavy equipment into your yard is no small matter. If there is not enough property between your home and your neighbors, requesting they allow heavy equipment to pass over part of their property to access your yard is a gigantic hassle.
A better solution to reclaim your concrete pool deck is to choose a renovation process that will restore the appearance of your existing deck and give it many more years of service. RenuKrete Engineered Concrete Flooring can create the beauty of natural flagstone and slate tile from the surface of existing concrete pool decks. There is no demolition involved. RenuKrete repairs the deck to like-new condition and transforms its appearance into your choice of natural color scheme. In just four days you’ll have a pool deck that is totally new and remarkable.
RenuKrete is created from the existing concrete deck. There’s no demolition or replacement of old concrete, saving money and carbon output.
RenuKrete is not a concrete deck overlay or paint. It won’t chip and peel away in a few years like these kinds of products.
RenuKrete is far better than pavers for pool deck applications. It won’t shift or sink over time like pavers can when water gets in between and compromises the sand base, particularly around the edges. The space in between pavers can also become a breeding ground for moss and plant growth and collect dirt which can be tracked into your pool. RenuKrete leaves a much cleaner surface.
RenuKrete maintains the authentic texture of your concrete deck while transforming it to the look and feel of natural flagstone and slate tile.
Each RenuKrete engineered concrete decking restoration is a one-of-a-kind unique piece of art that accentuates the beauty of natural stone derived in a sustainable way from your existing concrete surface.
You want a pool deck that lasts. That’s even more reason to choose RenuKrete.
Concrete overlays are another popular option for resurfacing concrete. Whether they’re called “stamped concrete overlays,” “cementitious overlays” or by some other name, in the Northeast U.S. these overlays are ill-equipped to withstand the multiple freeze and thaw cycles of colder climates. Down South they’re a popular option, but they still can’t match the integrity of an existing concrete surface that’s been restored to like-new condition.
Largely a mechanical process that’s custom crafted via proprietary technologies, the ECF system addresses concrete issues and repairs on a structural level. RenuKrete ECF restores the integrity of the existing concrete slab and beautifies it for the pool deck, the patio, walkways, and even indoors in the garage and basement.